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U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary

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  • White House's late changes to NSA spying bill shake support

    White House's late changes to NSA spying bill shake support
    Carefully crafted legislation that would end the government's bulk collection of Americans' phone records is under fire after the White House requested last-minute changes that critics say would water down its protections. A year after Americans learned...
  • Bids to shorten prison terms get bipartisan support (and opposition)

    WASHINGTON — For decades the Republican Party prided itself for being tough on crime, often putting Democrats on the defensive by pushing for longer, mandatory sentences for convicts. In 1988, that hard-line stance helped sink the presidential...
  • FBI director takes heat for marijuana comments

    FBI director takes heat for marijuana comments
    Marijuana users won't be welcome at the FBI anytime soon, the agency's director said Wednesday. The loosening of restrictions on pot in some states has forced the FBI to reject qualified applicants because of a policy that bars them from having used the...
  • Judge Jodi Remke appointed to head California ethics watchdog agency

    SACRAMENTO -- With ethics scandals rocking the Capitol, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday appointed as the new head of California’s ethics watchdog agency a judge who has overseen the discipline of attorneys. Joann M. “Jodi” Remke, who...
  • California judge named head of state's political ethics agency

    California judge named head of state's political ethics agency
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday appointed as head of California's political ethics agency a judge who has overseen the discipline of attorneys. Jodi Remke, presiding judge of the State Bar Court of California, is Brown's choice for...
  • GM, Comcast hearings struggle selling stories

     GM, Comcast hearings struggle selling stories
    It is not uncommon for someone to sell a bill of goods when appearing before a Senate or House panel. What's rare for a hearing on Capitol Hill is for an elected official to actually solicit goods. "Somebody can sell me a product at this hearing,...
  • 'Captain America' soars past 'Rio 2.' Turner's Koonin heads to Hawks.

    'Captain America' soars past 'Rio 2.' Turner's Koonin heads to Hawks.
    After the coffee. Before the Seder. The Skinny: Am I allowed to talk about "Mad Men" or do I have to provide a window for those who didn't catch Sunday's season premiere? All I'll say is I think I'm going to start dressing like Pete Campbell. I'm sure I...
  • Netflix tells Sen. Al Franken why it's against Comcast getting bigger

    Netflix is again sounding warning bells about Comcast Corp.'s proposed purchase of Time Warner Cable. In a letter to Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), who is one of the most vocal opponents of the deal, Netflix said a Comcast-Time Warner Cable marriage would...
  • Al Franken Asks Netflix to Chime in on Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), so far the most visible congressional opponent of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, is asking Netflix to explain if it will mean the cable giant will have the "power and incentive" to act as a gatekeeper of traffic on the...
  • Senate confirms drone-memo author David Barron to appeals court

    Former Justice Department lawyer David Barron won confirmation to the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday, despite concerns raised about his role in justifying the killing of American citizens abroad suspected of terrorist activities. The...
  • FBI's Comey says cybercrime a top priority after China attacks

    James B. Comey, the new FBI director, was visiting the bureau's field office in Indiana recently and was struck by how the invention of the automobile gave old-time Midwest bank robbers like John Dillinger a faster getaway. Today, Comey's FBI is more...
  • Spotlighting a law that stripped U.S.-born women of citizenship

    Spotlighting a law that stripped U.S.-born women of citizenship
    WASHINGTON — Daniel Swalm was researching his family when he came across a disturbing episode in immigration history. That discovery would lead to a move in the U.S. Senate to apologize for action the nation took more than a century ago. Swalm...