| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Hoping to appeal to female voters, Senate Democrats pushed a bill Tuesday to prevent states from placing restrictions on abortion that do not apply to other medical procedures.
Democrats say the bill would prevent states from singling out abortions...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 8:35 AM
Remember the Democratic reaction to the GOP's repeated attempts to repeal, run over or hollow out Obamacare in ways that were never going to succeed? “Maybe when you hit your 50th repeal vote you will win a prize,” President Barack Obama...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 8:50 PM
More than half a million young immigrants who were granted temporary deportation waivers can apply for a two-year extension, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday, in what may be a template for more sweeping White House action before the...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:59 PM
For anyone wondering what's driving AT&T Inc.'s nearly $50-billion deal to buy satellite broadcaster DirecTV, look no further than a new report issued by the Federal Communications Commission on cable TV rates.
The FCC report noted DirecTV is often able...
| May 30, 2014
| 2:56 PM
A couple of weeks ago, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), killed a major piece of patent reform legislation, presumably for the year. The tech community is still shaking in dismay, and you should too.
The measure, known as the...
| May 23, 2014
| 1:00 PM
The 2nd Amendment is just 27 words long: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." But in that single, awkwardly constructed sentence, Michael...
| May 21, 2014
| 7:28 PM
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...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:01 AM
Joined by four other Democrats active on tech issues, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, unveiled legislation Tuesday that charts a sensible, middle-ground path on net neutrality.
Naturally, it has no chance of...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Last year the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill affording some protection for reporters' confidential sources, similar to the protection that is already provided by the vast majority of states, including California. But the bill — known...
| May 21, 2014
| 8:58 PM
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...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:33 PM
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.
| Apr 3, 2014
| 9:04 AM
If the name Anita Hill means anything at all to you, you won't need any encouragement to see a compelling documentary featuring this usually private woman talking with exceptional candor and insight about the events that made her an instant national...