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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • AT&T and DirecTV argue merger will benefit customers in FCC filing

    AT&T and DirecTV argue merger will benefit customers in FCC filing
    By teaming up, AT&T and DirecTV will be a strong competitor to cable giant Comcast Corp. and other pay-TV providers, which will benefit consumers, the two companies told the Federal Communications Commission Wednesday. "The combination of AT&T and...
  • Patent trolls win a huge victory in Congress; consumers lose

    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...
  • NBC keeps Olympic torch burning, Fox preps fall lineup.

    NBC keeps Olympic torch burning, Fox preps fall lineup.
    Before the coffee. After getting through this Comcast hearing. The Skinny: I'm up even earlier than usual Thursday morning to get this column done fast so I can watch the House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal (see...
  • James Risen case: The Supreme Court stiffs the press -- or maybe not

    This week the Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of James Risen, a New York Times reporter who has been fighting a subpoena seeking to require him to testify at the upcoming trial of a former CIA agent. Bad news for freedom of the press, right?...
  • Obama nomination for federal judgeship moving slowly in Senate

    Michael Boggs, the conservative Georgia Democrat whose nomination by President Obama for a federal district court judgeship has raised the ire of liberals, will not get a quick vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Committee Chairman Patrick J....
  • 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...
  • Obama court nominee faces tough questions from Senate Democrats

    President Obama's controversial pick for a federal judgeship in Georgia told senators that votes he cast as a state legislator would not be "indicative" of how he would decide cases, as he sought to win over Democrats skeptical of his record on civil...
  • 'The Second Amendment' is a smart history of guns and the U.S.

    'The Second Amendment' is a smart history of guns and the U.S.
    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...
  • Jill Abramson and Hillary Clinton: treading on gender turf again

    Much of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign was a disaster. The candidate was often stilted and imperial, finding her voice only when there was no chance she would win. Jill Abramson’s tenure as executive editor at the New...
  • Senate's top Democrat opposes controversial Obama judicial pick

    Senate's top Democrat opposes controversial Obama judicial pick
    In a rare break with the White House, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced his opposition to President Obama's controversial pick for a seat on the federal bench in Georgia. Reid's comments Thursday about the nomination of Michael...