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  • Target traces data breach to credentials stolen from vendor

    Target Corp. said cyberthieves stole credentials from one of the retailer’s vendors in order to access its system, according to an ongoing forensic investigation into a data breach that may have exposed information from as many as 110 million...
  • Too many Americans are incarcerated for too long

     Too many Americans are incarcerated for too long
    Despite persistent polarization in Washington, a bipartisan consensus is emerging around the proposition that too many Americans are incarcerated for too long. Democrats tend to emphasize the injustice of excessive sentences that disproportionately affect...
  • Civil Rights Division nominee Debo Adegbile deserves better

     Civil Rights Division nominee Debo Adegbile deserves better
    Debo Adegbile, President Obama's nominee to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, is an experienced litigator and specialist in civil rights law. In a rational world, he would receive unanimous confirmation. But as the Senate Judiciary...
  • Obama administration will ease rules for refugees, asylum seekers

    Obama administration will ease rules for refugees, asylum seekers
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is changing the rules for refugees and asylum seekers in the United States so that people will no longer be barred entry for providing incidental or unintentional support to terrorist organizations. The new...
  • A woman for judge

    On Jan. 15, Sen. Mark Kirk (IL-R) announced the formation of a statewide, non-partisan Judicial Search Committee. This Committee has been formed to recommend a nominee for the vacancy in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois,...
  • Former state Sen. Charles Calderon to run for L.A. judgeship

    Former state Sen. Charles Calderon to run for L.A. judgeship
    SACRAMENTO -- Former state Sen. Charles Calderon, a Democrat from Whittier, has filed papers to become a candidate for Los Angeles County Superior Court judge. Calderon submitted a declaration of intent to run for Office Number 48, the seat of...
  • NSA phone data collection far more limited than had been disclosed

    NSA phone data collection far more limited than had been disclosed
    WASHINGTON — Although U.S. intelligence officials have indicated since last summer that the National Security Agency was vacuuming up nearly every American telephone record for counter-terrorism investigations, officials acknowledged Friday that the...
  • Sen. Al Franken Warns That Comcast, TWC Merger Could Threaten Open Internet

    Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), already a critic of Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, is warning Justice Department officials that the combination "could compromise the open nature of the Internet." Franken sent a letter to Renata Hesse and...
  • Lachlan and James Murdoch on the rise. Overseas fuels box office.

    After the coffee. Before figuring out where the sun went. The Skinny: Finally finished Sunday's episode of "The Walking Dead." We are all in agreement that there's something evil going on at Terminus, right? Wednesday's roundup includes big news from...
  • Comcast's David Cohen: Merger With Time Warner Cable 'Not a Very Scary Story'

    Comcast exec VP David L. Cohen defended Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, saying that it is "a lot less scary, a lot less large and a lot less complicated than some people would like to make it." "When you think about it, in the video...
  • California wins out over Idaho in fight over 9th Circuit Court post

    California wins out over Idaho in fight over 9th Circuit Court post
    WASHINGTON – California prevailed over Idaho on Monday in a long battle over the fate of a key judicial post, thanks largely to the Democrats' change last year to long-standing Senate filibuster rules. The Senate voted 56 to 43 to confirm John B....
  • D.C. Critics Blast Comcast's Plans to Merge With Time Warner Cable

    It was only a few years ago that Comcast went through the rigorous, year-long process to secure regulatory approval of its acquisition of NBCUniversal. Now, with its plans for the country's largest cable system to acquire the second largest, it is ready...