In the wake of a Bundy Ranch crisis sparked by a militarized federal land-grab effort in Nevada, it seems that the Department of Interior has set its sights on a new prize - this time targeting once protected Indian reservation land on Pine Ridge in
Dramatically increasing mass surveillance? See me after class
Cybersecurity firms and snake-oil salesmen promising protection from online threats are ubiquitous these days, and it's hard to stand out in such a crowded field—unless you're the former leader of the world's best hacking outfit.
Congress is about to mess with D.C.'s new marijuana bill.
Two senators are proposing the most significant reforms to the Freedom of Information Act in four decades, including altering a key exemption that government agencies frequently use to deny access to a vast swath of Executive Branch documents.
Can't do your taxes because the dog ate your hard drive? No problem!
The senator's speech at the Faith & Freedom Coalition oozes with disdain for Congress.
Of major U.S. institutions, Americans most confident in the military
The Fix Was In From The Beginning
Existing Authorizations Are Still in Place
Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) provided his latest head-scratching comment in public, this time joking he engaged in illicit activities with animals as a child. "[We'd] get back [to the Pine Belt-Hattiesburg area of Mississippi] as often as we could bec
Top senators thought you wouldn't notice. Behind closed doors, they wrote up new indefinite detention and Guantánamo provisions in the annual defense policy bill, and then waited 11 days to quietly file the bill.
No surprise for those of us here of course, but it is still disconcerting to read this article and actually see the various connections between the brands.
As many as 227 million Americans may be compelled to disclose intimate details of their families and financial lives -- including their Social Security numbers -- in a new national database being assembled by two federal agencies.
If the United States Government were governed by the laws it makes for the rest of us, California Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher would be in prison.
In a press release issued recently, one that almost no mainstream media sources have bothered to report, it was announced that Dr. Brian Hooker had finally received documents from the CDC through a Freedom of Information Act that revealed ...
Sources pointed to two powerful and wealthy lobbies as the ones that ultimately shot down the reforms: trial lawyers and pharmaceutical companies.
It’s shameful that the president of the United States, the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the leaders of the country’s surveillance agencies refuse to accept consensus reforms that will keep our country safe whi
Democratic Florida Rep. Joe Garcia — fresh off being caught eating his own earwax on camera — was caught red-handed (or is it yellow-fingered?) in another gaffe this week, claiming that low crime rates in border cities with lots of federal immigratio
I have to start by telling you that I have absolutely no love for big pharmaceutical companies.
House Republicans voted Wednesday to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify at a pair of committee hearings about her role in the agency’s tea party controversy.
The California state assembly has passed a new law that will be prohibit the selling or displaying items with an image of the Confederate flag. We have previously discussed the disciplining of students and others over the display of this flag
A congressman is calling for a probe into the activities of armed militiamen who are supporting a Nevada cattleman in a high profile showdown with federal authorities over grazing rights, citing allegations they set up armed checkpoints on local road
"The markets are not rigged," said SEC Chair Mary Jo White in a House Financial Services Committee hearing today.
In one such chat, he allegedly wrote that “12 is about as old as i can handle . . . i love them at 6 7 8.” In another chat, he allegedly bragged about sexually molesting a 6-year-old girl.
In a March 2014 report, The Wall Street Journal issued a dire warning about the nation's electric power grid.
A new bill introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives aims at curbing overzealous photoshopping of models and celebrities in advertisements. Called the “Truth in Advertising Act,” the bill was co-sponsored by Republican Rep.
Speaking with CQ Roll Call, Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) said that the $174,000 annual salary lawmakers receive is not adequate enough compensation for their role in the government, to the point that their quality of life in Washington, DC, is affected.
A prominent Democratic California state senator and gun-control advocate was indicted by a San Francisco grand jury on charges of corruption and conspiracy to traffic in firearms, according to court documents released on Friday.
Rep. Duncan Hunter on Tuesday asked Congress to evaluate whether enough states have officially called for a constitutional convention to propose a balanced budget amendment — marking the next step toward what could be an historic gathering.