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  • Sen. Ron Wyden calls for surveillance policy shift

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When it comes to searches by law enforcement, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden believes people's online communication should have just as much protection as their homes and property. In a speech Friday at a Portland tech conference, the Oregon Democrat called for updates to the rules...

  • Political landmines ahead for Democrats as Obama considers executive action on immigration

    As President Obama considers using his executive authority to address border security, his own party's Senate candidates worry about how it will affect the midterm elections.

  • Congressman wants to curb military surplus program

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Images of police outfitted in paramilitary gear clashing with protesters in suburban St. Louis are giving new impetus to efforts to rein in a Pentagon program that provides free machine guns and other surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies. Rep. Hank...

  • Do half of the American people really fear terrorists could shoot down a commercial jet in the U.S.?

    What does it mean when nearly half of the American people fear that terrorists could shoot down a commercial airliner in the U.S. as Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky over Ukraine?

  • Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe says deal reached on surplus program's red tape

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau The U.S. Defense Department has cut red tape in a program that gives surplus military vehicles to rural fire departments, Sen. Read more on NewsOK.

  • Washington is divided because it has abandoned federalism

    Our basic constitutional architecture still remains, and it's frustrating for those who want to augment the role of the federal government in people's lives.

  • Democrats should back Obama, GOP postal reform efforts: Examiner Editorial

    Those in charge of running the Postal Service have had their hands tied for decades by short-sighted politicians and a powerful government employee union.

  • VIDEO: What are corporate tax inversions?

    It's a hot-button issue bound to come up on the campaign trail this fall, but what exactly is a corporate tax inversion? Washington Examiner Economics Writer Joseph Lawler sheds some light on the controversial practice.

  • If Congress is so bad, why won't Americans throw the bums out?

    For reasons that remain inexplicable to this day -- if only because they are rarely, if ever, discussed -- Congress was transformed from an assembly of private citizens devoting a few years to serving their fellow citizens to a host of career politicians critics see as mostly serving themselves.

  • EXography: Americans revile Congress --- but keep re-electing incumbents over and over

    It's the most inexplicable paradox in politics: Americans revile Congress and its inhabitants, yet are voting the same individuals into office far longer than at any time in the nation's history.

  • Congress on board with Obama's Iraq plans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers last year over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American warplanes strike extremist targets in Iraq. Almost a week into the Obama administration's emergency action in northern Iraq, the...

  • Gillibrand wants to expand summer school lunches

    ONEONTA, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing legislation that would expand the summer school lunch program to provide more meals to children when school is out. The New York Democrat plans to announce her bill Wednesday at an event in Oneonta. Gillibrand's office says that...

  • Congressional lawmakers react to Robin Williams' passing

    Lawmakers can agree on at least one thing: Robin Williams will be sorely missed.

  • Why Republicans may benefit from the sudden concern over immigration

    Republicans have started to turn the tables on Democrats, enabled by news stories and Images of tens of thousands of families and unaccompanied children who have walked over the border in Texas in recent months and are straining the resources of overwhelmed federal authorities and local communities.

  • Senator: Business tax would undermine Tesla bid

    SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dean Heller warned Monday that a proposal to fund education by taxing corporations would undermine efforts to persuade Tesla Motors to build a $5 billion battery plant in Nevada. The Republican senator believes Nevada is well-positioned in the bidding war with...



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    Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the...

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