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  • Pat Leahy's patent reform bill to be taken up again this week

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — A patent reform bill — one of the many introduced in Congress in recent months — was tabled by a Senate panel until later this week. On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee took up the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act, or Senate Bill...

  • Senate report: Torture didn't lead to bin Laden

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate investigation concludes waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, according to congressional aides and outside experts familiar with a still-secret, 6,200-page report. The finding could deepen the...

  • Rogers, GOP hawk, quitting Congress for radio show

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Mike Rogers, the brash-talking Republican security hawk who has criticized the Obama administration yet commanded uncommon bipartisan support as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Friday he was retiring from Congress next year. The 50-year-old from...

  • Congress to seek answers on delayed GM recall

    DENVER (AP) — New General Motors CEO Mary Barra has been cooperative with members of Congress investigating why the company did not act sooner to address a potentially deadly defect in some of its small cars, U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette said. DeGette, a Democrat from Colorado who is the ranking...

  • Dem fractures deepen on ObamaCare

    **Want FOX News First in your inbox every day? Sign up here.** Buzz Cut: • Dem fractures deepen on ObamaCare • Warren to the rescue in Braley’s farmer fiasco • Dem candidate charged in guns for funds sting • Top 2016 contenders converge on The Strip • This candidate’s got stones,...

  • Senators concerned by Secret Service allegations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and a senior Republican senator expressed concern Wednesday over an alleged incident involving a drunken Secret Service agent in connection with President Barack Obama's overseas trip to the Netherlands. On...

  • House votes to limit president on public monuments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and his successors would see their ability to designate new national monuments limited under a bill approved Wednesday by the House. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, takes aim at the 1906 Antiquities Act, a law Obama and other presidents...

  • Senate gives final approval to 3 anti-union bills

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Bills that aim to restrict union organizing and picketing practices in Mississippi, as well as limit governments' abilities to pressure employers to use unionized workers, are on their way to Gov. Phil Bryant. The Senate gave final passage Wednesday to the three bills,...

  • House Dems try to force vote on immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats deployed a little-used legislative move Wednesday to force a vote on a comprehensive immigration bill, an effort doomed to fail but designed to increase the election-year pressure on Republicans to act. "It is time for us to have a vote," said Rep. Xavier...

  • Dems remove hurdle to clear passage of Ukraine aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats backed down Tuesday and removed a hurdle blocking passage of legislation to aid Ukraine and sanction Russia for its bold military incursion into Crimea. With tens of thousands of Russian troops massed on Ukraine's eastern border, Senate Democrats decided it was...

  • Aides: Dems consider cutting IMF from Ukraine bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislative aides say Senate Democrats are considering cutting International Monetary Fund provisions from a bill providing aid to Ukraine and authorizing sweeping sanctions on Russia. The move would be a significant retreat from Democrats. The Obama administration, too, has...

  • Senate panel hears Exxon Valdez funding measure

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — On the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Senate Judiciary Committee took up a resolution Monday calling on the state and federal governments to seek additional money for restoration stemming from the disaster. Sen. Berta Gardner, D-Anchorage, said one...

  • Ethics panel: No full probe of McMorris Rodgers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee said Monday it will not appoint a special panel to investigate allegations that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the fourth-highest ranking House Republican, improperly combined campaign and official funds in a GOP leadership race and her re-election...

  • Reid slams GOP over Crimea; Senate bill advances

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that Republicans may have helped Russia annex Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, delivering a surprisingly sharp attack just before lawmakers advanced a bill authorizing sweeping U.S. sanctions on Russia and $1 billion in loan...

  • Terror report release may fuel Congress' CIA spat

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel's vote this week could strain the already rancorous relationship between lawmakers and the CIA, and pressure President Barack Obama to step into the fray. The Senate Intelligence Committee will weigh calling for the release of key sections of a voluminous...



From the Weekly Standard

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