By Michael Barone | 06/25/14 05:21 PM
I'm old enough to remember when American liberals cherished the freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment. They celebrated especially the freedom accorded those with unpopular beliefs and protested attempts to squelch the expression of differing opinions.
By Becket Adams | 06/24/14 06:02 PM
At a ceremony, lawmakers joined hands and sang "We Shall Overcome." Sadly, it turned into the most uncomfortable thing imaginable.
By Luke Wachob | 06/23/14 04:21 PM
Political posturing trumps the First Amendment. That is the clear message being sent by at least 15 senators who, less than a decade ago, were some of the most ardent opponents of a flag-burning constitutional amendment.
By Blake Seitz | 06/19/14 02:26 PM
On Thursday, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., leveled a new charge at his favorite billionaire villains, Charles and David Koch: They're the leaders of a cult.* Sen. Reid descended into the rhetoric of conspiracy to describe an off-the-record fundraising conference organized by the brothers last...
By Zack Colman | 06/18/14 06:44 PM
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed legislation mandating construction of the Keystone XL pipeline Wednesday in possibly the last Senate action on the Canada-to-Texas project before the November midterm election. The measure secured a 12-10 vote, with two Democrats --...
By Zack Colman | 06/18/14 02:18 PM
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee agreed to send a pair of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission nominees to the Senate floor -- but there's a catch. The panel voted to approve Cheryl LaFleur and Norman Bay as commissioners with the understanding that LaFleur, the acting...
By Paul Bedard | 06/18/14 11:50 AM
In what some see as the first step to forcing the Washington Redskins football team to change their name, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday cancelled six federal trademarks of the team name because it's “disparaging” to Native Americans. “Petitioners have shown by a...
By Susan Ferrechio | 06/18/14 11:26 AM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., praised the U.S. Patent Office for canceling the Redskins trademark and said team owner Daniel Snyder will have little choice now but to drop the name.
By Susan Ferrechio | 06/17/14 05:37 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he may call for a vote on legislation toughening the laws on background checks for gun purchases following the fatal shooting of two police officers and a bystander in Las Vegas. Reid, a Nevada Democrat and a gun owner, said he had no expectation...
By Brian Hughes | 06/17/14 02:42 PM
President Obama will meet with Democratic and Republican congressional leaders at the White House Wednesday to discuss the uprisings in Iraq and other foreign policy issues.
By Susan Ferrechio | 06/16/14 07:08 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told Washington Redskins President Bruce Allen he is “promoting a racial slur,” by retaining the team name. Reid sent a letter to Allen to reject his invitation to attend a Redskins game. Reid, whose state includes 27 Native American tribes,...
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