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  • Senate blocks measures to extend NSA program

    Sat May 23 03:15:30 2015 | Source: CNN

    The developments, coming in a rare overnight session, leave in doubt the ability of Congress to keep alive a program many feel is critical to national security but has also alarmed privacy advocates for its sweeping nature.
  • Senate votes spell uncertain fate for domestic surveillance program

    Sat May 23 06:21:40 2015 | Source: Reuters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A measure to extend spy agencies' bulk collection of Americans' telephone records was blocked in the U.S. Senate early on Saturday, leaving the fate of the program uncertain days before it expires on June 1.







  • Senate passes two-month transportation spending patch

    Sat May 23 05:30:02 2015 | Source: Reuters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate early on Saturday passed a two-month spending extension for federal transportation projects that puts off a decision on long-term funding for road, bridge and rail transit projects until the height of the summer construction season.
  • Everything you need to know about the Patriot Act debate

    Fri May 22 23:14:00 2015 | Source: CNN

    As the debate roils, get up to speed on NSA surveillance, how the Patriot Act authorized it and why Congress may -- or may not -- reform the program.
  • Senate passes 'fast track' trade bill

    Fri May 22 22:11:02 2015 | Source: CNN

  • Here's why the TPP is such a big deal

    Fri May 22 22:10:01 2015 | Source: CNN

    What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership? Is it different from "trade promotion authority"? And why do either of them matter? Your questions are answered.
  • Obama hails Senate passage of trade package

    Fri May 22 21:57:22 2015 | Source: The Hill

    "I want to thank senators of both parties for sticking up for American workers."
  • Senate votes to grant Obama fast-track power on trade deals

    Sat May 23 01:56:40 2015 | Source: Reuters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama scored a major victory on Friday when the U.S. Senate voted to give him "fast-track" powers that would help wrap up negotiations on a 12-nation Pacific Rim trade deal central to projecting American influence in Asia.







  • Clinton emails show concern about image after Benghazi

    Sat May 23 01:48:17 2015 | Source: Reuters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top aides to former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton fretted over how she would be portrayed after the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, emails released on Friday showed.







  • Senators urge Obama administration to block Arctic oil drilling

    Sat May 23 01:32:47 2015 | Source: Reuters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of 18 mostly Democratic U.S. senators on Friday urged the Obama administration to stop Royal Dutch Shell's preparations for oil exploration in the Arctic, saying the region has a severely limited capacity to respond to accidents.

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