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Senate rejects Paul's 'Trust but Verify' immigration amendment - The Hill's Floor Action thehill.com
Paul’s amendment would have made immigration reform conditional on Congress voting on whether the border is secure. The Senate rejected an amendment to the immigration reform bill that would have required Congress to vote on whether border security measur
The Justice Department violated its own regulations when it secretly monitored more than 20 phone lines and seized thousands of reporter phone records following a 2012 government leak, the president of the Associated Press charged Wednesday. It was an int
What The Ruling on Gene Patenting Means | Culturing Science, Scientific American Blog Network thehill.com
Although I mostly think about conservation, ecology and nature, I have a soft spot for medicine and, in particular, genetics. It's partly due to my own ...
Hagel approves plan allowing women to join Navy SEALS, Army Rangers - The Hill's DEFCON Hill thehill.com
Women will have the chance to join the Navy SEALS, Army Rangers and other specialized combat outfits beginning in 2016 under plans approved Tuesday by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Tuesday by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
Speaker Boehner: I’m not for a comprehensive immigration solution - The Hill - covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns and Capitol Hill | TheHill.com thehill.com
Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that he will adhere to the “Hastert Rule” on immigration reform. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Tuesday that he will adhere to the “Hastert Rule” on immigration reform and denied claims that he is for a “comprehensive
NSA chief cites 50 foiled plots in defense of spying programs - The Hill - covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns and Capitol Hill | TheHill.com thehill.com
Domestic intelligence programs run by the National Security Agency (NSA) have “disrupted” more than 50 potential terrorist attacks against the United States and its allies, NSA chief Gen. Keith Alexander told Congress on Tuesday.
Senate candidates seek help in the final days of Massachusetts campaign - The Hill - covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns and Capitol Hill | TheHill.com thehill.com
Rep. Edward Markey has leaned on nearly every big-name Democrat — President Obama, former President Clinton and Vice President Biden among them — to help him cement a win in next week’s Massachusetts Senate election.
The Obama administration will open direct peace talks with the Taliban in Qatar in the next few days. The Obama administration will open direct peace talks with the Taliban in Qatar in the next few days.
Wednesday's schedule The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging will hold a hearing on the Older Americans Act. The event will focus on how the law helps reduce poverty and hunger among seniors.
House panel approves enforcement-based immigration reform bill - The Hill's Floor Action thehill.com
The SAFE Act would boost federal enforcement and grant states and localities the authority to enforce federal immigration laws. The House Judiciary Committee late Tuesday passed immigration reform legislation backed by conservatives and strongly opposed b
Four American troops were killed Tuesday in an attack at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, a defense official said. The U.
The Massachusetts Senate candidates met for their third and final debate on Tuesday night in an hour-long exchange characterized by much clash but little that's likely to change the minds of voters a week out from Election Day. Democrat Edward Markey and
House Democrats on the Appropriations Committee on Tuesday blasted their Republican counterparts for cutting Energy department spending renewable energy by 50 percent. The committee moved a bill on Tuesday out of subcommittee, which would cut $911 million
Nearly two-thirds of Americans say they want Congress to hold public hearings on the NSA surveillance programs revealed earlier this month by former defense contractor Edward Snowden, according to a new poll released Wednesday. The survey, by the Washi
Sen. Durbin pressures gun lobby with threat to move ATF authority to FBI - The Hill - covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns and Capitol Hill | TheHill.com thehill.com
The No. 2 Democrat in the Senate is readying legislation aimed at pressuring the gun lobby to endorse the confirmation of a permanent Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) director.
House passes late-term abortion ban: The House voted Tuesday to impose a nationwide ban on abortions after 22 weeks of pregnancy over Democratic objections that the bill represents a dramatic attempt by Republicans to restrict abortion rights. thehill.com
The House voted Tuesday to impose a nationwide ban on abortions after 22 weeks of pregnancy, over Democratic objections that the bill represents a dramatic attempt by Republicans to restrict abortion rights. As expected, the vote fell out mostly along par
Cruz offers voting amendment after Supreme Court nixes Arizona law - The Hill - covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns and Capitol Hill | TheHill.com thehill.com
This hole in federal statutory law allows non-citizens to register and thereby encourages voter fraud,” Cruz wrote on his Facebook page. The Supreme Court’s decision Monday to overturn an Arizona law requiring people to prove their U.
White House: NSA targeting of Russian president 'non-event' at face-to-face with Obama - The Hill - covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns and Capitol Hill | TheHill.com thehill.com
The White House on Monday said Russian president Vladimir Putin did not ask President Obama to explain why the National Security Agency targeted then-Russian president Dmitry Medvedev during a face-to-face meeting Monday in Ireland. Over the weekend, Edwa
Obama didn't press Putin on Super Bowl ring - The Hill - covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns and Capitol Hill | TheHill.com thehill.com
President Obama did not press Russian president Vladimir Putin over a Super Bowl ring that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft suggested the Russian leader had stolen, the White House reported Monday. This did not come up in the meeting between the pr
TUESDAY'S BIG STORY: House lawmakers are nearing the finish line on their version of a five-year farm bill, which is set for a vote this week. Leaders are close to having enough votes for passage, and hope to close the deal now that Speaker John Boe