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Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is hopping mad. Sensenbrenner considers himself the father of the Patriot Act, the 2001 law that gave the federal government new powers to investigate potential...
The Senate Armed Services Committee endorsed several steps to improve prosecution of military sexual assault on Wednesday during a rare open debate of its annual defense policy bill, but it killed a controversial proposal opposed by Pentagon leaders....
This post has been updated, as indicated below.WASHINGTON -- The director of the National Security Agency portrayed the collection of millions of U.S. telephone records each day as a limited program designed to thwart terrorist plots, but made it clear that the NSA needed only a "reasonable suspicion"...
ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. critical infrastructure - which ranges from telecommunications to water to energy supplies - is not well prepared to handle a destructive cyber attack, the top U.S. general in charge of cybersecurity said on Wednesday....
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Democrats struck out Monday in their attempts to expand government-funded Medicaid health insurance to hundreds of thousands of working poor as part of the federal Affordable Care Act. First up was Sen. Vince Hughes, D-...
Capitol IdeasYo! The other day when the 3H’s descended on Pennsylvania, my wife asked me if the Capitol was air conditioned. I said I guess so, it seems cooler inside. Then I stepped into the Senate Rules Committee chamber for the......
WASHINGTON -- The massive National Security Agency collection of telephone records disclosed Wednesday was part of a continuing program that has been in effect nonstop since 2006, according to the two top leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee....
Sen. Mark Kirk's proposal for mass arrests to dismantle Chicago's Gangster Disciples triggered a small protest outside his Chicago office Monday just as Rep. Bobby Rush — who dismissed the plan as an "upper-middle-class, white-boy solution" —...
Pennsylvania Senate moves step closer to spending $2.5 billion for transportation needs, using taxes, feesHARRISBURG — In a stifling, cramped room that felt like a subway car at rush hour, state senators moved a step closer to approving a bill that would generate an additional $2.5 billion for roads, bridges, mass transit and other means of travel. The...
The old saying about a rock and a hard place seems to apply to the escalating costs expected for building a new State Veterans Home at Hot Springs. Just three months after the Legislature approved $6.6 million in additional spending, Gov. Dennis...
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President Barack Obama likes doing the big things. This is, after all, the man who claimed that his victorious 2008 campaign was "the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal." He was roundly (and rightly) derided...
Elected Democrats put regional airport at risk To the editor: The Washington County Republican Central Committee applauds the excellent work of the current County Commissioners, who are focused on leveraging Hagerstown Regional Airport to stimulate...
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