United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is racing toward renewing a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines, just days before the ban expires. But with 3-D printers increasingly able to produce […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s national security team argued Wednesday to keep its sweeping domestic surveillance powers intact, even as it acknowledged some limitations appear inevitable. Facing unexpectedly harsh opposition from both parties over […]
WASHINGTON (AP) – Comprehensive immigration legislation passed by the Senate would reduce illegal immigration into the U.S. by one-third to one-half beyond what would happen under existing law, the Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday. That’s […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI uses drones for surveillance of stationary subjects, and the privacy implications of such operations are “worthy of debate,” FBI Director Robert Mueller said Wednesday. He said the law enforcement […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators weighing amendments to a sweeping immigration bill have agreed to boost security provisions around student visas. Lawmakers said they were taking the step in response to the Boston Marathon bombings. A […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan immigration bill pending in the Senate would strengthen the Social Security trust fund by adding millions of workers to tax rolls, and provide a boost to the overall economy, according […]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Legal experts say privacy laws urgently need to be updated to protect citizens from information-gathering by the thousands of civilian drones expected to be flying in U.S. skies in the next decade or so.
WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of arguing constitutional fine points and citing rival statistics, senators wrangling over gun control saw and heard the anguish of a bereft father. “I’m not here for the sympathy or the pat on the back,” he said, weeping openly.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The country’s most powerful gun rights lobbying group has reversed its decade-old stance on requiring instant background checks for people buying guns at gun shows.
Yesterday we heard a dramatic appeal from former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords as she urged Congress to enact tougher gun control legislation. Listen to this interview with CNN’s Don Lemon.