12 hrs ago
National Public Radio
Alabama Republican Jo Bonner Says He's Leaving Congress
Rep. Jo Bonner says he will leave Congress effective in August in order to take a senior position at the University of Alabama.
19 hrs ago
Issa, Goodlatte unveil STEM visa bill - Senate holds Pritzker...
THIS MORNING: ISSA, GOODLATTE UNVEIL STEM VISA BILL -- Just two days after the Senate Judiciary Committee passed an immigration overhaul with key tech provisions, House committee chairmen plan to introduce their own tech bill.
Wed May 22, 2013
Dems in tough spot on immigration
Everyone in the House immigration group sitting around a table in the Longworth House Office Building agreed with the House bipartisan immigration proposal - except for the California Democrat.
Tough immigration choice for Pelosi
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and her deputies must decide this week whether to back a tentative bipartisan agreement on immigration reform or place a risky bet on more favorable Senate legislation.
Few Democrats In Congress Support Capps Climate Legislation
Climate change is having specific, demonstrable, negative impacts on human life.
Tue May 21, 2013
The House of Representatives' Confusing 3-Headed Immigration Monster
Compared to the relatively smooth Senate procedure for immigration reform, the process in the House of Representatives resembles a confused, three-headed monster that will baffle even relatively informed voters.
Mon May 20, 2013
The Daily Breeze
Thomas D. Elias: Big changes for California's aging congressional delegation
California saw plenty of change to its congressional delegation last year, with the long-serving likes of Fortney "Pete" Stark , David Dreier , Jerry Lewis , Joe Baca , Elton Gallegly , Mary Bono Mack and more either retiring or getting turned out.
Justin Amash sees 'momentum' behind privacy bill unveiled after feds seize AP phone records
U.S. Rep. Justin Amash expects support to amass behind a bill he recently helped introduce in the wake of federal officials' controversial seizure of Associated Press phone records.
Watt's departure would open key slot
The House intellectual property subcommittee is preparing to undertake a massive examination - and quite possibly, revision - of the nation's copyright laws just as the panel's top Democrat may be headed for the exit.
Sun May 19, 2013
'Eyes in the Sky': Lawmakers Look To Restrict Use of Domestic Drones
April 27, 2012: Seattle Police officer Reuben Omelanchuk is at the controls of the department's new, small radio-controlled Draganflyer X6 drone with a camera attached, in Seattle.
Sat May 18, 2013
Dana Milbank: Eric Holder's abdication
But he seems to be proud of how little he knows. Why didn't his Justice Department inform The Associated Press, as the law requires, before pawing through reporters' phone records? "I do not know," the attorney general told the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday afternoon, "why that was or was not done.
Fri May 17, 2013
Becerra is holdout on House immigration group's 'agreement in principle'
There appears to be at least one remaining holdout within the bipartisan House immigration group that announced an "agreement in principle" on a far-reaching proposal Thursday: Rep.
South Carolina Lawyers Weekly
Mixed signals on domestic drone use
The growing use of unmanned surveillance "eyes in the sky" aircraft raises a thicket of privacy concerns, but Congress is getting mixed advice on what, if anything, to do about it.
Erosion of press freedom
Hell hath no fury like a journalist snooped upon. Thankfully, it's a public-minded kind of fury, in a case that throws light on the erosion of privacy and freedom of the press.
Why has Chris Matthews filed for divorce from Obama?
When Chris Matthews files for divorce from Barack Obama, you know the world is upside down.
Thu May 16, 2013
Cybercast News Service
Obama: - Complete Confidence' in Holder's - Integrity' after AP Scandal
President Barack Obama defended his embattled Attorney General Eric Holder, embroiled in a scandal over seizing the phone records of 20 Associated Press reporters and editor in April and May of last year as part of a leak investigation.
House group reaches deal on immigration bill
After years of negotiating and a week that saw one of its members nearly bolt from the group, a bipartisan group of House members finally announced Thursday that they had reached a deal 'in principle' on a Rep.
The last time Congress tried to pass major copyright reforms, 2011's Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act , it pissed off just about every corner of the Internet, from Google to Wikipedia to the Teen Witch Fan Club .
Wed May 15, 2013
Baby Lightens Mood at Tense House Hearing
While most of the House Judiciary Committee's hearing with Attorney General Eric Holder consisted of a feisty back-and-forth between the representatives and the witness, a child's cries brought a moment of lighthearted amusement.
Angst over net surveillance on Hill
Federal law enforcers say they have their hands full with criminals who skirt legal surveillance by using hard-to-wiretap services like Google and Facebook.