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Cory Booker Sworn In As US Senator Cory Booker Sworn In As US Senator

Cory Booker has officially left his old job as mayor of Newar, NJ, and has become only the second African American to be elected to the Senate since Barack Obama. Booker has already gained a quite a celebrity status as …

Senate Intelligence Panel Approves NSA Bill That Improves Transparency And Not Much Else Senate Intelligence Panel Approves NSA Bill That Improves Transparency And Not Much Else
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Ever since the Snowden leaks revealed that the NSA was collecting Americans’ phone records en masse, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein has been the agency’s number one cheerleader. She has consistently argued that the collection of phone records was …

Trayvon Martin’s Mom Testifies On ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law Trayvon Martin’s Mom Testifies On ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law
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Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin who was shot and killed last year, testified before a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday on the “Stand Your Ground” law. Fulton, along with certain members of the U.S. Senate, hopes to …

The Government Shutdown Is Over, Debt Ceiling Raised The Government Shutdown Is Over, Debt Ceiling Raised

The Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, have come up with the Reid McConnel deal, which was passed earlier Wednesday by both the House and Senate, ultimately ending the government shutdown and avoiding default.The …

Cory Booker Wins Race to Become Senator Cory Booker Wins Race to Become Senator

He did it! Cory Booker has succeeded in defeating Republican, Steve Lonegan, in becoming the senator-elect of the state of New Jersey for the Democratic party. Booker, 44, reportedly won with over 55 percent of the vote. The Associated Press …

Mike Ditka Regrets Not Challenging Obama For Senate Mike Ditka Regrets Not Challenging Obama For Senate
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Mike Ditka revealed recently that he thought about running against Obama in the race for Senate that Obama eventually won. Barack Obama, the former Illinois senator, obviously went on to become the president of the United States after serving for …

Sen. Leahy Introduces USA Freedom Act To Reign In NSA Sen. Leahy Introduces USA Freedom Act To Reign In NSA
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One of the most vocal opponents of the NSA’s surveillance program has been Sen. Patrick Leahy. He’s promised for a while now that he would bring some sort of anti-NSA legislation to the floor, and he’s now done that with …

Senate Votes Against Fourth House Plan Senate Votes Against Fourth House Plan

In a completely non-startling move, the Senate voted against a fourth plan put forth by the House to defund Obamacare in order to stop the government shutdown. The deadline to actually avoid the shutdown came at midnight last night. When …

Food Allergies on the Rise: EpiPen Legislation Food Allergies on the Rise: EpiPen Legislation

Food Allergy has become a growing concern for Americans, particularly parents of school-age children. There have been several documented deaths amongst students exposed to allergens at school. There is a high probability that these students would have survived, had they …

Charles McCullough Called On To Investigate The NSA Charles McCullough Called On To Investigate The NSA
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It’s a well-known fact at this point that the NSA has violated the Fourth Amendment rights of Americans. The Snowden leaks and official disclosures have both pointed out that the agency has violated its own rules regarding the protection of …

Rep. Bob Goodlatte Wants To Reign In The NSA Rep. Bob Goodlatte Wants To Reign In The NSA

Whenever House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte isn’t thinking about implementing a nationwide online sales tax, he’s busy thinking about the NSA. That’s only a good thing, however, as he’s one of the lawmakers that wants to subject the agency to …

Should Internet Access Remain Tax Free? Should Internet Access Remain Tax Free?
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You probably pay a lot for Internet, but at least you don’t have to pay taxes on your service with each monthly bill. That may all change next year, and two senators want to stop that from happening. The Hill …

Senator Thinks Smart TVs Might Be Watching You Senator Thinks Smart TVs Might Be Watching You
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Smart TVs are incredibly easy to hack. In a report from last year, hackers had discovered an easy exploit in Samsung Smart TVs that allowed them to take control of the camera and spy on the owner of said TV. …

Sen. Dick Durbin Wants The NSA To Reveal The Scope Of Its Phone Surveillance Program Sen. Dick Durbin Wants The NSA To Reveal The Scope Of Its Phone Surveillance Program

In late July, Rep. Justin Amash proposed an amendment to the annual Defense spending bill that would prevent the NSA from targeting anybody not currently under an investigation. Unsurprisingly, the amendment was voted down. Now one Senator is trying the …

Senate Wants Somebody To Argue For Your Privacy In The FISA Court Senate Wants Somebody To Argue For Your Privacy In The FISA Court

The NSA can spy on just about everything you do. The agency is able to do this thanks to the FISA Court – a secretive judicial system that approves or denies government requests to collect data. The only problem is …

Sen. Al Franken Wants To Make The NSA A Little More Transparent Sen. Al Franken Wants To Make The NSA A Little More Transparent
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How many American citizens are targeted by the NSA? It’s a question that the agency refuses to answer, and today’s leak makes it seem like the agency targets just about everyone. The NSA needs to be transparent about its domestic …

Senate Panel Thinks The Government Should Study Video Game Violence Senate Panel Thinks The Government Should Study Video Game Violence
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Is there a direct correlation between violent video games and violent acts committed by young people? Most studies say no, but most also say that there is a correlation between violent video games and increased aggression. Note that aggression and …

Senate To Grill NSA Over Surveillance Programs This Week Senate To Grill NSA Over Surveillance Programs This Week
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It’s been almost two months since Edward Snowden revealed the existence of the NSA’s spy programs to the world. Any other issue would have been swept under the rug by now, but Congress is still pursuing changes to the agency. …

Mitch McConnell Will Face Tea Party Challenger Mitch McConnell Will Face Tea Party Challenger

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had hoped to be able to sail through the upcoming primary season unimpeded by any challenge from within his own party, leaving him to face off with a full war chest against likely Democrat nominee …

Senate Panel OKs Bill Against Same-Sex Job Bias Senate Panel OKs Bill Against Same-Sex Job Bias

AP reports that a Senate panel has approved a bill that would prohibit employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill had support from every one of the Democrats and three of …

Senate Finally Gets Around To Drafting A Cybersecurity Bill Senate Finally Gets Around To Drafting A Cybersecurity Bill
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Earlier this year, the House proved yet again that it doesn’t care about your privacy by passing CISPA. The controversial cybersecurity bill would let the government and private companies easily share information to counter cyber threats. Now the Senate has …