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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 …

Sarah Palin Might Run for Senate in 2014 Sarah Palin Might Run for Senate in 2014
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Sarah Palin appeared on Sean Hannity’s radio show on Tuesday and said something that will likely be repeated, analyzed and parsed for some time to come. Palin was asked by Sean Hannity whether she would run for Senate from Alaska, …

26 Senators Demand NSA Release Information About Its Spy Programs 26 Senators Demand NSA Release Information About Its Spy Programs

Early this month, it was revealed that the NSA collects mountains of phone and Internet data on American citizens. Some members of government defend the program, while others have been creating legislation to reign it in. Now a group of …

Senators Ask The NSA To Start Telling The Truth Senators Ask The NSA To Start Telling The Truth
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The NSA has been on the defensive ever since Edward Snowden revealed its massive spying programs in a series of leaks earlier this month. The agency has been called into Congress for multiple hearings to defend the programs and to …

House Lawmakers Want To Stop The NSA’s ‘Incidental Data’ Collection House Lawmakers Want To Stop The NSA’s ‘Incidental Data’ Collection

One of the worst things about the recently leaked NSA spy programs is what the agency calls “incidental data.” In short, it’s data on innocent Americans that gets picked up alongside data on non-Americans. The agency claims it can’t look …

Congress To Hold Hearing On Google’s Driverless Cars This Week Congress To Hold Hearing On Google’s Driverless Cars This Week

Driverless cars have some people spooked, but most are incredibly supportive of anything that makes the roads safer. Congress wants to make sure of that with a hearing scheduled for this week. The Hill reports that the Senate Commerce Committee …

Senate Votes In Favor Of Online Sales Tax Bill, Controversial Legislation Heads To House Senate Votes In Favor Of Online Sales Tax Bill, Controversial Legislation Heads To House

The Marketplace Fairness Act – a piece of legislation that will force online businesses to collect state sales tax regardless of their physical location – was set to go before the Senate for a final vote last night. It was …

Will Small Businesses Suffer If Forced To Collect Online Sales Tax? Will Small Businesses Suffer If Forced To Collect Online Sales Tax?
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One of the most controversial pieces of legislation currently making its way through the Senate is the Marketplace Fairness Act. In essence, it would allow states to collect taxes from online purchases even if the online store doesn’t have a …

Online Sales Tax Bill Will Go Up For A Final Vote On May 6 Online Sales Tax Bill Will Go Up For A Final Vote On May 6
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The Senate really wants the public to know that it’s completely behind the Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill that would require online businesses to collect sales tax from every state regardless of its location. After two previous votes that saw …