Obama: 'Lives have been saved' by NSA programs
BERLIN (AP) -- Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50 terror threats....
CBO: Senate bill still allows illegal immigration
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Illegal immigration into the United States would decrease by only 25 percent under a far-reaching Senate immigration bill, according to an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office that also finds the measure reduces federal deficits by billions....
Obama renews calls for nuclear reductions
BERLIN (AP) -- Appealing for a new citizen activism in the free world, President Barack Obama renewed his call Wednesday to reduce U.S. and Russian nuclear stockpiles and to confront climate change, a danger he called "the global threat of our time."...
Pruitt: DOJ broke rules in phone records seizure
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of The Associated Press says the Justice Department violated its own rules when it secretly seized records for thousands of phone calls to and from AP journalists as part of a leak investigation....
Senator: IRS to pay $70M in employee bonuses
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Internal Revenue Service is about to pay $70 million in employee bonuses despite an Obama administration directive to cancel discretionary bonuses because of automatic spending cuts enacted this year, according to a GOP senator....
Social issues still fire up GOP despite 2012 loss
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican lawmakers have a message for those who want the party to soften its emphasis on social conservatism in hopes of reaching a wider national audience: Not so fast....
Mueller urges caution on NSA program changes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- FBI Director Robert Mueller is cautioning Congress to give careful consideration before making any changes to the National Security Agency programs for mass collection of people's phone records and information from the Internet....
Do you think an immigration reform bill will pass both the House and Senate before the end of the year? <More Info>
Under pressure from House conservatives opposed to immigration reform, House Speaker John Boehner says he doesn't see any way of bringing an immigration bill to the floor if it doesn't have the support of a majority of Republicans. Boehner also calls the bill before the Senate weak on border security.
Do you agree with the Supreme Court's decision that Arizona cannot require proof of citizenship when people register to vote?