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Clock ticking fix to the Voting Rights Act
This is the first in a four-part, weekly series on voting in America. Time is running out for Congress to fix the Voting Rights Act.
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Sat Apr 12, 2014
The Town Talk
Obama: Right to vote under threat in the U.S.
In an unsparing critique of Republicans, President Barack Obama on Friday accused the GOP of using voting restrictions to keep voters from the polls and of jeopardizing 50 years of expanded ballot box access for millions of black Americans and other minorities.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Rep. Tom Petri will not seek re-electionRep. Tom Petri will not seek...
Rep Tom Petri, R-Fond du Lac, announced Friday that he does not plan to run for re-election, bringing an end to his more than 30-year career in Congress.
Goodlatte: NSA reform can't dodge Judiciary Committee
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte declared Thursday that he'll fight any effort to move National Security Agency surveillance reform legislation to the House floor without going through his panel.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Nanaimo Daily News
Obama to call for fewer voting restrictions in second civil rights address in 2 days
President Barack Obama - a day after hailing the Civil Rights Act as a lasting legacy of Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency - is using another civil rights forum to issue an election-year warning against erosion of the Voting Rights Act, the landmark 1965 law that helped pave Obama's path in politics.
Who still uses a typewriter? Sensenbrenner does
Forget iPads and PCs, when it comes to writing letters, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner likes to keep his communication mode pretty retro.
Eric Holder's Hissy Fits
The irony was just too much. Last night Attorney General - and unindicted co-conspirator in the death of a US Border Patrol agent and a few hundred Mexican civilians - Eric Holder addressed a meeting of the ongoing RICO conspiracy founded by the "Reverend" Al Shaprton, the National Action Network.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Holder pressed on Clapper testimony
A senior House Republican pressed Attorney General Eric Holder Tuesday to prosecute Director of National Intelligence James Clapper for perjury over testimony he gave to a Senate committee last year denying that U.S. intelligence agencies were gathering data on large numbers of Americans.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Give 'Em a Raise
I have a Facebook friend, "Manny", whose politics are very far right. Manny defends the Duck Dynasty racist guy.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
the Hill: Doj silent on spy chief investigation. Months after...
Months after requesting an investigation into Director of National Intelligence James Clapper for lying to Congress, lawmakers have yet to get an update from the Justice Department.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Can personal privacy be restored?
Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner discusses the USA FREEDOM Act with Judy Woodruff on PBS.
Jacob Sullum on Why Obama Changed His Mind About the NSA's Phone Record Dragnet
Judging from the changes that President Obama recommended last week, he has decided that looking for a needle in a haystack might not be the smartest way to prevent terrorist attacks.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
'Getting Better Every Day': Mondale Makes 1st Public Appearance In 7 Weeks
Steady and strong sounding, he's back to teaching a class at the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and he still has an edge.
Groups tell Congress to go big on NSA overhaul
Dozens of privacy, technology and political organizations are calling on Congress to radically overhaul surveillance programs at the National Security Agency and other government offices.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
The Huffington Post
Republican Lawmaker Attempts To Use Bill Maher's Insults To His Advantage
In an email titled "The Liberals Are Coming," Rep. Michael Grimm warned against the " anti-Catholic, leftist propaganda" pushed by comedian Bill Maher and urged supporters to donate to his reelection campaign.
Sun Mar 30, 2014
Contentious Congress to take up Obama's NSA reform proposal
President Obama has set the stage for a high-stakes legislative battle over his plan to end the government's collection of Americans' phone records.
Fri Mar 28, 2014
Obama NSA Reforms Must Be 'Beginning Not End': ACLU
As a major critic of the Obama administration over the NSA's bulk surveillance programs, the ACLU responded to the president's Thursday announcement regarding reforms to mass collection of telephone records by saying it was a welcome first step, but that much more would be needed before they and other rights groups would be satisfied.
Thu Mar 27, 2014
Amash skeptical of new NSA proposals
Rep. Justin Amash is not ruling out pushing his amendment to end the National Security Agency's bulk data collection, but he said he is waiting first to see how other legislative efforts play out.
Tue Mar 25, 2014
Intel panel seeks to end NSA data storage
The Obama administration and top lawmakers on Tuesday took steps to rein in the National Security Agency's telephone surveillance program.
Snowden hails 'turning point' on NSA
Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is cheering President Obama's plans to end the agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records, calling it a "turning point" in the fight over government surveillance.