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U.S. ‘Ought To Respect’ State Marijuana Laws, Sen. Leahy Says

U.S. ‘Ought To Respect’ State Marijuana Laws, Sen. Leahy Says

The Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says he’s done waiting for answers about how the Justice Department will handle marijuana offenses in states that have legalized small amounts of the drug.

NSA Has Broken Privacy Rules ‘Thousands Of Times Each Year’

NSA Has Broken Privacy Rules ‘Thousands Of Times Each Year’

The morning’s major scoop comes from The Washington Post: “The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008.”

U.S. Is ‘Through The Worst Of Yesterday’s Winds,’ Obama Says

U.S. Is ‘Through The Worst Of Yesterday’s Winds,’ Obama Says

President Obama on Wednesday launched another effort to lay out his vision for with a midday speech at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., in which he hit themes familiar to those who followed his 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns.

Cooling Tensions, Senate Confirms Cordray

Cooling Tensions, Senate Confirms Cordray

In the shadow of a dramatic showdown over the filibuster of White House nominations, the Senate voted to advance the nomination of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision Of Voting Rights Law

Supreme Court Strikes Down Key Provision Of Voting Rights Law

By a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court has struck down a key provision of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act that establishes a formula to identify states that may require extra scrutiny by the Justice Department regarding voting procedures.

‘Everything Possible’ Being Done For Ailing Nelson Mandela

‘Everything Possible’ Being Done For Ailing Nelson Mandela

South Africans, and millions more people around the world, are waiting anxiously for further word about Nelson Mandela and praying for the former president and anti-apartheid icon.

Obama Working On Plan That Limits Power Plant Emissions

Obama Working On Plan That Limits Power Plant Emissions

President Obama will soon unveil a plan that will put limits on the carbon emissions of existing power plants, the administration’s top energy adviser said on Wednesday.

Wanna Be A Rock Star? NASA Needs Help Tracking Asteroids

Wanna Be A Rock Star? NASA Needs Help Tracking Asteroids

The White House and NASA are seeking the public’s help in hunting for asteroids that could someday smash into Earth.

DC lawmakers recess with plenty still to be done

DC lawmakers recess with plenty still to be done

The Senate is out for the week. But it will return to a full slate.

‘I Have Not Done Anything Wrong,’ Says Key IRS Official

‘I Have Not Done Anything Wrong,’ Says Key IRS Official

“I have not done anything wrong. I have not broken any laws. I have not violated any IRS rules or regulations.”