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Call-data collecting by NSA begins ebb

Senate to return early, try again

Subscriber onlyThe National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month. Continue reading...

Iraq War debate vexes vets

Feelings mixed about GOP presidential hopefuls’ stances

Subscriber onlyVeterans of the Iraq War have been watching in frustration as Republican presidential contenders distance themselves from the decision their party enthusiastically supported to invade that country. Continue reading...

Congress' short-term fixes a habit

Subscriber onlyThe list of problems that Congress has addressed with short-term fixes is a long one. Continue reading...

Senate passes fast-track bill on Asia trade

NSA-spying block defeated

Subscriber onlyPresident Barack Obama won a victory for his trade agenda Friday with the Senate's approval of fast-track legislation that likely will make it easier for him to complete a wide-ranging trade deal that would include 11 Pacific Rim nations. Continue reading...

Clinton got now-classified text on her email

Subscriber onlyFormer Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Libya that was on Friday classified "secret" at the request of the FBI, according to documents released Friday. Continue reading...

'No role' for troops in Iraq, Clinton says

Subscriber onlyDemocratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that she sees "no role whatsoever" for U.S. ground forces in Iraq despite setbacks in the struggle against Islamic State militants. Continue reading...

Clinton got now-classified Benghazi info on private email

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server that has now been classified about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi. Continue reading...

Friend's role focus of Clinton emails

Blumenthal supplied Libya reports

Subscriber only Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received monthly missives about the growing unrest in Libya from a longtime friend who was previously barred by the White House from working for her as a government employee, according to emails received on her personal account. Continue reading...

Trade bill clears hurdle in Senate

Obama calls move a ‘big step’; final vote predicted today

Subscriber onlyA measure to strengthen the hand of President Barack Obama's administration in global trade talks advanced toward Senate passage Thursday after a showdown vote that remained in doubt until the final moment. Continue reading...

Clinton's Benghazi emails show correspondence with adviser

WASHINGTON — A batch of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails from her time as secretary of state show her corresponding with a longtime adviser about the Libyan rebellion against Moammar Gadhafi and the Benghazi attack. Continue reading...

Nebraska lawmakers vote to repeal death penalty

Subscriber onlyNebraska lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to a bill abolishing the death penalty. It would be the first conservative-leaning state to do so since 1973. Continue reading...

Clinton pal said on panel's subpoena list

Subscriber onlyA longtime confidant of Hillary Rodham Clinton has been subpoenaed to testify before a House panel investigating the deaths of four Americans at the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, according to an official familiar with the probe. Continue reading...

State's Hill to shake out old 'Golden Fleece'

Subscriber onlyU.S. Rep. French Hill will call out federal agencies or employees that misuse or waste federal money through a "Golden Fleece" award, he announced Wednesday on the House floor. Continue reading...

Senator binge-talks against Patriot Act

Kentucky’s Paul monopolizes floor

Subscriber onlyRepublican presidential candidate Rand Paul commandeered the Senate floor Wednesday to deliver an hours-long protest against renewal of the USAPATRIOT Act, calling the law a government intrusion on Americans' privacy. Continue reading...

Judge speeds release of Clinton emails

Subscriber onlyHillary Rodham Clinton's State Department emails must be made public on a rolling basis instead of a mass release in January, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, rejecting a government proposal for releasing about 55,000 pages of the correspondence early next year. Continue reading...

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