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Judge: NSA Phone Record Collection Likely Unconstitutional

In the first ruling of its kind, a federal judge declared Monday that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records is likely to violate the Constitution’s ban on unreasonable search.

12/16/2013

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Chinese Firm Paid US Gov’t Intelligence Adviser

A longtime adviser to the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has resigned after the government learned he has worked since 2010 as a paid consultant for Huawei Technologies Ltd., the Chinese technology company the U.S. has condemned as an espionage threat, The Associated Press has learned.

12/07/2013

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Poll: 56 Percent Of Americans Feel Heath Care Isn’t Government’s Responsibility

A new study shows that a majority of people in the United States feel that the government should not be responsible for ensuring health care for all Americans.

11/19/2013

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray. (Photo Credit: Alex Wong / Getty Images)

D.C. Mayor Orders Freeze on Hiring, Pay Raises

District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has ordered a freeze on hiring and pay raises because of concerns that city government agencies are overspending.

10/25/2013

Governments that try to force citizens to decide between a free press and national security create a "false choice" that weakens democracy, and journalists must fight increasing government overreach that has had a chilling effect on efforts to hold leaders accountable, the president and CEO of The Associated Press said. (THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

AP CEO: Press Freedom v. National Security A ‘False Choice’

Governments that try to force citizens to decide between a free press and national security create a “false choice” that weakens democracy, and journalists must fight increasing government overreach that has had a chilling effect on efforts to hold leaders accountable, the president and CEO of The Associated Press said.

10/20/2013

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Govt, JPMorgan Reach Tentative Deal

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has tentatively agreed to pay $13 billion to settle allegations surrounding the quality of mortgage-backed securities it sold in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, a person familiar with the negotiations between the bank and the federal government said Saturday.

10/19/2013

Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan face off in New Jersey's senate race. (Pool Photo/Philadelphia Inquirer, David M Warren)

Decision Day In New Jersey’s Accelerated Senate Race

The two-month campaign in New Jersey between Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan ends amid a lingering federal government shutdown.

10/16/2013

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During Shutdown, Congressional Pay Strikes A Nerve

When Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., was asked whether he’d continue to collect his paycheck during the government shutdown, he offered a defiant response: “Dang straight.”

10/12/2013

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Preparing for Shutdown, Government Plans Furloughs

More than a third of federal workers would be told to stay home if the government shuts down. A shutdown could hit as early as Tuesday.

09/27/2013

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Government Shutdown Looming Because Of Obamacare

Republicans in the House stated Wednesday they will not pass two crucial bills unless all of the funding for the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, is dropped.

09/19/2013

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