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President Barack Obama speaks. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Officials: Baucus To Be Named Ambassador To China

President Barack Obama intends to nominate Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., as ambassador to China, Democratic officials said Wednesday, turning to a lawmaker well-versed in trade issues to fill one of the nation’s most sensitive diplomatic posts.

12/18/2013

A bipartisan group of senators are unveiling legislation that would end the National Security Agency's collection of millions of Americans' phone records.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Push To End NSA Phone Surveillance

A bipartisan group of senators are unveiling legislation that would end the National Security Agency’s collection of millions of Americans’ phone records.

09/25/2013

File photo of recently confirmed Secretary of Energy nominee Ernest Moniz. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Senate Confirms Physicist Moniz As Energy Chief

Physicist Ernest Moniz won unanimous Senate confirmation Thursday to be the nation’s new energy secretary.

05/16/2013

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Sen. Ron Wyden Calls For Scrutiny Of Surveillance Law

A Senate Intelligence Committee Democrat on Monday blocked a five-year extension of a surveillance law used by the Obama administration to intercept the communications of terrorist suspects overseas.

06/11/2012

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