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Senate Panel to Hold Attorney General Hearing Jan. 28-29The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold confirmation hearings on President Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general on Jan. 28 and Jan. 29.
Law Professor To Senate: 'Outlawing Prostitution Is Unconstitutional'American University professor blasts Supreme Court rulings on campaign spending, saying the court's reasoning also means paying for sex is free speech.
Reid Backs Changing Constitution Limiting Federal Campaign DonationsRailing against the Koch Brothers, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., declared his support for a constitutional amendment that would reverse a recent Supreme Court ruling and limit campaign contributions.
Franken Urges Netflix To Join Fight Against Comcast, Time Warner Cable MergerOne of the most vocal lawmakers opposing the planned merger between media giants Time Warner Cable and Comcast, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., is now looking to Netflix for help bringing down the Comcast proposal.
Report: IRS Paid $4.2 Billion To Undocumented ImmigrantsA new report finds that the Internal Revenue Service mailed $4.2 billion in child-credit checks to undocumented immigrant families.
Sen. Paul: 'There Is No Justice' With Mandatory Sentencing GuidelinesKentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday implored Senate colleagues to support a sweeping overhaul of federal sentencing guidelines, saying they disproportionately affect minorities and are reminiscent of Jim Crow-era laws.
Feds Set To Legalize Banking Transactions For Legitimate Marijuana BusinessesA Justice Department official says the federal government will enable financial institutions to transact business with the legitimate marijuana industry without fear of prosecution.
Senate Committee Clears Nomination of New FBI HeadThe Senate Judiciary Committee has unanimously approved the nomination of James Comey to be director of the FBI, clearing the way for a full Senate vote.
Biden Vows New Voting Rights Law: 'Supreme Court Upset A Well-Established Practice'Vice President Joe Biden says the Obama administration will do everything in its power to ensure fair voting in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling stopping part of the Voting Rights Act enforcement.
House GOP Leaders Vow To Fix US Immigration SystemThe Republican leaders of the House of Representatives are pledging to act to fix the nation's immigration system but making clear that they will not simply accept legislation passed by the Senate.
High-Tech Companies Pushing For More Concessions In Immigration BillHigh-tech companies looking to bring more skilled workers to the U.S. pushed Monday for more concessions in an immigration bill pending in the Senate.
Grassley: Marathon Bombing Raises Immigration Questions The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee says the events in Boston make clear the importance of understanding gaps and loopholes in the U.S. immigration system.
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