Senate Panel OKs Bill Giving Congress Say on Iran Nuke DealA Senate panel has unanimously approved a bill that would give Congress a say about the emerging deal aimed at preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons in exchange for sanctions relief.
Senate Panel Votes to Authorize Force in SyriaA Senate panel has voted to give President Barack Obama the authority to use military force against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack.
NSA Head: Surveillance Programs Disrupted Dozens of Terrorist AttacksThe director of the National Security Agency said Wednesday that once-secret surveillance programs disrupted dozens of terrorist attacks, explicitly describing for Congress how the programs worked in collecting Americans' phone records and tapping into their Internet activity.
Holder: NSA Will Not Prosecute Any Reporter For Doing Their JobAttorney General Eric Holder denied Thursday that the Obama administration is killing suspected terrorists with drone strikes to avoid capturing them and sending them to the Guantanamo prison it wants to close.
Pentagon: US Still In Armed Conflict With Al-Qaida, Enemy Threat OngoingSenior Pentagon officials are defending a 2001 military force law, saying the U.S. remains in armed conflict with al-Qaida and its associate forces.
Senate Panel Approves National Background Checks For Firearms Despite Solid GOP OppositionDemocrats gave a boost Tuesday to the pillar of President Barack Obama's plans for reducing gun violence, pushing a bill requiring nearly universal federal background checks for firearms buyers through the Senate Judiciary Committee over solid Republican opposition.