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Can the rabid right-wing GOP stop immigration reform?

Can the rabid right-wing GOP stop immigration reform?

Senate Republicans are split over the immigration bill steaming toward approval at week’s end, a divide that renders the ultimate fate of White House-backed legislation unpredictable in the House and…

Russia to Obama on Snowden extradition demand: ‘No way’

Russia to Obama on Snowden extradition demand: ‘No way’

Russia’s foreign minister bluntly rejected U.S. demands to extradite National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, saying Tuesday that Snowden hasn’t crossed the Russian border. Sergey Lavrov insisted that Russia has…

As Snowden succeeds, Obama suffers setbacks

As Snowden succeeds, Obama suffers setbacks

For President Barack Obama, National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden’s globe-trotting evasion of U.S. authorities has dealt a startling setback to efforts to strengthen ties with China and raised the…

What did the Supreme Court really say about affirmative action?

What did the Supreme Court really say about affirmative action?

The Supreme Court’s ruling on the use of racial preferences in college admissions left many questions unanswered: Is the University of Texas‘ admissions policy that uses race as a factor…

Massachusetts voters picking a new senator

Massachusetts voters picking a new senator

Massachusetts voters are heading to the polls to pick a new U.S. senator. Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez scrambled to energize supporters and mobilize get-out-the-vote efforts…

Pelosi’s defense of NSA spying draws boos

Pelosi’s defense of NSA spying draws boos

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has disappointed some of her liberal base with her defense of the Obama administration’s classified surveillance of U.S. residents’ phone and Internet records. Some of…

Snowden in Moscow, America revokes his passport

The former National Security Agency contractor who disclosed a highly classified surveillance program has had his U.S. passport revoked, an official said Sunday. Edward Snowden’s passport was annulled before he…

Obama muddles NSA debate with vague numbers

Obama muddles NSA debate with vague numbers

Seeking to win over public trust, the Obama administration has been throwing around a lot of numbers as it tries to describe — in as much detail as possible without…

Was background check on NSA leaker bungled?

Was background check on NSA leaker bungled?

A government watchdog testified Thursday there may have been problems with a security clearance background check conducted on the 29-year-old federal contractor who disclosed previously secret National Security Agency programs…

Obama set to meet with privacy, civil liberties board

Obama set to meet with privacy, civil liberties board

President Barack Obama is holding his first meeting with a privacy and civil liberties board Friday as he seeks to make good on his pledge to have a public discussion…