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Panel to Obama: Shut down NSA phone spying

Panel to Obama: Shut down NSA phone spying

  A sharply divided government task force that reviewed the National Security Agency’s surveillance program for four months has urged President Barack Obama to shut down the agency’s bulk collection…

Politically, a State of Disunion

Politically, a State of Disunion

Here’s a little secret about the State of the Union address that President Barack Obama will deliver next week: He’ll give Congress a long list of requests but few likely…

Scandal brings down Christie’s approval ratings

Scandal brings down Christie’s approval ratings

Support for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, which soared over his handling of Superstorm Sandy, has fallen almost 20 points since his landslide re-election in November as he faces probes…

Any limits on child porn restitution?

Any limits on child porn restitution?

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that asks whether a victim of child pornography can seek millions of dollars from a defendant who had just two images…

Former Va. Gov. McDonnell, wife, indicted on 14 counts

Former Va. Gov. McDonnell, wife, indicted on 14 counts

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife were indicted Tuesday on corruption charges after a monthslong federal investigation into gifts the Republican received from a political donor. The 14-count…

Threat of snow shuts down federal government

Threat of snow shuts down federal government

It doesn’t take much snow to shut down the federal government in Washington and with forecasts calling for between four and eight inches of the white stuff in the National…

GOP’s image: Nothing to brag about?

GOP’s image: Nothing to brag about?

The Republican Party’s image has changed little in the year since GOP Chairman Reince Priebus published his prescription for broadening the party’s appeal despite its investment in outreach to the…

Christie aides played politics with Hurricane relief

Christie aides played politics with Hurricane relief

The Christie administration withheld millions of dollars in Superstorm Sandy recovery grants from a New Jersey city because its mayor refused to sign off on a politically connected commercial development,…

Scandal-ridden Christie hightails it to Florida

Scandal-ridden Christie hightails it to Florida

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie left a political scandal back home as he raised money Saturday for fellow Republicans in Florida. As chairman of the Republican Governors Association, Christie was…

Obama talks curbs on some, but not all, of NSA’s abuses

Obama talks curbs on some, but not all, of NSA’s abuses

President Barack Obama’s orders to change some U.S. surveillance practices put the burden on Congress to deal with a national security controversy that has alarmed Americans and outraged foreign allies.…