Sens. Patrick Leahy (D., Vt.) and John Cornyn (R., Texas) introduced a bill Tuesday to reform the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
A group of the nation’s largest media companies, press organizations, and First Amendment advocacy groups urged Senate leaders to promptly pass a bill that would protect reporters from being compelled to reveal their sources in court.
Democrats have been pouring millions of dollars into the Lone Star state as part of an effort to “turn Texas blue,” but the party’s U.S. Senate runoff between a 9/11 truther and a little-known businessman highlights the party’s continuing struggle to develop competitive candidates in the state.
Sporadic fringe candidate Kesha Rogers and wealthy Dallas dentist David Alameel are locked in a runoff after neither won at least 50 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary in March.
Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is facing numerous calls to resign following a scandal involving dozens of patient deaths and falsified records at a Phoenix VA hospital.
Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas) is demanding answers from Attorney General Eric Holder on the Justice Department’s pursuit of “smart gun” technology, warning that the government could require all gun owners to wear biometric bracelets to operate their firearms.
Sen. Roy Blunt (R., Mo.) and his GOP colleagues in the Senate sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) asking the agency to clarify its recent study that aimed to influence newsrooms.
Local officials report deaths and overdoses attributed to heroin have reached epidemic proportions, and observers say increasing border security could help cut down on the influx of the drug.
Top congressional Republicans are speaking out against a proposed IRS rule that could restrict the free speech of groups critical of the Obama administration.