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Littwin: Now that Democrats can claim the high ground, what will...

Now that Al Franken has resigned, it is fair to note that while this was the right to thing to — and not just...

Wiretap: Democratic women in the Senate take the lead in pushing...

Democratic women in the Senate lead the way in calling for Al Franken to resign. And as Tina Dupuy writes in The Atlantic, it...

Wiretap: Who runs consumer watchdog agency under Trump? It depends on...

Even by Trumpian standards, this one is really weird. This morning, two people are expected to walk into the offices of the Consumer Financial...

Littwin: Democrats want a fight on Gorsuch, but first they have...

Let's call it Mr. Gorsuch goes to Washington. And in ordinary times, there would be no question how the movie ends. Jimmy Stewart gets the...

Civil liberties watchdogs concerned by FBI facial recognition program

In July, Sen. Al Franken opened a Senate hearing on the privacy and civil liberties implications of facial recognition technology by affirming some incontrovertible facts. “You can change your password. You can get a new credit card. But you can’t change your fingerprint, and you can’t change your face,” Franken said. “Unless I guess you go to a great, you know, deal of trouble.”

Bennet joins group to address Super PAC situation

On the heels of a new poll that shows 70 percent of Americans think Super PACs should be outlawed, Colorado Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet has joined a task force to craft a new legislative response to blunt the impact from the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision allowing corporations and anonymous special interests to spend unlimited sums to influence elections.

Forestry budgets sapped by scourges of warming climate

The warming climate is breeding more beetle-ravaged forest and prolonged fire seasons, U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell testified before a Senate committee on Tuesday, as he fielded questions about the White House's proposed agency budget for fiscal year 2013.

Bennet calls for greater transparency in election spending

Voters deserve to know who is paying for political advertisements, Colorado Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and 10 other senators wrote Tuesday in a letter to the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

VIDEO: Al Franken cuts ad supporting marriage equality

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, lent his likeness to a new video series launched by the Human Rights Campaign called “Americans for Marriage Equality.” Franken is the first member of Congress to appear in a video for the campaign, which supports equal rights for same-sex couples, even as legislators in his home state have put a constitutional measure banning marriage equality on the 2012 ballot. The video was released late last week.

Udall introduces bill to ensure that Americans cannot be held indefinitely...

Today, Senator Mark Udall, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Intelligence committees, announced that he has joined Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein in introducing the Due Process Guarantee Act of 2011, to clarify that American citizens apprehended inside the United States cannot be indefinitely detained by the military.