On Wednesday, the US House of Representatives passed a bill to rein in the NSA's dragnet phone surveillance programs. But as the debate moves to the Senate, it's not clear whether we're debating a phone dragnet or an Internet one.
The DEA's anti-weed policies been a source of frustration among marijuana activists for decades. But recent statements by Obama and new bipartisan bills in Congress have raised their hopes.
So far, Republicans haven't followed through on a threat to arrest DC officials over weed legalization, but a congressional investigation is still looming.
Aaron Schock abruptly left Congress just hours after Politico asked him about his finances. Here's a look back at his spending habits.
In a controversial speech to the US Congress Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that a deal with Iran could spark nuclear proliferation across the region.
Environmental activists may have killed the pipeline for now, but as the Keystone saga drags on, the root causes of climate change go unchecked.
Washington, DC is set to move forward with weed legalization by the end of this week. But thanks to congressional meddling, the estimated $130 million local marijuana market will stay untaxed, unregulated, and underground.
After six years of recession and gridlock, most voters don't share the president's rosy view on the "middle-class economy."
Jan 15, 2015
New White House rules focused on cutting methane emissions are the last big chance for the president to cement his legacy on climate change.
It's time to stop worrying about all the terrible things that happened globally and locally in 2014, and focus on speculating about the terrible things that will probably happen in 2015
A look back on Congressman Santa Claus's short, but colorful, stint in public office.
City officials think they've figured out a way to get around Congress's ban on legalizing recreational marijuana in the nation's capital.
Republican Senator Tom Coburn singlehandedly blocked a veterans suicide bill, even as numbers show the epidemic is only getting worse.
The Massachusetts Senator emerged from last week's budget fight as the leader of an undeniable populist uprising in the Democratic Party.
Either that or it's going to create an unregulated legal weed zone in the nation's capital.
Lawmakers are poised to pass a budget amendment that would block the DEA from cracking down on legal medical marijuana dispensaries and their patients.
Maryland Congressman Andy Harris is on a relentless crusade to stop the nation's capital from getting high.
Residents of the nation's capital are enthusiastic about legalization, but Republicans in Congress may stand in their way.
Republicans are already losing their minds over the president's new executive order.
The GOP is now preparing to take control of the Senate for the first time in eight years--a political power shift that gives the party free rein to torment President Barack Obama for the next two years.
Voter choices today will directly impact the quality of air we breathe, how much we pay in taxes, and whether the country's broken immigration system gets fixed before we start collecting Social Security.
Operation Plowshare was all about using nuclear weapons for peaceful purposes—but the program produced few economic benefits and, activists say, polluted Colorado with radiation.
Obama's Attorney General announced on Thursday that he was leaving his post, ending a controversial, but influential, reign as the country's top cop.
Tax-hater and Congressional bully Grover Norquist just announced that he's attending Burning Man, which is fitting, because the festival is about as bureaucratic as the US government itself.