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FISA surveillance program: What is it and why is it so controversial?

The House voted to renew FISA, a key foreign surveillance program after a heated floor debate, and amid mixed messages from President Trump about his support. But what is the FISA act? ...

FISA Section 702 Showdown

A House intelligence committee-led (HPSCI) effort to reauthorize Section VII of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), including Section 702, is headed for a showdown on the House floor against privacy advocates Thursday afternoon, and the vote could be closer than Rep...

Nancy Pelosi coming to Houston for Democratic Party fundraiser

U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will be in Houston next month at a time when Democrats are increasingly optimistic that a political wave in their favor is developing that could put them back in power in Washington. Pelosi is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at a Harri...

The Republican Civil War Heads to Arizona

On Tuesday, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, jumped into the race for Arizona’s now-open Senate seat. Arpaio is, to put it mildly, controversial. He was recently pardoned by President Trump for contempt of court (the case related to racial profiling), he’s publicly ...

California Rep. Darrell Issa Says Won't Seek Re-Election

Republican Rep. Darrell Issa of California says he will not seek re-election after serving out his ninth term in Congress. Issa's decision continues a string of GOP lawmakers who have decided to...

Darrell Issa to Retire After 2018, Boosting Nancy Pelosi's Hopes

Darrell Issa to Retire After 2018, Boosting Nancy Pelosi’s Hopes AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster by Michelle Moons10 Jan 2018Washington, DC0 10 Jan, 2018 10 Jan, 2018 Rep...

Booker, Harris Add Historic Diversity to Senate Judiciary

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is the first black man to sit on the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo) The addition of Democrats Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala...

Alabama legislative session officially underway with powerful representation from north Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The legislative session officially began in Alabama today. Alabama lawmakers are now meeting in Montgomery and Madison County is in a somewhat unique position with both the Hou...

The Roy Moores Aren't Going Anywhere

ROBYN BECKJoe Arpaio is back and running for Senate.Joe Arpaio once styled himself as the toughest sheriff in the country. He spent decades terrorizing his own inmates, empowering his officers to...

Bannon leaves Breitbart after blow-up over comments in Trump book

Stephen Bannon stepped down as executive chairman of Breitbart News Network on Tuesday, ending his relationship with the far-right website that he helped become widely influential and which in tu...

Fusion GPS founder said he had Trump Russia 'dossier' compiled as he feared candidate being blackmailed

The founder of a firm that commissioned a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia told congressional investigators that its author took it to the FBI because of a c...

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