With the Senate and House getting ready for an August recess, with little progress on important legislation, some critics say politicians should stay in D.C. And that begs a bigger question: How much vacation do politicians get anyway?
Four significant events on Wednesday have pushed the public debate about government surveillance and Internet privacy to new levels—and have led to new questions about the NSA and its spying activities.
Lyle Denniston looks at the current movement in the legal system to determine if and how the Constitution protects the information on your own cellphone.
Formerly classified government documents on phone surveillance, released on the eve of a Senate hearing, show that Justice Department and the NSA took safeguards to protect phone and e-mail records, but there were “compliance issues” in bulk data-collection programs.
Should candidates for federal office be limited in how much they can spend on campaigns? And should corporations be allowed to spend without limits? Tell us what you think in our Next 10 Amendments project!
Private Bradley Manning faced 21 charges in his court-martial, but it was one specific charge – aiding the enemy—that became the focus of months of coverage by a concerned media.
Lyle Denniston looks at gun rights outside the home in the wake of the George Zimmerman case and why the right to carry a weapon depends upon what state or local laws allow.
A military judge will deliver the verdict in the Bradley Manning case on Tuesday afternoon, and journalists covering the story will have no shortage of self-interest in reporting the outcome.
Richard A. Arenberg, in this commentary, says the filibuster plays a vital role in the Senate as a counterbalance to House of Representatives, and it’s the recent behavior of senators that needs to change for the better.
A rare Third Amendment lawsuit pits a Las Vegas-area man against police who he claims acted like a bunch of rampaging Redcoats in his apartment.