Senator Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is leading a bipartisan coalition of senators aiming to rein in the NSA's widespread surveillance.
The National Institute of Health is paying millions to study the sex habits of Mexican prostitutes, including thousands in direct payments to male Mexican prostitutes.
Senator Rand Paul plans to block the confirmation of Janet Yellen to lead the Federal Reserve, although he admits he'll likely be unsuccessful.
At a hearing before the House Intelligence Committee, chairman Mike Rogers threw softballs to NSA chief General Keith Alexander.
The U.S. Senate is again reportedly working to revive a controversial United Nations treaty surrounding government policy on disabled people, which was narrowly rejected late last year amid fierce public opposition. A broad coalition of critics has slammed the scheme as an assault on American sovereignty and liberty, as well as a dangerous precursor to further usurpations of power. However, while a coalition of Republicans was able block the previous attempt at ratification, reports suggest that the outcome could be different this time if citizens do not rally together to stop it.
Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) informed Senate leadership that he intends to oppose President Obama’s nomination of Janet Yellen to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, and he plans to use the process to draw attention to his efforts to audit the country's central bank and the cartel that controls it.
In a letter addressed to President Obama, a bipartisan group of 50 senators informed the president they will not ratify the UN's Arms Trade Treaty.
A close reading of the bill ending the "shutdown," signed at the 11th hour, reveals that the limit on the national debt wasn't raised after all: It was eliminated altogether.
As Republican leaders in Congress were publicly fuming about congressional exemptions from ObamaCare, leaked documents show that GOP House Speaker John Boehner’s office spent months working with top Democrats such as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to ensure that lawmakers and their staff would be spared from the deeply unpopular healthcare “reforms.” Critics say the e-mails, given to Politico as an act of political retaliation, have once again exposed the political theater in Washington, D.C., for what it is — mostly a show put on for the public by two wings of the same establishment. Still, the real story is not Boehner, Reid, or even their hypocrisy, it is the bigger picture: A Congress that is deceptive, manipulative, and completely out of control.