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The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday is scheduled to debate an amendment to curb the National Security Agency's collection of records of billions of phone calls.

"I'm not a lady, I'm a reporter" was the Helen Thomas retort at being told ladies were not allowed at President Jimmy Carter's Bible class. 

The verdict in the George Zimmerman case has provoked an array of varying responses since it was announced on June 13. Following a string of protests that took place in over 100 cities on Saturday, angry lawmakers and other groups have launched a campaign to encourage others to boycott the state of Florida, similar to the boycott campaign that was staged against Arizona in response to its immigration law.

Revelations that the IRS has thoroughly politicized its use of taxpayer information has ominous implications for the NSA's attempts to collect a broader spectrum of data on Americans.

In announcing her bid to topple longtime incumbent Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi, Liz Cheney seems to suggest that she will be much more aggressive in opposing the Obama administration.

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