U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones, Jr. (R-NC) beat back a well-financed challenge from the establishment candidate in Tuesday's Republican primary election in the Third District of North Carolina.
Several EPA employees are prepared to testify before Congress that a nearly unknown division with the agency has been preventing investigation of misdeeds.
Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) announced May 5 that on May 7 the committee will mark up the USA Freedom Act (H.R. 3361). The legislation was introduced last October 29 by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), Chairman of Judiciary’s Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations Subcommittee, to reform the federal government’s intelligence-gathering programs — especially those conducted by the National Security Agency, or NSA — operated under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).
The May 6 Republican Senate primary in North Carolina will decide which candidate will face Democrat Kay Hagan in November — and if there will first be a runoff election. If a single candidate gets 40 percent of the vote, he will become the nominee. If not, the runner-up may request a runoff election, to be held July 15.