John ConyersThe House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider a bill on November 5 that the Electronic Frontier Foundation believes is this year’s “best chance” for significant reform of the USA Patriot Act.

Democrats narrowly won a plurality in New York's 23rd Congressional District Tuesday, a District that hadn't been held by a Democrat in more than 100 years.

The 2009 elections brought complicated results: Republicans swept both Governor's races, Democrats won both congressional races, and incumbents swept mayoral races. But advocates of small government also won the ballot initiatives.

House Republican Leader John Boehner (Ohio) announced on November 1 that his party is preparing a healthcare reform bill to compete with the Democratic alternative.

Upset about the inclusion of abortion funding and mandates in the healthcare reform bills currently before Congress, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is blanketing 19,000 parishes across the nation with a bulletin insert instructing the faithful to oppose the bills in their present form.