Congress is secretly expanding the NSA's ability to collect and share electronic data of Americans gathered without a warrant.

Earlier this week, House Republicans cut a deal with Senate Democrats on a 1,600-page Omnibus Appropriations bill would fund most of the government through September, and fund the Department of Homeland Security through February 27. If the bill does not pass by midnight on December 11, some government operations will shut down. According to the Washington Post, in case an agreement cannot be reached in time, top appropriators have prepared a short-term extension for a vote that would fund the government for a few days while the House and Senate pass the final bill.

The Republican-run House of Representatives approved a 67-percent tax hike on duck hunters Monday, using a voice vote so members could avoid accountability for their votes.

VIDEO - Andy Ramirez reports on the results of this year's election. He talks about things to watch out for during the next few months regarding immigration and leadership roles.

The newly elected Republican majority in the Senate makes it clear to President Obama that they intend to work together with him to pass fast track/Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the TTIP and TPP.




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