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Democratic Congressman Tweets Cartoon Blaming NRA For Shooting

For Congressman Steve Cohen of Tennessee, the cartoon, which features an NRA-labeled assault rifle with the Capitol and Washington Monument, symbolized the day.

Guns

The secret history of the Bill of Rights

Activists today invoke the 2nd and 4th Amendments as if they’re kindred spirits with Madison. Here’s the real story<p>Is the Bill of Rights — made up by the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution — the foundation of American liberty? So we are told by civil libertarians on the left alarmed by …

Manchin strikes back at NRA

Sen. Joe Manchin is swinging back at the National Rifle Association’s criticism of his support for background checks by releasing an ad of his own saying that he doesn’t “walk in lock step” with the gun group’s leaders.<p>“West Virginia, you know me,” Manchin (D-W.Va.) says in the ad, which depicts …

NSA considers ending collection of data on Americans' phone calls

The National Security Agency is reviewing whether to stop collecting a vast stockpile of records of Americans’ telephone calls — the most controversial component of its surveillance programs — by allowing telecommunications companies to retain the data until U.S. intelligence officials have a …

CBO: Immigration bill would reduce federal deficit

WASHINGTON -- The American economy would suffer some initial struggles if a Senate bill legalizing the nation's million unauthorized immigrants becomes law, but the overall effect would be a reduction in the federal deficit, according to an analysis from the Congressional Budget Office.<p>But the CBO …

Edward Snowden: the truth about US surveillance will emerge

The NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has warned that the truth about the extent of surveillance carried out by US authorities would emerge, even if …

Civil liberties groups file lawsuit over NYPD surveillance of Muslims

Asad "Ace" Dandia, a 20-year-old college student and Brooklyn native, thought nothing of the Facebook friend request he approved in March 2012.<p>The …

How cash secretly rules surveillance policy

Today’s congressional hearing was a joke. The reason: Firms like Booz Allen bankroll and own Congress. Here’s how<p>David Sirota<p>June 18, 2013 8:40pm (UTC)<p>Have you noticed anything missing in the political discourse about the National Security Administration's unprecedented mass surveillance? There's …

NSA: 'Over 50' Terror Plots Foiled by Data Dragnets

The director of the National Security Administration today told Congress that more than 50 potential terrorist attacks have been thwarted by two …

CBO Immigration Bill Score

AP<p>The Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday that the immigration bill currently being debated in the Senate would reduce the federal budget deficit by $875 billion over the first 20 years it becomes law.<p>The CBO said in its official scoring of the bill that it would reduce the deficit by $175 …