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Free speech amendment headed for committee vote

A proposed constitutional amendment to allow regulation of contributions and spending for political campaigns is headed to the full Senate Committee on the Judiciary for debate. An amended proposal was approved along party lines Wednesday by the Subcommittee on the ...

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CIA keeps a tight grip on its own secrets

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA does not give up its secrets easily. Under pressure from a Senate committee to declassify parts of a congressional report on harsh interrogations of suspected terrorists, the CIA is shadowed by its reluctance to open ...

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Senate Committee clears nomination of FBI head

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee has unanimously approved the nomination of James Comey to be director of the FBI, clearing the way for a full Senate vote. The 18-0 committee vote will send Comey’s nomination to the Senate ...

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Could immigration bill set off another backlash?

WASHINGTON  — As a Senate committee prepares to begin voting this week on far-reaching immigration legislation, advocates are watching warily to see whether relatively tame opposition balloons into the kind of fierce resistance that killed Congress’ last attempt to overhaul ...

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