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Wyden: Trump Is Already Interfering in Mueller Investigation

During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) touted legislation to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller and said that President Trump has already interfered in Mueller’s investigation. Transcript (via FedNews) as Follows: “Hello. I’m Ron Wyden, United States Senator

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.

Ryan Bounds Withdrawn After Tim Scott, Marco Rubio Sink Nomination

The White House formally withdrew the nomination of federal prosecutor Ryan Bounds for a spot on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Tuesday after Sens. Tim Scott (R-SC) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Friday torpedoed his nomination despite broad establishment backing.

Tim Scott, Marco Rubio

Senate Democrats Condemn Obama for Anti-Israel UN Vote

Some Senate Democrats have issued scathing statements against President Barack Obama and his administration’s decision to break with longstanding tradition to veto anti-Israel resolutions, choosing, instead, to abstain from voting in a United Nations Security Council vote. The vote called for

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Senate Backs Obama Judge Pick Who Wrote Drone Memo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a federal appeals court nominee who helped develop the government’s legal rationale for using drones to kill American terrorist suspects abroad. The 52-43 vote cleared the way for a Thursday

Senate Backs Obama Judge Pick Who Wrote Drone Memo

Rockefeller, Wyden Want New Laws on Oil Train Derailments

On Thursday, the Democratic chairmen of the Senate Transportation and Energy committees, Sens. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., pushed the Obama administration to take “prompt and decisive” action addressing the problem of oil train derailments.  The senators wrote

Rockefeller, Wyden Want New Laws on Oil Train Derailments

Growing Backlash to Government Surveillance

(AP) Growing backlash to government surveillanceBy MARTHA MENDOZAAP National WriterSAN JOSE, Calif.From Silicon Valley to the South Pacific, counterattacks to revelations of widespread National Security Agency surveillance are taking shape, from a surge of new encrypted email programs to technology

Growing Backlash to Government Surveillance

Congress Set to Let DNI Clapper Skate on Possible Perjury

Despite Congress apparent ire over the possible perjury of Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, it seems that Clapper has now emerged without so much as a scratch over his National Security Agency surveillance testimony earlier this year. In March

Congress Set to Let DNI Clapper Skate on Possible Perjury

Sen. Wyden: Top Obama Security Officials Lied to Congress About PRISM

On Tuesday, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) suggested two prominent Obama administration national security officials lied to Congress about their knowledge of the National Security Agency’s phone and Internet spying programs.  Wyden, who is on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Director

Sen. Wyden: Top Obama Security Officials Lied to Congress About PRISM

Senators Introduce Bill to Declassify FISA Court Rulings

Eight senators sponsored a bill on Tuesday that would declassify rulings made by courts that operate under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) were joined by Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Dean

Senators Introduce Bill to Declassify FISA Court Rulings