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Same-Sex Couple Seeks Immigration Relief From High Court

The Supreme Court may soon decide if the federal government will recognize same-sex marriage, a decision with profound implications for unions between American citizens and their foreign-born spouses. The family of one Washington, D.C.-area couple is "watching for that decision big time."

Democrat: IRS Manager Denies Targeting Of Conservative Groups

Maryland Democrat Elijah Cummings tells CNN that testimony from a key IRS official contradicts the claim that "Tea Party" and "patriot" groups were singled out for political reasons.

Watchdog Agency Could Keep NSA In Check, Once It Gets Going

The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is tasked with making sure that secret government surveillance programs aren't abused. It was created in 2004, but still doesn't even have a website or email.

Our Surveillance Society: What Orwell And Kafka Might Say

Revelations that the federal government is collecting massive amounts of data about telephone calls and Internet traffic has some people nervous that George Orwell's vision of Big Brother constantly watching them has come true.

Newark Mayor To Run For New Jersey's Open U.S. Senate Seat

Cory Booker announces his candidacy to fill the seat vacated by the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg and is likely to face two other Democrats in an August primary.
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In Wake Of Indictment, D.C. Activists Renew Call For Campaign Finance Reforms

Good government activists say that this week's indictment of a former D.C. Council member proves that more work is needed on reforming the city's campaign finance laws.


The Best Way To Scare A Politician

Once rare, recall elections are becoming increasingly common. It's not that politicians are markedly more crooked than in the past. Rather, foes view recalls as a way to fight back against policies they don't like.