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Strange bedfellows: House defeats effort to rein in NSA phone-tracking

Strange bedfellows: House defeats effort to rein in NSA phone-tracking

WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) -- A rare left-right bloc of House members vowed after a narrow loss to redouble efforts to curb a national-security program that amasses Americans' phone records.

Keystone debate takes climate turn

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- Republican backers of the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline haven't been paying attention to climate issues, a Democratic opponent said.
Holder: White House not told of AP subpoena

Holder: White House not told of AP subpoena

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder told a House committee Wednesday he assumed the White House learned of the Associated Press subpoena "in the newspapers."
Congress approves $9.7B Sandy relief bill

Congress approves $9.7B Sandy relief bill

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Congress approved $9.7 billion in new aid for victims of Superstorm Sandy Friday, sending it to President Obama.
D.C. Delegate Norton silenced at abortion bill hearing

D.C. Delegate Norton silenced at abortion bill hearing

WASHINGTON, May 18 (UPI) -- The District of Columbia's delegate to Congress was barred from speaking during a House hearing on a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks in the district.
Trump: Ability to work the system a plus

Trump: Ability to work the system a plus

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- Donald Trump, a potential Republican presidential nominee who vows to restore discipline in Washington, isn't sorry for getting tax breaks and federal funding.

Nadler: Tax cut for wealthy permanent?

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A Democratic congressman said Sunday he suspected the temporary extension of upper-income tax breaks would become permanent if they are approved this year.

Reps. call for probe of Ariz. sheriff

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Four members of Congress Friday called on the Justice Department to look into charges of misconduct by an Arizona county sheriff known for 'get-tough' policies.

Mukasey asked to clarify torture remarks

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A top Democrat in Congress wants U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey to clarify a statement on officials who signed off on torture and surveillance policies.

Democrats seek torture special counsel

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- A group of Democratic members of Congress Saturday asked U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey to name a special counsel to investigate torture.
U.S. re-examines Canadian's rendition

U.S. re-examines Canadian's rendition

WASHINGTON, June 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is re-examining the rendition of a Canadian terror suspect to Syria where he alleged he was tortured in 2002.

House panel to subpoena Cheney aide

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- A U.S. House of Representatives panel voted to subpoena an aide to Vice President Dick Cheney in an investigation of treatment of suspected terrorists.

FBI in gross violation of privacy rights

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department inspector general said the FBI committed more than 6,000 violations of intelligence laws in its use of national security letters.

Call made for more Sept. 11 health funds

NEW YORK, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- New York congressional House members called on President George Bush to increase funding for first responders to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

WTC insurance funds used for food, drinks

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Records show officials tied to the $1 billion World Trade Center insurance fund have been using that money for dinners and cocktails in New York.

Analysis: Thousands may join Sept. 11 list

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The list of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks will swell by hundreds or even thousands in the coming years, say experts, as more die from diseases resulting from their exposure to the huge plume of toxic dust thrown up by the collapsing towers of the World Trade Center.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

Analysis: Court nixes Patriot Act subpoena

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- A federal judge in New York has ruled that a provision of the Patriot Act allowing the FBI to issue secret subpoenas to Internet service providers and other communications companies is unconstitutional, and has ordered the bureau to cease using them.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

Liberals in Congress: No more Iraq money

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- Seventy members of Congress Thursday wrote to U.S. President George W. Bush, promising to reject all funding for Iraq that is not tied to troop withdrawal.

U.S. to probe WTC insurer for fraud

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. government is investigating New York's $1 billion World Trade Center insurance company, which has spent more than $50 million fighting claims.

Twin Towers dust delays construction

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- New York's transit agency plans to postpone demolition of a building near the World Trade Center site because of possible contamination with toxic dust.

Dubai Ports offers delay

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A Dubai-based port operator has offered to delay plans to run six U.S. seaports, CNN reported Thursday.

NYC gets money for tunnel it doesn't want

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- New York City is in the awkward position of receiving $100 million in federal funds to design a tunnel few are keen to build.

EPA refuses to police WTC area demolition

NEW YORK, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has refused requests by local officials to police the demolition of the Deutsche Bank in lower Manhattan.

GAO to investigate election irregularities

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office has agreed to probe allegations of irregularities in the November 2 US presidential election.

MoveOn.org joins call for vote probe

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- MoveOn.org, the left wing group organized to oppose U.S. President George W. Bush's re-election, now wants Congress to investigate the 2004 election.
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