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Bipartisan, bicameral Voting Rights Act bill introduced

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of House and Senate members has introduced legislation to restore the core Voting Rights Act provision struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.
What Snowden hath wrought

What Snowden hath wrought

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- If President Obama adopts the recommendations of his blue-ribbon panel on the reform of the National Security Agency's massive surveillance program, will the political and legal challenges to that program evaporate like the last few drops of single-malt whiskey in a glass?
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, Senior UPI Legal Writer

Anti-surveillance groups seek to use state laws to block NSA

BLUFFDALE, Utah, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- An anti-surveillance coalition says it will push state-level bills that would bar local officials from cooperating with the U.S. National Security Agency.

Anti-NSA rally draws thousands to Washington

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- During a rally in Washington, fugitive secrets-leaker Edward Snowden send a message urging activists to push for greater public awareness of spying violations.

NSA chief Gen. Keith Alexander to retire

FORT MEADE, Md., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. National Security Agency chief Gen. Keith Alexander, who has steadfastly defended NSA mass surveillance, plans to retire in five months, the agency said.

NRA, Patriot Law author join ACLU suit against NSA

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The National Rifle Association joined the American Civil Liberties Union's lawsuit seeking to end the U.S. government's massive phone record collection program.
Worry about U.S. smartphone surveillance, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden says

Worry about U.S. smartphone surveillance, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden says

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- Americans should be worried their smartphone use, text messages and Web surfing as well as phone calls, can be logged by Washington, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden warns.
Justice Department: Holder didn't lie to Congress

Justice Department: Holder didn't lie to Congress

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder didn't lie to Congress about a leak probe because probing a reporter isn't prosecuting one, a Justice Department deputy said.
Bipartisan congressional panel seeks overhaul of federal criminal law

Bipartisan congressional panel seeks overhaul of federal criminal law

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- A bipartisan congressional task force says it wants to reduce federal criminal laws that have packed prisons and branded too many people as criminals.

Congressman tries to delay E15 blend

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- Trade group American Petroleum Institute said it welcomed a bill introduced in the U.S. Congress that would halt the introduction of gasoline-ethanol blends.
Sensenbrenner sorry for 'big butt' remark

Sensenbrenner sorry for 'big butt' remark

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., said he apologized to Michelle Obama Thursday after he was overheard saying the first lady has a "large posterior."
Holder: Operation Fast and Furious effects seen for years

Holder: Operation Fast and Furious effects seen for years

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. criticized politicizing of the failed operation against firearm trafficking from the United States to Mexico.
Sensenbrenner says he has prostate cancer

Sensenbrenner says he has prostate cancer

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., has early-stage prostate cancer but says that it won't stop him from keeping a hectic schedule.

Wis. congressman has Midas lottery touch

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Millionaire Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., has an uncanny sense for picking lottery winners, snagging his third payout from the game of chance.

Lawmakers push immigration restrictions

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- House Republican lawmakers are pushing for an overhaul of federal immigration laws this year, but prospects for enacting reform remain uncertain.

Biometric passports target of waiver

WASHINGTON, May 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., wants countries in the U.S. Waiver Program to have one more year to include biometric features in their passports.

House passes continuity legislation

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Thursday passed a measure to expedite special elections to within 45 days if more than 100 members of the House are killed.
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