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Sens. Cruz and Lee threaten to block Attorney General nominee over immigration

Ted CruzAfter President Obama nominated New York prosecutor Loretta Lynch for Attorney General, Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) threatened to block her.

In a statement released on Saturday, the senators claim the current Congress should not decide the fate of the nominee, since many have lost their seats, and they want to know her opinion on President Obama's executive amnesty plans before confirming her.

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Judge clears way for same-sex marriage in Kansas

kansas same sex marriageA federal judge cleared the way Tuesday for same-sex marriages to proceed in a ruling that brings Kansas closer to joining a quickly-growing majority of states where the unions are legal.

Judge Daniel Crabtree, in a written ruling, granted a preliminary injunction that had been sought by the ACLU of Kansas on behalf of two lesbian couples who had been denied marriage licenses in Sedgwick and Douglas counties. The injunction will prevent the state from enforcing the ban on same-sex marriage found in the Kansas Constitution.

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Congress Still Has No Idea How Much the NSA Spies on Americans

CongressThe biggest lie Americans are told about the NSA is that it is subject to "strict oversight." Listening to President Obama, Senator Dianne Feinstein, or most any high-ranking official in the national-security bureaucracy, one gets the impression that the Senate and House intelligence committees are keeping careful tabs on the most technologically empowered spy agency in human history.

The truth is that Congress is alarmingly ignorant about NSA spying. It's not all the national-security state's fault. There are too many issues for every legislator to master them all; surveillance policy is a particularly complicated; and national security is an area many in Congress undermine checks and balances by deferring to the president.

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CIA didn't know it had Senate 'torture' report

CIA reportThe U.S. government inaccurately told a federal judge last month that the CIA did not have a copy of the unabridged version of a Senate committee report on treatment of detainees, but the spy agency in fact does have a copy of the 6,300-page report, a Justice Department lawyer said Tuesday.

"There was a miscommunication over at the agency as to what we were looking for," DOJ attorney Vesper Mei told U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg Tuesday. "They didn't realize that they had it."

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Elizabeth Warren is calling for an investigation of the Federal Reserve

Elizabeth Warren"This American Life" did a program on Friday on the information obtained by Carmen Segarra from her time as a New York Fed bank examiner in 2012, where she investigated Goldman Sachs and began to notice the Federal Reserve Bank of New York was unwilling to support her allegation that the bank was missing policies regarding conflicts of interest.

Now, Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is calling for a congressional hearing to discuss corruption in the Federal Reserve Bank. She has already received support from Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio."These allegations deserve a full and thorough investigation, and American taxpayers deserve regulators who will fight each day on their behalf," Brown said in a statement.

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Ohio's James Traficant Dies, Days After Accident On Farm

TrafficantFormer Rep. James Traficant, the Ohio politician whose career included 17 years in Congress and a conviction for bribery, has died at age 73. Traficant's family had been fearing for his life since earlier this week, when he was critically injured in a tractor accident.

Traficant's death comes years after he attempted a political comeback, filing to run for his old seat in 2010 as an independent in Ohio's 17th District. He had been kicked out of Congress in July of 2002, after being convicted on charges that included racketeering, bribery and tax evasion.

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GOP Rejects Obama’s ‘Creative’ Iran Nuclear Compromises

rouhaniThe Obama administration is frantically searching for “creative solutions” to get to a nuclear deal with Iran, but according to 31 Republican senators, the administration is getting way too lenient while trying to entice Tehran to get to yes.

Late Friday night, senior administration officials confirmed to The New York Times rumors that they are offering Iran a deal that would allow them to “disconnect” some of their 19,000 uranium enrichment centrifuges instead of actually dismantling them, as part of a comprehensive agreement between Iran and the P5+1 countries over Iran’s illicit nuclear weapons program.

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