The Arkansas House on Wednesday voted to override Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of a bill that would ban most abortions from the 12th week of pregnancy onward, giving the state the country's most restrictive abortion laws and setting the stage for a certain court challenge.
Sen. Rand Paul launched into an old-fashioned filibuster on the Senate floor Wednesday as he tried to hold up the nomination of John Brennan for CIA director over concerns about the president's authority to kill Americans with drones.
The Transportation Security Administration agreed on a deal last month worth as much as $50 million to buy new uniforms for rank-and-file agents, despite concerns about imminent budget cuts resulting in furloughs and 90-minute flight delays.
The lines of communication between the White House and GOP leaders are not closed, but the White House confirmed that it has called together a dinner meeting Wednesday evening between Obama and several rank-and-file Senate Republicans.
The FBI used National Security Letters -- a form of surveillance that privacy watchdogs call "frightening and invasive" -- to surreptitiously seek information on Google users, the web giant has just revealed.