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Rep. Zoe Lofgren Wins Another Term

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Longtime Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren has been re-elected to represent California's 19th District, defeating fellow Democrat Robert Murray in Tuesday's...

Gerry Smith

The Year Hacktivists And The Government Went To War

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

Does the law have mercy for computer hackers with a cause? That was a recurring question in 2013 as several so-called hacktivists, facing years in ...

A Case of Conviction: Many Troubling Aspects of the Manning Verdict and Snowden Saga

William Bradley | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Bradley Manning stands convicted, though not of the biggest charge. Edward Snowden is out of Moscow's main airport, his latest revelation of NSA surveillance echoing loudly. Two cases of conviction, though imperfect, with only one convicted, bringing mixed tidings and mixed reactions.

Obama's Willing Executioners of the Fourth Amendment

Norman Solomon | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

It's now painfully clear that the president has put out a contract on the Fourth Amendment. And at the Capitol, the hierarchies of both parties are stuffing it into the trunks of their limousines, so each provision can be neatly fitted with cement shoes and delivered to the bottom of the Potomac.

Gerry Smith

Aaron Swartz Honored With Proposed Reform To Controversial Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.20.2013 | Technology

Two members of Congress introduced new legislation Thursday in honor of Aaron Swartz, the 26-year-old Internet activist who faced charges for download...

Lawmakers Introduce Bill In Response To AP Phone Records Seizure

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

Four members of the House of Representatives introduced legislation on Thursday that would prevent agencies from obtaining phone records from American...

Ryan Grim

Aaron Swartz' Memory Deals Blow To Hacker Legislation

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Internet activists won a major victory this week when House Republicans put the brakes on an effort to vote on reforms to federal anti-h...

Matt Sledge

Lawmakers Introduce New Online Privacy Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives introduced a bill on Wednesday to force the FBI to get a warrant before it...

Organized Labor Can Protect Workers by Supporting 'Aaron's Law'

David Segal | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics
David Segal

Like many activists before him, Aaron fell prey to a criminal justice system that entrenches the standing of the already powerful, and which has been used so many times to break unionists and stymie their organizing efforts.

Preston Maddock

Subpoenaing Drone Memos Has 'Bipartisan Interest'

HuffingtonPost.com | Preston Maddock | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There is "bipartisan interest" within the House Judiciary Committee in subpoenaing the Justice Department's legal memos that justify the...

Friday Talking Points -- Filibusted

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Our Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week was Representative Zoe Lofgren, who (with a Republican co-sponsor) this week introduced legislation to regulate the use of drones for domestic police work.

Zach Carter

Politicians, Activists Mourn Aaron Swartz At Capitol Hill Memorial

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of mourners gathered on Capitol Hill Monday to celebrate the life of Internet activist Aaron Swartz and to advocate changes to ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Top Lawmakers Demand Aaron Swartz Answers From Attorney General

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top Republican and top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee sent a joint letter late Monday to Attorney General Eric Holder pos...

Zach Carter

Leading House Tech Expert Pushes For Legal Changes After Aaron Swartz's Suicide

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the top tech experts in Congress, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), told HuffPost Thursday that the case against Aaron Swartz shows th...

Ryan J. Reilly

Congresswoman Introduces 'Aaron's Law' Honoring Swartz

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) took to the online forum Aaron Swartz helped found on Tuesday night to propose legislation honoring the late...

Elise Foley

House Republicans' Immigration Bill Receives Official Opposition From White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration announced on Wednesday its opposition to the latest House Republican effort on immigration: a bill that would e...

Surprise: Lawmakers Who Received Donations From Google Don't Think Google Acts 'Unfair'

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2013 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two lawmakers urged the Federal Trade Commission on Monday to steer clear of expanding its authority as it investigates allegat...

Immigration Gridlock Not Likely to End After the Election

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

We recently saw for the first time in recent memory that the Democrats -- not Republicans -- blocked an immigration reform measure that many legislators in both parties say they support, in fact.

This Is What Happens To Waste From Congress

| Posted 09.24.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff It's been a little less than a year since Congress began burning 90 percent of its trash for energy, and the Archit...

We Need More Than Just STEM Immigrants

Erwin de Leon | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Erwin de Leon

Yesterday, House GOP members tried and failed to pass legislation meant to keep the best and the brightest foreign students in the United States. At least those with doctorates in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) from our better universities.

Elise Foley

California Democrats Endorse Bill To Severely Limit Cooperation With Immigration Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has two and a half weeks to decide whether to sign the TRUST Act, a bill that would cut off some coopera...

Elise Foley

House GOP Votes To Defund Obama Immigration Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House voted on Thursday to kill nearly every action by the Obama administration to reform the immigration enforcement system, approv...

Elise Foley

Republican Proposes Immigration Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican Rep. David Rivera (Fla.) introduced a bill on Wednesday that would help some undocumented young people stay in the U.S. legal...

Ben Hallman

California Lawmakers Say Housing Group Cares More About Banks Than Homeowners

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business

The Federal Housing Finance Agency is well on its way to a remarkable achievement: proving less popular, among housing groups, than even the banks who...

Elise Foley

Disappointed Democrats Fight Obama On Immigration -- And Campaign For Him

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), one of President Barack Obama's most vocal critics on immigration, was sitting at dinner with his family a...