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Senate Extends Key Aspects Of Patriot Act For One Year

The Senate has voted to temporarily extend several key provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act, the nation’s primary counterterrorism surveillance law. Lacking a filibuster-proof majority, Senate Democrats decided against adding new privacy protections to the provisions, which had been scheduled to expire at the end of February.

Human Rights Activists Call For Judicial Boycott As Report Clears Bush Officials Of Misconduct

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has found that Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jay Bybee, then working as a DOJ lawyer, exercised "poor judgment" when he prepared legal memos regarding the use of torture on detainees in United States custody. Although the document failed to recommend disbarment, it has fueled an independent and long-running campaign to have Bybee disbarred.

Reid: GOP Should ‘Stop Crying’ Over Possibility Of Reconciliation

After losing their filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and other Democratic leaders have acknowledged that they may utilize the controversial parliamentary procedure known as budget reconciliation to pass their version of the healthcare bill.

Immigration Reform Advocates Allege Jobs Bill Will Allow Employers To Hire Illegal Aliens

As the $15 billion jobs bill advanced through Congress last week, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) said the measure included no verification mechanism to ensure that newly created jobs will be filled by legal U.S. workers.

Vitamin B3 May Aid The Brain After Stroke

An initial study conducted at the Henry Ford Hospital suggests that a common B vitamin may help improve neurological function after a stroke.

NIA Predicts A Rise Of A Libertarian Third Party This Year

Although some conservatives appear disconcerted about the rise of congressman Ron Paul’s popularity, the National Inflation Association has suggested his anti-Fed and pro-gold standard stance is striking a cord with many Americans.

Plant Derivative May Reduce Resistance To Breast Cancer Drug

A recent study has found that combining tamoxifen, the most prescribed breast cancer drug in the world, with a compound originating from the feverfew plant may help prevent initial or future resistance to the medication.

Schwarzenegger Blasts GOP For Hypocritical Approach To Stimulus Package

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has accused fellow Republicans of being hypocrites for criticizing last year’s recovery act while willingly accepting stimulus money for their own state.

Study Finds Chamomile May Help Relieve Moderate Anxiety

With tax time just around the corner, many Americans may soon be looking to relieve their stress by drinking chamomile tea. A new controlled research trial has found that chamomile extract therapy can be effective in treating mild to moderate symptoms related to generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

Poll: Obama Strong On Foreign Policy, But Weak At Home

A new survey has found that while Americans tend to appreciate President Obama’s efforts on the national security front, many are also disappointed with his handling of the economic policies at home.

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