National Journal Online

Meriam Ibrahim Is Free From Sudan

She arrived in Rome a day after Congress held a hearing on how to help her. 

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 5:42pm

'Let Me Google That for You'—Now a Congressional Bill

Some think the government is wasting money on an agency that search engines have made obsolete. One bill would eliminate it altogether.

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 4:25pm

Why the NSA Keeps Tracking People Even After They're Dead

A newly disclosed government rule book reveals just how easy it is to get placed on a terrorist watch list—and how difficult it can be to get taken off.

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 4:16pm

Sen. Markey Presses Commerce Secretary on Crude Oil Exports

4:09 p.m. -- Massachusetts Democrat Ed Markey is speaking with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Wednesday afternoon about the nation's crude oil export ban and recent federal decisions that appear to have softened it, a Markey aide said. The discussion comes several weeks after Markey, who favors maintaining the decades-old ban, wrote to Pritzker seeking more information about Commerce Dept.

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 4:09pm

The State Department Really Doesn’t Want to Break Up Iraq

A decentralized federal system is best for Iraq and for U.S. interests, a State Department official says.

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 3:37pm

U.S. Senate Panel Backs Vietnam Nuclear Trade Pact, But Tightens Conditions

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez's measure passed in a bipartisan voice vote and limits the U.S.-Vietnam pact to 30 years.

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 2:55pm

The IRS Scandal Has Officially Devolved Into Competitive Politicking

It's not pretty.

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 2:53pm

One State Is Being Sued Over Obamacare Politics

A lawsuit filed Wednesday accuses Tennessee of denying coverage to low-income patients.

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 2:49pm

The FCC Is Getting Serious About Enforcing Its Last Remaining Net-Neutrality Rule

The agency threatens to crack down on Internet providers that lie about speed.

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 2:44pm

What Happens When Your Car Gets Hacked?

Connected cars could give cybercriminals a whole new range of targets.

Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 2:41pm