WASHINGTON — The hardest thing in an argument is to acknowledge competing truths. We know that our government will continue with large-scale surveillance programs to prevent future terrorist attacks. We also know that such programs have operated up to now with too little public scrutiny and …
WASHINGTON — You don't see this very often: a majority of Senate Republicans voting to make people who buy stuff on the Internet pay state and local sales taxes.
Last May, a few weeks after U.S. Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, Sen. Max Baucus called for the United States to aim to have most U.S. combat troops out of Afghanistan by the end of 2012.
WASHINGTON — Senators from both parties criticized Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday for signaling likely U.S. support for a $7 billion pipeline to carry Canadian oil to refineries along the U.S. Gulf Coast.