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CQ on Congress

Feb 25, 2016

The presidential candidates are spending a lot of time warning about the influence of millionaires and billionaires on American politics. But the rhetoric isn’t likely to change Congress’ low-energy approach to restructuring campaign finance laws – a process that’s been hindered by vested interests and a lack of...

Feb 24, 2016

Congress is looking at privatizing the nation’s air traffic control system in order to help raise funds for efforts such as a next generation navigation system. But the spinoff faces powerful opposition from lawmakers who control the purse strings, the military and other players who contend the idea would be a sop to...

Feb 22, 2016

The battle between Apple and the Justice Department over access to iPhone data is putting encryption policy back in the congressional spotlight. But it's unclear whether Congress get around the perennial challenge of balancing security with privacy and sort out whether the case sets a dangerous precedent.

Feb 19, 2016

The new Democratic Governor, John Bel Edwards, and the Republican Legislature are going to have to work together to clean up a mess that even some Republicans in the state say was created by Edwards’ predecessor, Republican Bobby Jindal.

Feb 16, 2016

President Obama plans to aggressively pursue a replacement for late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. But with Senate Republican leaders adamant they won’t act until after the presidential election, the process of filling the vacancy could develop into unprecedented partisan gridlock.