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Senate OKs Fast-Track Trade Authority Bill

The Senate has advanced a bill that would grant President Barack Obama and future U.S. presidents the authority to fast-track passage of trade deals, The Hill newspaper reported Friday. Alexander Bolton writes the trade bill was approved by senators in a 62-37 vote Friday and is expected to stir debate …

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CBO’s Joseph Kile: Highway Trust Fund Near Empty

Congressional auditor Joseph Kile has called on lawmakers to address what he said were increasingly dwindling funds used to build, operate and maintain the nation’s highways, National Journal reported Tuesday. Billy House writes Kile, assistant director for microeconomics studies at the Congressional Budget Office, testified at a Senate Finance Committee …

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NSA Lawyer Quizzed over Cell Tracking at Senate Committee Hearing

The government could use cellular data to track the location of Americans as they move around the U.S., National Security Agency General Counsel Matthew Olsen said Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal reports Olsen discussed the possibility at a confirmation hearing in the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Olsen has been …

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