U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch has held nearly 30 meetings with various Senators, including almost every member of the Judiciary Committee.
The bill will keep the government funded through September of 2015.
Senators reached a deal and were expected to vote on the bill early Sunday morning.
With a key vote on a spending bill just hours away, Cruz once again has all eyes on him.
Gonzales also said he thinks the drone program has done “equal damage” to the United States standing in the world community.
Republican Rep. Scott Perry said the Obama administration seems to care more about the rights of terrorists than those of United States citizens.
“This is Elizabeth Warren ginning up the leftwing of the Democratic Party who are professional haters of business. This is absolute nonsense.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi defied the White House’s request and voted against a bill to fund the government Thursday night.
“Prior to serving in Congress, Mr. Farenthold operated a computer consulting company that routinely bought domain names including the one in question. The domain name has never been used and Mr. Farenthold has no intention to renew it.”
“And sometimes when I have a real thick briefing I have to read through, I’ll have the game on with the sound off.”
Hours before the midnight deadline, the House passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government funded.
“If the president is lobbying, we do not like it. And we’re saying to our members, don’t be intimidated by anybody,” said Rep. Maxine Waters.
“We will complete the job. Not as quickly as I would like, but we will complete it.”
The Labor Department has left many key questions, particularly related to transgender workers, unanswered. The department says “more guidance” will be forthcoming.
The CIA chief makes no mention of some of the most shocking revelations in the Senate’s report on CIA torture programs.
“Yes, it’s enhanced interrogation but it’s nothing comparable at all to what McCain underwent in Vietnam.”
I sent this email to BuzzFeed’s employees today.
“There are some people in this country who don’t like the military, don’t like the intelligence community, and — as I saw a headline today say — they have 9/11 amnesia, like thinking it can’t happen again.”
White House gets behind spending measure that rankles his base.
“That’s where waterboarding comes from.”
Marlon Marshall, a field operative with ties to the person who could manage a Clinton campaign, is leaving his role as a key White House aide.
The deadline to pass a bill to fund the government is Dec. 11.
“And I would just take issues with him on the notion that the enhanced interrogation that we’re talking about here is torture.”
Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson vows to renew his legislation to keep military weaponry away from local police forces next Congress, says President Obama could have done more to stop the flow.
The deal on federal spending was negotiated by Senate Democrats and House Republicans.
“We’re not talking about anyone being burned or stabbed or cut or anything like that. We’re talking about people being made to stand in awkward in positions, have water put into their nose and into their mouth. Nobody suffered any lasting injuries from this.”
During his final speech on the floor, Sen. Mark Udall called for CIA Director John Brennan’s resignation over his defense of the agency’s torture program. Udall also read conclusions of a still secret review of the program’s effects.
The AFL-CIO’s sole police union sent a letter to the federation’s president about the issue.
The proposed congressional budget released Tuesday night prevents the Department of Justice from using funds to undermine state laws regarding medical marijuana.