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Wendy Davis' filibuster shoes praised in Amazon reviews

What's one way abortion-rights supporters can laud the lawmaker who blocked an anti-abortion bill? With amusing online reviews of her shoes, of course: "I am so glad that I have a choice about what shoes to buy."

By Jun. 27, 2013

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Texas senator's filibuster heats up the Internet

Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis' filibuster against an abortion bill kept people glued to YouTube and Twitter on Tuesday.

By Jun. 26, 2013

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Amazon reviewers razz $40,000 Samsung TV

When you present a $40,000 luxury television to Amazon shoppers, you get hilariously snarky reviews in return.

By Dec. 3, 2013

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Amazon 'drones' stir up privacy concerns among lawmakers

Sen. Edward Markey says the Federal Aviation Administration needs to adopt privacy regulations before allowing services like Amazon Prime Air, which will use drones to deliver packages, to get off the ground.

By Dec. 2, 2013

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YouTube goes to Washington

YouTube extends a friendly smile and some enhanced features to Congress as it quietly encroaches on C-Span's turf.

By Apr. 30, 2013

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Apple's Tim Cook urges Senate vote on workplace equality

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece, Cook exhorts the US Senate to support the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, which aims to protect the hiring and employment rights of gay and lesbian Americans.

By Nov. 3, 2013

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Watching Kagan: Reality Check

The Senators and Their Shifting Positions

By Jun. 29, 2010

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House orders Pentagon to disclose domestic drone use

The Pentagon operates drones abroad that are armed with sophisticated sensors, Hellfire missiles, and laser-guided bombs. The House of Representatives wants to know if they're used at home.

By Mar. 7, 2013

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Senate will vote next month on Protect IP copyright bill

Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, has scheduled a floor vote on Hollywood-backed bill for January 24, as soon as the Senate returns from the holidays.

By Dec. 19, 2011