Obama Stumps for Ed Markey in Massachusetts Senate Run

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-06_d1a9c11729.jpgThe Guardian via Getty Images(ROXBURY CROSSING, Mass.) -- Seven months after winning re-election, President Obama is back on the campaign trail. This time, he’s lending his political prowess to stump for Senate hopeful Rep. Ed Markey.

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ACLU Files Lawsuit over Phone Record Collection Program

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-06_d08abc1b60.jpgPhotos.com/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The American Civil Liberties Union sued the federal government on Tuesday, alleging the National Security Agency violates Americans' Fourth Amendment privacy rights by harvesting phone records in the name of preventing terrorists attacks.

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Rep. Trent Franks: Rate of Pregnancy from Rape 'Very Low'

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-06_78509731b4.jpgBill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Trent Franks, who has authored a measure banning all abortions after 20 weeks without exception, says that the rate of pregnancies resulting from rape are “very low.”

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Newtown Families Return to Capitol Hill

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-06_2ee367426b.jpgDON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Nearly six months after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the parents of the Newtown, Conn. children killed there are back on Capitol Hill this week, lobbying for tougher gun legislation to prevent tragedies like the one that left 20 students and six educators dead in December.

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Sen. Leahy Tries Again to Include Gay Couples in Immigration Bill

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-06_7946881ba9.jpgJoshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Patrick Leahy is making another attempt at including same-sex couples in immigration reform. On Tuesday evening he reintroduced an amendment to the Gang of Eight immigration bill that would allow Americans in same-sex relationships to sponsor their foreign partners for green cards.

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