Senators to Introduce 'Let Me Google That For You' Bill

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_806f08d970.jpgGonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Call it the “google-ization” of the United States. A new bill has been introduced in the Senate called the “Let Me Google That For You Act.” This is a real thing — really, let me Google it for you. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., is working across the aisle with Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., on the bill, which is intended to “streamline the collection and distribution of government information.”

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Nine Things You Might Not Know About HHS Nominee Sylvia Burwell

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_e89d077fd8.jpgNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- After facing scrutiny for the rocky rollout of the president’s signature legislative achievement, the Affordable Care Act, Kathleen Sebelius stepped down on Friday as Health and Human Services secretary. The president nominated Sylvia Burwell, the current director of the Office of Management and Budget, to succeed Sebelius. Burwell has a long career in government, but she’s actually much more interesting than your typical bureaucrat.

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Rand Paul: ‘Hillary Clinton’s as Bad or Worse’ Than Obama on Privacy Issues

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_f90193917e.jpgTom Pennington/Getty Images (DOVER, N.H.) -- Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told New Hampshire Republicans Friday night that winning the youth vote could come by appealing to them on privacy issues, arguing that one of his potential rivals -- former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton -- is vulnerable on the topic. “They’ve all got a cell phone and they all think the government shouldn’t be looking at their cell phone or listening to their cell phone without a warrant. We get to the young people with privacy,” Paul said.

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GOP Senators Pushing Again for Joint Committee on Benghazi

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_f7604f5e07.jpgSTR/AFP/GettyImages (WASHINGTON) -- Republicans are again calling for a joint committee to investigate the Obama administration's handling of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012 that left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire say that there are still no clear answers as to what happened on the night of the siege that was initially blamed on a mob protesting an anti-Islam film produced in the U.S.

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Senate GOP Blocks Debate on Equal Pay Bill

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-04_a4c1528f8c.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Senate Republicans blocked an equal pay bill from moving forward in the Senate Wednesday, one day after President Obama took executive action to try to narrow the gender pay gap. The Senate failed to reach the 60 votes needed to move forward to debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act.  The Senate voted 53-44 on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure.

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