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#PoliceState Update: House votes overwhelmingly to end NSA's mass collection of phone records

The House overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill Wednesday to dial back the once-secret National Security Agency program that collects and stores data from nearly every landline or cellphone call dialed or received in the United States. 187 more words

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Senator Markey Honors Sean Collier with Introduction of Bipartisan Equity in Law Enforcement Act

WASHINGTON, DC – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) introduced the bipartisan Equity in Law Enforcement Act of 2015 on Wednesday, which aims to expand the federal death benefits afforded to state and local law enforcement to include first responders who serve private institutions of higher education and rail carriers.  766 more words


Ben Affleck lets slip the link between the 'Dark Knight' movies and 'Batman v Superman'

A Senate committee hearing is probably the last place you’d expect to hear news on the filming of Batman v. Superman, but that’s exactly where we learned of a juicy cameo connecting Christopher Nolan’s  260 more words


Ben Affleck Confirms Senator Leahy will be in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Actor Ben Affleck, who will be donning the cape and cowl as Batman in next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, confirmed at a Senate hearing that… 171 more words


Ben Affleck Slipped A 'Batman' Joke Into His Senate Testimony

Ben Affleck spoke to the Senate yesterday about the work he does with the Eastern Congo Initiative, which essentially provides money to the citizens of said region to start their own businesses and initiatives, as well as build infrastructure. 155 more words


Ben Affleck, Bill Gates make case for foreign aid in Senate

Cameras were clicking away when Ben Affleck and Bill Gates were in Washington to testify about foreign aid.

Affleck, the Oscar-winning director/actor/advocate, spoke before a Senate Appropriations panel about his organization, the Eastern Congo Initiative, that is trying to transform the coffee industry in the Congo. 304 more words


"I Don’t Follow That Every Day": Selma's Senator Not Really Sure What's Going On With That Voting Rights Stuff

It was just last weekend that people flooded into Selma, Alabama, to mark the 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights marches there — marches that led to the Voting Rights Act. 539 more words