The Patriot Act is up for review, but Obama is poised to keep several of its key national surveillance provisions.
President Obama arrives in Guadalajara for two days of meetings with President Felipe Calderón of Mexico and Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada.
Republicans need to attract more Hispanic voters. But just nine in the Senate approved the first Hispanic justice’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
But the Senate panel vote is nearly party-line, with just one Republican approving her nomination.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is now scheduled to vote on the Supreme Court nominee on July 28. She is expected to win approval both there and in the full Senate.
The Supreme Court nominee is choosing her words carefully about the Second Amendment during confirmation hearings.
But during Tuesday's hearing, the Supreme Court nominee demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of the law and jurisprudence.
Senators drew the battle lines early in confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court nominee.
Republicans have been boosted by the NRA registering its 'concerns' about Sotomayor Tuesday. Democrats are playing up her record on law and order.
The Greener Gardens Act would give credits for replacing old lawn equipment with environmentally friendly models.