Many Democrats are at odds with their own leadership over extending domestic surveillance.
John McCain's military experience and Senate record show a presidential candidate who values integrity and getting things done.
A desire to build cross-party consensus in Senate rubs up against political perils of compromise.
Republican senators see the issue as a plus for the presidential campaign.
Foreign Relations Committee hearing comes a day after the release of two critical reports.
The film's creators dispute a finding that election rules apply to their promotional ads. Next stop: the Supreme Court.
The tactic is a result of a 'press for presidential power,' some analysts say. But it's too early to tell whether the use of pro forma sessions will mean no more recess appointments by the president.