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How much are your private conversations worth to the U.S. government? Paid for by tax dollars, surveillance fees charged in secret by technology companies can vary wildly.
House Republicans confronting the politically volatile issue of immigration are wrestling with what to do about those already here illegally.
The prostitution scandal that drove him from office will not weigh heavily on voters, Eliot Spitzer tells CNBC. He says voters will come to embrace his knowledge and experience.
Eliot Spitzer may think the past is in the past as he makes another run for public office, this time for New York City Comptroller, but his alleged madam Kristin Davis disagrees.
Implementation of President Barack Obama's health-care law needs to be put on "permanent hold," GOP Sen. Bob Corker tells CNBC.
The status of Edward Snowden's bid for asylum in Venezuela remained unclear Tuesday after the country's apparent deadline passed. NBC News reports.
Smokers trying to get coverage next year under President Obama's health law may get a break from tobacco-use penalties that could have made their premiums unaffordable.
More than one in four people across the globe paid a bribe in the last 12 months when interacting with key public institutions and services, with the police and the judiciary seen as the two most bribery prone, according to a new report.
Lawmakers returned to fights over presidential nominations, student loans and the farm bill, and to the question of whether they can pass immigration reform.
Five years after resigning in disgrace, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is running for New York City Comptroller. Katherine Mangu-Ward, Reason Magazine; and Andrew Stoltmann, Stoltmann Law, discuss the return of the "Sheriff of Wall Street" could have on the markets.
New technologies make an online privacy bill of rights necessary, Rep. Joe Barton tells CNBC.
The government will be ready to open new online insurance exchanges, a provision of the president's health-care law, by Oct. 1, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park told CNBC.
The Obama administration will roll back requirements for state insurance marketplaces to verify the income and health coverage status of people who apply for coverage.
Tim Geithner, the former US Treasury secretary, has been elevated to the highest rank of public speakers after receiving about $400,000 for three speaking engagements.
After many rejections, three countries have offered to give NSA leaker Edward Snowden asylum. One has now given him an ultimatum that he must respond by Monday.
US lawmakers pondered suspending aid to Egypt following the military coup there this week, though getting a consensus won't be easy.
Tens of millions of individuals and small businesses planning to buy health insurance under the new exchanges will find U.S. states controlling their fate, not President Obama.
The 11.7 million Americans still unemployed are finding their wallets getting even lighter as the sequester federal spending cuts kick in.
Spain says it and other European countries were told that Edward Snowden was aboard the Bolivian presidential plane that was diverted to Austria this week causing a diplomatic row.
A slightly better-than-expected June jobs report offers a modest political boon to President Obama. NBC News reports.
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