Senator Mark Udall (D-Colo.) is leading a bipartisan coalition of senators aiming to rein in the NSA's widespread surveillance.
The National Institute of Health is paying millions to study the sex habits of Mexican prostitutes, including thousands in direct payments to male Mexican prostitutes.
Senator Rand Paul plans to block the confirmation of Janet Yellen to lead the Federal Reserve, although he admits he'll likely be unsuccessful.
At a hearing before the House Intelligence Committee, chairman Mike Rogers threw softballs to NSA chief General Keith Alexander.
The U.S. Senate is again reportedly working to revive a controversial United Nations treaty surrounding government policy on disabled people, which was narrowly rejected late last year amid fierce public opposition. A broad coalition of critics has slammed the scheme as an assault on American sovereignty and liberty, as well as a dangerous precursor to further usurpations of power. However, while a coalition of Republicans was able block the previous attempt at ratification, reports suggest that the outcome could be different this time if citizens do not rally together to stop it.