But Republicans blocked a measure that would have strengthened the restrictions on the firearms that can skirt airport detectors.
With stern and often complex limits on accepting gifts, the House Ethics Committee sends out a guidance memo each holiday season. This year's version has seven pages of Capitol Hill holiday gift rules — and one page of advice in the form of a poem.
If the Obama administration winds up losing a Supreme Court case challenging President Obama's recess appointments, the Senate back story could make the win especially gratifying for Republicans.
The track record of digital products designed for digital privacy has been abysmal — at least until recently. Snapchat, wildly popular among teens, is changing assumptions about young people's desire for digital privacy. But it's not clear whether the trend will stick.