One civil servant has been fighting to change passport photo rules since 2012.
Consular offices across Europe have been overwhelmed by citizenship inquiries and passport applications.
Possible requirement would raise tensions and undermine European Union's tourism industry.
A civil rights group is challenging a new federal law that will require the State Department to put identifying markers on sex offenders' passports.
As Jewish communities across Europe face growing anti-Semitism, Spain is allowing descendants of Spanish Jews to repatriate.
US citizens would rather hand back their passports than comply with rules to prevent tax avoidance
Instead of catching tax cheats, the new laws are rendering hardworking Americans noncompetitive and making everyday affairs near impossible.