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Poised for easy confirmation, FBI nominee James Comey calls waterboarding torture

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James Comey, the nominee for FBI director, seemed poised for an easy confirmation Tuesday after testifying that he objected to waterboarding and tried to lobby the Bush administration to stop using the practice to no avail. After learning that the U.S. was using waterboarding against suspected terrorists, Comey, who was serving as deputy attorney general at the time, said he pressed the...