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  • Congress raises pressure on CIA in torture dispute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Adding heat on the CIA, the Senate will investigate a computer network that contained a still-secret review of U.S. terror interrogations that led to dueling criminal referrals to the Justice Department and a dramatic collapse in relations between the nation's spy agencies...

  • Lawrence Walsh, Iran-Contra prosecutor, has died

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawrence E. Walsh, the special prosecutor who spent six years investigating misconduct by President Ronald Reagan administration officials in the Iran-Contra affair, has died. He was 102. He died Wednesday at his home in Oklahoma City following a brief illness, according to...

  • 2 congressmen seek momentum to build new reservoir

    MAXWELL, Calif. (AP) — Two members of California's congressional delegation on Wednesday called for building a new reservoir north of Sacramento, displaying bipartisan agreement on one potential solution to California's long-term water problems. Democratic Rep. John Garamendi and Republican...

  • CIA-Senate spat complicates spying oversight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's top intelligence lawyers on Wednesday renewed assurances that Congress is adequately monitoring U.S. surveillance programs. But it's suddenly an awkward argument for the Obama administration, since the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee publicly...

  • AP Interview: Feinstein against legalizing pot

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Wednesday joined Gov. Jerry Brown in expressing skepticism about legalizing marijuana in California for recreational purposes. The state's senior senator told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that one of her concerns is the potential for...

  • Congresswoman wants raise for tipped workers, too

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards hopes Maryland's bill to raise the minimum wage will help inspire a similar increase on the federal level, but she the version that the state House passed hurts tipped workers. That bill keeps tipped workers' base wages at $3.63. It's currently...

  • Senators urge international monitors in Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading members of Congress are demanding that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe immediately deploy international monitors to eastern and southern Ukraine. A letter sent by Sen. Dick Durbin, an Illinois Democrat, Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, and...

  • Senate committee to consider Pat Leahy%u2019s patent reform bill

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — One of the handful of patent reform bills introduced in Congress will be considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee later this month. Leahy The bill, the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act, introduced by U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., in November,...



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    It’s hard to believe, but the rebirth of the Republican party in Virginia may be happening in the unlikeliest of places: the liberal bastion of Northern Virginia.

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