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  • Dianne Feinstein asks White House to edit torture report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee appealed to President Barack Obama to reconsider his administration's decision to task the CIA with editing a torture report harshly critical of the spy agency's treatment of terror suspects after the Sept. 11 attacks before it...

  • White House vows to quickly release CIA torture report --- with redactions

    The Obama administration vowed to release a summary on CIA torture practices after a Senate panel earlier Thursday voted to declassify portions of the report, but the White House stressed it would redact any information that harmed national security. “Our position remains that the executive...

  • Senate Intelligence panel votes to make CIA torture report public

    The Senate Intelligence Committee voted to make public a summary of their critical report on the CIA's interrogation tactics used on terror suspects following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The panel voted 11-3 to send the report's 450-page summary and 20 conclusions and findings to the...

  • Poll: Majority say CIA assassinations 'justified,' trusted more than Congress

    In a significant show of support for the embattled CIA, twice as many Americans say they trust the spy agency more than Congress, and a remarkable majority say that CIA assassinations are “sometimes justified.” In a new Economist/YouGov poll, 54 percent said that killings are sometimes...

  • Hopes for diplomacy grow as Russia seeks to pocket Crimea gains

    A diplomatic solution to the tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine could be around the corner, a number of D.C. policy-makers hopefully predicted Sunday morning. Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said that while she was concerned about the more than...

  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein to appear on CNN's 'State of the Union' Sunday

    The California senator recently alleged that the NSA had improperly accessed documents on computers used by the staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which she chairs.

  • Terror report release may fuel Congress' CIA spat

    If senators vote this week to release key sections of a voluminous report on terrorist interrogations, an already strained relationship between lawmakers and the CIA could become even more rancorous, and President Barack Obama might have to step into the fray.

  • Editorial cartoon: The CIA-Senate spying scandal

    Cartoon by Gary Varvel/Creators Syndicate.

  • Sen. Dick Durbin backs Sen. Dianne Feinstein in CIA spying fracas

    Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., threw his support Sunday behind Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein's claim that the CIA might have spied on Senate staff. "Dianne Feinstein believes that's the case -- I'll stand behind her," Durbin said of the California...

  • Updated: Postal service officials see no conflicts when its top real estate agent also represents buyers

    Officials with the world's largest commercial real estate company have represented both the U.S. Postal Service and buyers of postal properties on at least 10 occasions, a conflict of interest that should be barred, according to a government watchdog. The agreement allowing Los Angeles-based...

  • Dianne Feinstein pushes FERC to finish grid security rules 'quickly'

    A powerful Senate Democrat urged swift action from federal electric grid regulators Thursday to protect critical assets in light of a news report that has rattled regulators, lawmakers and the utility industry. Sen. Dianne Feinstein said concerns have been raised by a Wall Street Journal...

  • Rand Paul on alleged CIA-Senate hacking: 'This cannot happen in a free country'

    Heads should roll at the CIA if Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., proves that intelligence officers hacked her staff's computers as part of a dispute over a committee report on waterboarding, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., told reporters. "There's an incredible...

  • The CIA reminds us who's boss

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a stalwart ally of the nation's intelligence agencies, says she is appalled to learn they have been spying on her committee, ignoring federal law and possibly trampling on the Constitution in a heavy-handed targeting of innocent people. Hey! Maybe now she knows how the...

  • Obama sidesteps CIA-Senate fight over spying allegation

    President Obama declined to take sides Wednesday in a simmering feud between the Central Intelligence Agency and the Senate over whether the agency spied on a congressional panel. “With respect to the issues that are going back and forth between the Senate committee and the CIA, [agency...

  • Senate fumes over alleged CIA hacking

    Senators on both sides of the aisle were fuming Wednesday over accusations that the Central Intelligence Agency was spying on their computers, and at least one lawmaker believes CIA Director John Brennan should step down if the claim turns out to be true. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said...



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