| Mar 24, 2014
| 10:12 AM
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — President Obama on Monday defended U.S. surveillance programs as serving national security rather than commercial interests, in a wide-ranging meeting with his Chinese counterpart on the sidelines of a nuclear summit.
| Mar 20, 2014
Some calming words from Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. may lower the political temperature of a confrontation between Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and the CIA. But Feinstein's allegation that the agency improperly searched Senate Intelligence Committee...
| May 2, 2014
| 5:39 PM
Ruling out a "no-spy agreement" with any country, President Obama acknowledged Friday that the United States had not reached a deal with Germany to limit U.S. surveillance on its territory.
The U.S. and Germany have been negotiating over mutual rules...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 7:51 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama's new plan for the National Security Agency would significantly curb its authority, ending its vast collection of Americans' telephone records, but at the same time give the spy agency access to millions of cellphone...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 10:18 AM
Spies, sex, drugs and a beaming Ronald Reagan.
Those are the elements for one of the most arresting scenes you'll see this year on television. It will air Wednesday night on "The Americans," one of the most talked-about series this spring on cable TV....
| May 4, 2014
| 2:16 PM
Jack Bauer couldn't stay off the grid forever. Four years after "24" ended, Kiefer Sutherland's iconic spy is racing the clock again in "24: Live Another Day" (7 p.m. May 5, Fox; 3 stars out of 4).
Detractors will say Day 9 repeats the same old formula...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 1:30 PM
No advice is more confusing to writers than "write what you know." Taken to its solipsistic extremes, it would mean novelists could not write characters outside of their own gender, race, geography or professional background. While the works of Susan...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 12:02 PM
WASHINGTON -- Congressional reaction struck an unusually partisan tone Tuesday following Sen. Dianne Feinstein's contention that the CIA spied on Senate Intelligence Committee computers, a reminder that even typically common ground can become political...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 9:04 PM
WASHINGTON — A long-simmering dispute between the CIA and its Senate overseers erupted into public view Tuesday when the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee accused the agency of possible crimes and of attempting to intimidate committee...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:50 PM
Dianne Feinstein, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, says the Central Intelligence Agency breached the separation of powers by searching committee staffers' computers and then referring a potential security violation to the Justice...
| Mar 14, 2014
Re "CIA denies Senate spying claim," March 12
Anyone who fails to appreciate the supreme irony of Sen. Dianne Feinstein's (D-Calif.) righteous indignation over the CIA's alleged spying on and undermining of the Senate Intelligence Committee (of which...