| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Liberals sure love Pope Francis, and now they’re faulting House Republicans for not seconding their emotion. The GOP is providing only minimal support for a congressional resolution congratulating the pope on his election and offering a litany of...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Democratic lawmakers left for their summer recess this weekend worried about the midterm elections and despondent over President Barack Obama.
Congressional Republicans were torn asunder by internecine warfare, but there also was palpable anxiety among...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:55 PM
A long-awaited Senate report on the CIA's harsh interrogation of prisoners during the Bush administration will wait a while longer. The Senate and the White House can't agree on what to release to the public.
Last week, after months of review, the White...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:30 PM
More than a year and a half ago, the Senate Intelligence Committee approved a voluminous report on the CIA's detention and interrogation of suspected terrorists after 9/11. Those who have read the report say it concludes that the agency used brutal and...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 4:18 PM
The success of an early warning system during Sunday's 6.0 magnitude Napa earthquake is generating more support for the fledgling network.
Scientists at UC Berkeley released a video showing the system sending an alert to their computers when the quake...
| Aug 7, 2014
A diplomat was once defined as someone whose job is to lie for his country. That's apparently what makes diplomats different from intelligence officers, whose function is to lie to their country.
How else can you explain why CIA Director John Brennan...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Sheryl Sandberg was born bossy.
As a child she commanded her younger brother and sister to follow her around, listen to her monologues, then scream “Right!” when she was finished. For the neighborhood children, she created shows that she...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:11 PM
WASHINGTON — The deadly 2012 assault on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, was caused by the failure of the State Department to adequately protect the facility and poor intelligence-gathering by the CIA and other agencies, according to...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 7:51 PM
SACRAMENTO — Obama administration policies stimulating an expansion of tribal gambling have touched off new battles over proposed tribal casinos in California and elsewhere.
Since President Barack Obama took office, the Department of the...
| Jan 9, 2014
It has been more than a year since the Senate Intelligence Committee approved a voluminous report on the detention and interrogation practices of the George W. Bush administration. But the 6,000-page document remains under wraps, even as defenders of...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:41 PM
SACRAMENTO—You might think that testing robotic aircraft for future civilian use would be a quintessential California enterprise. But not if you're a U.S. senator from the state. The governor's not exactly a cheerleader for the idea, either....