| 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 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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:15 PM
The CIA acknowledged Thursday that its employees had secretly searched Senate computer files related to an investigation of the agency’s Bush-era harsh interrogation program, apologized to key senators and abandoned its previous insistence that it...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:19 PM
In startlingly blunt phrasing, President Obama on Friday acknowledged the CIA’s use of brutal interrogation tactics in the years after the Sept. 11 attack, even as he defended the agency’s top spy, who is a veteran of the era.
| Jul 15, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Efforts to put in place an earthquake warning system for the West Coast gained ground Tuesday as a congressional committee recommended the first federal funds -- $5 million -- specifically for the project.
Its prospects remain shaky, however....
| Jul 17, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Shocked by the apparent shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine, lawmakers said Thursday they were ready to toughen U.S. sanctions against Russia if evidence shows their intervention in the conflict played a role in the...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:27 PM
A California bank has agreed to pay $4 million to settle lawsuits arising from the embezzlement of political funds by prominent Democratic campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee, attorneys said Thursday.
First California Bank agreed to pay the politicians...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 3:00 PM
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| Jul 19, 2014
| 2:36 AM
UPDATED: Secretary of State John Kerry will be a guest on five Sunday morning programs. Here's the guest list:
ABC's "This Week" welcomes Kerry, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. Other...