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  • Obama's proposal on NSA phone records draws support

    WASHINGTON — President Obama’s proposal to balance national security and privacy concerns by stopping the government from storing records of millions of phone calls from the U.S. — on condition the data remain accessible from the...
  • California wins out over Idaho in fight over 9th Circuit Court post

    WASHINGTON – California prevailed over Idaho on Monday in a long battle over the fate of a key judicial post, thanks largely to the Democrats' change last year to long-standing Senate filibuster rules. The Senate voted 56 to 43 to confirm John B....
  • The CIA's moral black hole [Editorial]

    The Senate Intelligence Committee voted today to declassify portions of its report on the CIA's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" to extract information from terrorist detainees, but portions of the work that have been leaked appear to confirm...
  • Senate seeks release of report criticizing CIA interrogations

    Senate seeks release of report criticizing CIA interrogations
    WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee voted 11-3 Thursday to ask President Obama to declassify key portions of a controversial report that its backers say disproves CIA claims that brutal interrogations of Al Qaeda captives helped thwart...
  • Obama taps L.A.'s top federal prosecutor for district court bench

    Obama taps L.A.'s top federal prosecutor for district court bench
    André Birotte Jr., the chief federal prosecutor in Los Angeles, has been nominated by President Obama to serve as a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the White House announced Thursday. Birotte, who has served as...
  • L.A.'s top federal prosecutor nominated to serve as U.S. district judge

    L.A.'s top federal prosecutor nominated to serve as U.S. district judge
    Andre Birotte Jr., the chief federal prosecutor in Los Angeles, has been nominated by President Obama to serve as a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the White House announced Thursday. Birotte, who has served as...
  • U.S. spy chief bans employees from talking to journalists

    WASHINGTON — A new policy bars employees of U.S. spy agencies from providing reporters with "intelligence information," even if it is unclassified, without first getting official permission. Employees who violate the directive, which was issued on...
  • Feinstein accuses CIA of spying on Senate panel as dispute escalates

    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...
  • CIA lawyer Robert Eatinger is no stranger to controversy

    WASHINGTON — This is not Robert Eatinger's first run through a full-blown CIA controversy. But it's his most public ordeal. For most of his career, few outside the world of espionage knew of Eatinger, 56, who has spent 22 years moving up the ranks...
  • Ruppersberger's change of heart on the NSA [Editorial]

    Ruppersberger's change of heart on the NSA  [Editorial]
    When it comes to the nation's intelligence gathering and the National Security Agency in particular, Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger is no softie. The Maryland congressman, whose district includes Ft. Meade and the NSA, called NSA leaker Edward Snowden...
  • Feinstein, framers take on CIA spying

    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...