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  • When the big news isn't news

    Last week the papers were overflowing with stories about a Senate committee's report on the Central Intelligence Agency's use of torture to extract information from terrorists -- known or just suspected terrorists. Those stories were shortly followed...
  • Public's right to know no alternative to essential interrogation methods

    Public's right to know no alternative to essential interrogation methods
    Critics and defenders of the harsh interrogation methods applied to captured terrorists can argue forever over whether those methods were "torture." But any serious discussion of a serious issue — and surely terrorism qualifies as serious —...
  • John Yoo's tortured logic on torture

    To the editor: I am appalled that The Times provided a forum to John Yoo, who drafted the Bush administration memos that enabled torture. He is unrepentant in his defense of the torture memo that allowed the pain, degradation and humiliation of human...
  • Contenders face off in House race

    Contenders face off in House race
    Opponents for the local congressional election next week offered their views on issues facing the area and the nation, from bipartisanship to gun control. Both political parties are beholden to special interests and well-funded industry lobbyists, said...
  • Effort to reform rules on tribal recognition has communities concerned

    Effort to reform rules on tribal recognition has communities concerned
    To Napa Valley winemakers, the idea of a giant casino or big-box store sprouting up amid their carefully manicured vineyards is almost too distressing to consider. But an effort now underway to reform federal rules governing recognition of Native...
  • Dianne Feinstein may ask Obama to bypass Congress to protect Mojave sites

    Dianne Feinstein may ask Obama to bypass Congress to protect Mojave sites
    U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein threatened Monday to ask President Obama to create two national monuments in the Mojave Desert, without approval of Congress, if lawmakers again fail to pass legislation protecting the land. Feinstein said Monday she wants...
  • Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein shouldn't run again, majority of voters say

    Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein shouldn't run again, majority of voters say
    Although U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein — two of California's most experienced political figures — remain popular, a majority of state voters say they should not run for reelection, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles...
  • U.S. takes precautionary measures ahead of torture report release

    U.S. takes precautionary measures ahead of torture report release
    The U.S. government has taken precautionary measures to shore up its facilities around the world before release of a congressional report criticizing CIA interrogation methods. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said there was a greater security risk to...
  • U.S. braces for release of long-delayed report on CIA torture

    U.S. braces for release of long-delayed report on CIA torture
    The most extensive review of U.S. intelligence-gathering tactics in generations is set to be made public Tuesday, reigniting a post-9/11 public debate over the use of torture to combat terrorism. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s much-...
  • Sen. Murphy Says Senate Intelligence Committee Report Detailing CIA Torture Shows Need for More Robust Oversight from Congress

    Sen. Murphy Says Senate Intelligence Committee Report Detailing CIA Torture Shows Need for More Robust Oversight from Congress
    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy released a statement Tuesday after the release of a new report detailing the brutal and stomach-churning interrogation methods used by the Central Intelligence Agency against terrorism suspects in the aftermath of the Sept. 11...
  • Obama says report shows CIA torture program at odds with U.S. values

    President Obama sought Tuesday to soften the impact of a new Senate committee report on the use of waterboarding and other brutal methods of interrogation in the U.S. response to terrorist attacks and threats, pledging publicly that he would try to make...