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  • Since its founding, the CIA rarely has met a secret it doesn't like

    WASHINGTON The CIA's current fight to keep secret the details of its terror suspect interrogations echoes its long history of keeping the public in the dark, sometimes for decades. This latest skirmish pits the spy agency against the Senate...
  • In Senate-CIA fight on interrogation report, another controversy

    WASHINGTON The background of a key negotiator in the battle over a Senate report on the CIA's use of interrogation techniques widely denounced as torture has sparked concerns about the Obama administration's objectivity in handling the study's public...
  • Time running out for California water bill

    WASHINGTON Secret negotiations over a California water bill are nearing a make-or-break moment, after a long, dry summer that has tested some political alliances. The state's Democratic senators are struggling to balance sympathy for Central Valley...
  • Lawmakers have competing ideas about expanding Yosemite

    WASHINGTON Two veteran California lawmakers are at loggerheads over how to expand Yosemite National Park. A House Republican and House Democrat now have competing bills folding nearly 1,600 acres in Mariposa County into the park's boundaries. They...
  • California quake warning system delayed by lack of funding

    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A system to provide early warnings of earthquakes such as the one which shook California's wine country this week is planned and ready to go, but two years after the scientific work finished, the funding is still being...
  • Gov. Brown says drought concerns helped build support for water bond

     An annual environmental summit at Lake Tahoe on Tuesday gave Gov. Jerry Brown an opportunity for a victory lap on the new plan for a California water bond, which was approved by the Legislature last week. "It's pretty extraordinary," he said while...
  • Mark Purdy: A's move to San Jose not drawing support from judges

    SAN FRANCISCO Joe Cotchett, the attorney representing San Jose, saved his best pitch for last. Standing at the courtroom podium, he waved a baseball autographed by Joe DiMaggio and an infielder's glove toward the bench. "What this really is about,"...
  • Release CIA report: Their Take

    Release CIA report 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...
  • Confronting ISIS -- 'It takes an army to defeat an army'

    When liberal Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and the conservative former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich agree on something, attention should be paid. Feinstein, who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, said last Friday that the U.S. must confront...
  • The untransparent CIA

    The untransparent CIA
    — If the CIA spends half as much energy finding terrorists as it has spent fighting Congress, we should feel very safe. The spooks, taking a break from the mundane work of protecting the nation, have lately been turning their spycraft against...
  • The intelligence community keeps lying

     The intelligence community keeps lying
    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...