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  • John McCain: Report release strengthens U.S. security, stature

    John McCain: Report release strengthens U.S. security, stature
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said a new Senate report detailing abuses in the CIA's post-9/11 interrogation practices would strengthen America's security and its standing in the world, breaking with others in his party who warned that its release put the U....
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein: CIA abuses 'a stain on our values'

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein: CIA abuses 'a stain on our values'
    Saying that the CIA engaged in activities that were "a stain on our values and our history," Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) defended the release of an Intelligence Committee report exposing abuses of its interrogation program as an essential step to...
  • Will history or the law judge CIA's interrogations as illegal torture?

    WASHINGTON The Senate Intelligence Committee's report on harsh treatment of detainees prompted renewed calls for legal action against CIA officers, but the Obama administration on Tuesday questioned the need for criminal prosecution. No prosecutions...
  • Dianne Feinstein leaving intelligence job amid clash on tactics report

    Dianne Feinstein leaving intelligence job amid clash on tactics report
    As head of the Senate Intelligence Committee since 2009, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has spent hundreds of hours in secret briefings and seen thousands of pictures from battlefields in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. She keeps two images with her. One shows a little...
  • House passes GOP California drought bill, but Senate approval unlikely

    WASHINGTON Legislation addressing California's drought reached an inconclusive high-water mark Tuesday, passing the House on a largely party line vote before trickling off to a bleak fate in the Senate. While the Republican-controlled House approved...
  • CIA brutalized terror suspects for little intelligence gain, Senate panel finds

    WASHINGTON The CIA's use of torture failed to gain any intelligence on imminent terrorist threats, didn't lead to any high-level terrorists including Osama bin Laden produced fabricated information and was far more brutal than the agency portrayed to...
  • Congress expresses little appetite for policy change, new legislation in wake of CIA report

    WASHINGTON The Senate Intelligence Committee's report Tuesday on the CIA's use of torture is unlikely to trigger major policy changes or even official introspection, but it ignited a new uncivil war of words between Republicans and Democrats in Congress...
  • 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...
  • Senate Intelligence Committee: CIA's interrogations vicious, ineffective

    WASHINGTON The CIA held at least 119 people in secret overseas prisons some of whom were innocent and subjected many to gruesome interrogations that didn't lead to any high-level terrorists including Osama bin Laden and were more vicious than the agency...
  • Torture remains a political football

    Torture remains a political football
    The catalog of horrors contained in Tuesday's report from the Senate Intelligence Committee ought to settle one argument for good: Yes, the CIA did use torture on suspected terrorists in its secret detention program a decade ago. Not convinced...
  • House-passed drought bill likely to sink in the Senate

    WASHINGTON House Republicans who have scrambled all year to complete a California water bill throw a Hail Mary pass Tuesday, with legislation that ha s drawn a presidential veto threat and resistance from the state's two senators. Hatched without full-...