| May 11, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Soon after a U.S. military drone killed about a dozen people on a remote road in central Yemen on Dec. 12, a disturbing narrative emerged.
Witnesses and tribal leaders said the four Hellfire missiles had hit a convoy headed to a wedding, and the...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:35 PM
In Congress, seniority still matters.
Although lawmakers can no longer earmark funds for home-state projects, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) has written into a massive water bill a measure that promises to bring more money to the ports of Los Angeles and...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 9:04 PM
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...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 5:04 PM
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...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 12:04 PM
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...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:50 PM
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...
| Mar 14, 2014
Re "CIA denies Senate spying claim," March 12
Anyone who fails to appreciate the supreme irony of Sen. Dianne Feinstein's (D-Calif.) righteous indignation over the CIA's alleged spying on and undermining of the Senate Intelligence Committee (of which...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:05 PM
At a recent reception in their honor, four of California's Democratic freshman House members posed for photos and beamed at well-wishers. But signs of the battles they face were hard to miss.
Asked by a fellow politician how his reelection campaign...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 3:15 PM
WASHINGTON - The Justice Department has not decided whether to formally investigate the conduct of CIA officers or Senate staffers in a high-profile dispute that has emerged from a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation of now-banned CIA...
| Mar 20, 2014
Some calming words from Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. may lower the political temperature of a confrontation between Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and the CIA. But Feinstein's allegation that the agency improperly searched Senate Intelligence Committee...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 4:04 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Ron Smith, a rare campaign strategist who worked both sides of the partisan aisle, managing races for some of California’s most prominent politicians in a decades-long career, has died. He was 71 and suffered a blood infection....