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  • GOP, Obama stop liberal revolt, push through budget to avert shutdown

    WASHINGTON Overcoming strong objections from liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans, the House of Representatives passed a $1.1 trillion spending package late Thursday, funding most of the federal government through September with hours to spare...
  • In spending-bill battle, Obama and banks prevail over Pelosi, Warren

    So much for the new populism. Prodded by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a freshman Democrat from Massachusetts who's been a sharp critic of Wall Street, House Democrats tried to derail the White House-supported omnibus spending bill this week because it would...
  • Fred Kaplan: George W. Bush knew

    Fred Kaplan: George W. Bush knew
    Of all the shocks and revelations in the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA torture, one seems very strange and unlikely: that the agency misinformed the White House and didn't even brief President George W. Bush about its controversial program...
  • CIA director challenges Senate report, says its 'unknowable' if torture effective

    CIA director challenges Senate report, says its 'unknowable' if torture effective
    CIA Director John Brennan said on Thursday some agency officers used "abhorrent" methods on detainees captured following the Sept. 11 attacks and said it was "unknowable" whether harsh interrogation techniques yielded useful intelligence. With his agency...
  • CIA chief Brennan concedes no proof brutal methods led to key intelligence

    LANGLEY, Va. During an extraordinary televised news conference Thursday, CIA Director John Brennan conceded that detainees underwent "abhorrent" interrogation methods and retreated from previous assertions that the techniques played a direct role in...
  • CIA, Senate Democrats feud over torture report for a second day

    WASHINGTON The battle between the CIA and Senate Intelligence Committee Democrats raged at full force Wednesday, one day after the release of a damning report on the spy agency's post-9/11 interrogation program. Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif....
  • A royal watcher's delight: Prince William drops into D.C.

    WASHINGTON Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, started off his first trip to Washington on Monday with a common touch: He boarded a commercial shuttle that flies hourly between New York and the nation's capital. Of course, he was immediately spotted...
  • Obama to announce $1B in new grants to states for preschool

    Obama to announce $1B in new grants to states for preschool
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce more than $1 billion in public and private investments in preschool programs, a small step toward the kind of infusion the White House says is needed. Fewer than a third of the country's 4-year-olds...
  • Senate report says CIA torture methods yielded no useful intelligence

    The CIA's brutal interrogations of terrorism suspects from 2002 to 2008 led to false confessions and fabricated information, produced no useful intelligence about imminent terrorist attacks and were so badly run that the CIA lost track of captives,...
  • Prince William, wife Kate meet 'King James'

    Prince William, wife Kate meet 'King James'
    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as they have been officially known since their 2011 wedding, were on hand at the Barclays Center to see the Cleveland Cavaliers play the Brooklyn Nets. The royal couple posed for photos ahead of their first NBA game on...
  • 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...