| Dec 9, 2014
| 3:50 PM
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...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Garry Trudeau says that if Republicans take back the Senate on Tuesday, it "would probably be good" for "Alpha House," the Amazon series he created about four GOP senators who share a Capitol Hill home.
"It would be a nice plot point for us," he says...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Twenty minutes before "All in the Family" was to debut on the East Coast, Norman Lear was threatening to walk out in protest over CBS censors' threats to remove one line from the show. On the latest episode of Variety's "PopPolitics," airing Thursdays...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:24 AM
Can political partisans work together in a "Survivor"-style show?
That's the question asked by "Rival Survival," which forces Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., to work together on an uninhabited, isolated island for six days...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Political gridlock has spilled over into reality television, as Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona (a Republican) and Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico (a Democrat) announced on Thursday that they are the stars of a new Discovery reality show in which they...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 4:15 AM
The fight for the Connecticut governorship between Republican Tom Foley and incumbent Democrat Dannel P. Malloy has generated significant national attention and, behind the curtain, attracted seasoned political operatives to both campaigns.
| Jan 30, 2014
| 8:53 AM
WASHINGTON — Democrats on the Senate intelligence committee clashed Wednesday with CIA Director John Brennan over his response to a classified committee report on CIA interrogations a decade ago that included water-boarding.
At a hearing to...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 7:49 PM
Workers at a New Mexico nuclear waste storage facility that suffered an underground fire and radiation leak last month lack adequate safety training, oversight or a proper response plan for emergencies, a federal investigation has found.
In a report...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 3:00 AM
We must review and reform the National Security Agency (NSA), but we cannot reject the mission of the NSA, nor the men and women who work there.
The barrage of illegal revelations about the NSA by Edward Snowden have damaged our national security. They'...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:45 PM
President Obama proposed new safeguards for the government's vast surveillance of communications in the U.S. and abroad, adding additional judicial review and disclosure requirements, but largely leaving in place programs that he said were needed to...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:44 AM
WASHINGTON -- Two senators introduced legislation Wednesday to outlaw tax deductions by companies for penalties paid as part of government settlements, responding to concerns that JPMorgan Chase & Co. could end up with a huge write-off if it settles civil...