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  • Human rights groups urge criminal investigation into CIA torture

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama should appoint a special prosecutor to determine if former Bush administration and CIA officials broke the law by having suspected terrorists abducted and tortured in secret prisons by waterboarding and other brutal...
  • White House hires former Keystone lobbyist as Senate liaison

    The Obama administration's new point person on White House-Senate relations previously worked as a lobbyist to promote the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics. Marty Paone, formerly a...
  • Seattle man, not interrogated detainees, helped Brits find man in London terror plots

    James Ujaama, a Seattle man who pleaded guilty in 2003 to aiding the Taliban, helped British law-enforcement authorities track down a man involved in London terrorism plots, according to a U.S. Senate report that discloses new details about Ujaama's...
  • Obama picks Sally Yates for No. 2 spot at Justice Department

    U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Monday that he intends to nominate Sally Yates, a federal prosecutor for the Northern District of Georgia, to fill the second-highest ranking position at the Justice Department. Yates, 54, has a record of...
  • Sen. Roberts returns from Iraq newly confident in U.S. mission: 'This strategy is working'

    WASHINGTON Republican Sen. Pat Roberts returned Monday from a clandestine trip to Iraq to visit Kansas soldiers, bringing with him a new-found support for a U.S. military mission that he previously criticized for being "much too vague" and dependent on...
  • Republicans weigh big changes at U.S. budget referee agency

    When Republicans take full control of Congress on Jan. 6, they will face decisions on major changes at the Congressional Budget Office, including possibly naming a new head and changing the rules used to assess the cost of legislation. Conservative...
  • Obama ends year with reminders that he's still not irrelevant

    Obama ends year with reminders that he's still not irrelevant
    Before jetting off to Hawaii for his annual holiday break, President Obama stood before reporters to pat himself on the back on Friday. He's proud of his accomplishments this year, he said. He's shown America solves problems. "And now I'm going to go on...
  • Edith Prague Battles Over Pension

    Edith Prague Battles Over Pension
    HARTFORD — An 89-year-old retired state employee has been fighting the state bureaucracy for more than six months in a pitched battle over her pension benefits. The woman's daughter says it took 21 telephone calls on a single day to get answers...
  • Rubio's machine is tops in raising money, but not in sharing it

    WASHINGTON For Marco Rubio and his leadership political action committee, a lot of money comes in. But when it comes to supporting his fellow candidates, not a lot goes out. Rubio, a Republican senator from West Miami, Fla., and a potential...
  • After Ottawa attack, a renewed focus on statehouse security

    WASHINGTON Security at statehouses is as varied as the legislatures housed within them. Some capitols have metal detectors and screen visitors. Others offer open access, and some allow people with permits to carry their firearms inside the building....
  • Exclusive: Southwest's oil swap trade waiver raises CFTC questions

    Last month's move by the U.S. commodities regulator to let Southwest Airlines Co keep its multibillion-dollar oil trades secret for 15 days offered the world's biggest low-cost carrier a break it has been seeking for three years. However, the decision to...