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  • CIA strikes back after the Senate torture report

    CIA strikes back after the Senate torture report
    There has been much gnashing of teeth over the Senate Intelligence Committee's report documenting use of "enhanced interrogation techniques," widely labeled as torture, that were approved in the George W. Bush presidency and then outlawed by successor...
  • Obama rescues Boehner with spending bill

    How often will President Barack Obama come to the rescue of House Speaker John Boehner even when Republican leaders aren't willing to give much in return? And does the president want to preside over a split in his party? These are among the questions...
  • How to get rid of lame ducks

    How to get rid of lame ducks
    All across America, zombies are filing into legislatures to pass laws, approve appointments and release reports. The living dead, reanimated and walking among us, are senators and representatives who were defeated in November or chose to retire....
  • Incoming Senate intelligence chief plans 'real time' scrutiny of CIA

    WASHINGTON Sen. Richard Burr says he plans a new approach to keeping close tabs on the nation's spy agencies when he becomes chairman of the Senate committee that's charged with making sure the intelligence community operates within the law. "We're going...
  • Former White Sox player becomes U.S. ambassador to New Zealand

    Former White Sox player becomes U.S. ambassador to New Zealand
    A former White Sox outfielder is on his way to the southwest Pacific. Mark Gilbert, who played in seven games for the Sox in 1985 and since has gone on to a successful career as a wealth manager, is headed to New Zealand as the first-ever fully...
  • American in North Korea denounces U.S., seeks Venezuela asylum: media

    A U.S. citizen who illegally entered North Korea delivered a lengthy denunciation of U.S. domestic and foreign policy on Sunday and said he was seeking political asylum in Venezuela, the North's official media said. The man identified himself as Arturo...
  • Author of interrogation memo says CIA maybe went too far

    As former Vice President Dick Cheney argued on Sunday that the CIA's aggressive interrogation of terrorism suspects did not amount to torture, the man who provided the legal rationale for the program said that in some cases it had perhaps gone too far....
  • Dec. 15 Letters: Hampton raises, tax loopholes, CIA report

    Pay raises for public servants As I read reports about our Hampton police officers pleading with City Council for well-deserved raises, I wonder how much longer the citizens of Hampton are going to tolerate the incompetence that is rampart downtown. It...
  • With hackers running rampant, why would we poke holes in data security?

    Hardly a week goes by without a new report of some massive data theft that has put financial information, trade secrets or government records into the hands of computer hackers. The best defense against these attacks is clear: strong data encryption...
  • Senate approves budget, averts shutdown

    WASHINGTON After a day of tense maneuvering and partisan finger-pointing, the Senate approved a sweeping $1.1 trillion bill late Saturday to fund most of the federal government through September 2015. By a 56 to 40 vote, senators passed the same budget...
  • Obama donor George Tsunis ends his nomination as Norway ambassador

    A tough year has come to a melancholy end for Obama mega-donor George J. Tsunis. Nominated last December to be U.S. ambassador to Norway, the Long Island hotelier fumbled questions about the country at his confirmation hearing in January. Indignant...