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1 hr ago | Washington Post

CIA director under fire from lawmakers after agency's search of Senate computers

CIA Director John Brennan is regarded by many inside the agency as the most detail-oriented spy chief in a generation, an executive who maintains such tight control of departments and decisions that some subordinates grumble at his reluctance to delegate.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Liberal Political News

5 hrs ago | Channel3000

Obama: U.S. tortured after 9/11 attacks

President Barack Obama acknowledged Friday that the United States "crossed a line" and tortured al Qaeda detainees after the 9/11 terror attacks.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Terrorism, US Senate, Democrat

8 hrs ago | The Nation

With Confirmation of CIA Spying on Senate, It Is Time for Serious Oversight

With due respect to congressional Republicans who want to hold President Obama to account for supposedly exceeding his executive authority, and to congressional Democrats who want to hold House Republicans to account for failing to live up to their legislative responsibilities, members of both parties should be focusing now on the question of how ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Saxby Chambliss, Patrick Leahy, Senator Angus King, Maine

12 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

D.C. Democrats take another stab at water relief

Breaking news and insight from Bee reporters on the central San Joaquin Valley's lawmakers, movers and shakers.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Grace Napolitano, Democrat, Barbara Boxer, US Senate, California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

16 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Inquiry Shows CIA Spied On Senate Panel That Was Investigating The Agency

CIA director John Brennan apologized to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who had accused the CIA of spying on her committee's computers.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

20 hrs ago | Roll Call

Reid: CIA Snooping on the Senate 'Appalling'

Majority Leader Harry Reid called the CIA's snooping on computers used by Intelligence Committee staff "appalling and deeply threatening to our system of checks and balances" and is demanding changes.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Martin Heinrich, Senator Martin Heinrich

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

The Buzz: Dianne Feinstein continues push against Internet poker

CalPERS board member Priya Mathur has lost a fight over whether her challenger, Leyne Milstein, made a misleading statement when he said "recent CalPERS board decisions" resulted in "what could easily be 55% increases or greater in pension costs for more than 400 participating local agencies over the next six years..." Mathur protested that the ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Games, Poker, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Republican, Lindsey Graham

The Fresno Bee

Dan Walters: The dog days of summer bring us speculative scenarios

They called the period, from the first week of July to the second week of August, dies caniculares because a particularly bright star, dubbed the "dog star," became invisible during midsummer and, they believed, made the sun even hotter than usual.

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Related Topix: August, CA, Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Mother Jones

Should Obama Fire His CIA Chief for Misleading the Public About the Senate Spying Scandal?

On March 11, Sen. Dianne Feinstein , the chairwoman of the Senate intelligence committee, strode on to the Senate floor and made a shocking charge : the CIA had spied on committee investigators who were examining the CIA's past use of harsh interrogation techniques .

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

ABC News

Who Wore It Best? Senate Seersucker Thursday Is Back

After a two year hiatus, the tradition of Seersucker Thursday returned to the Senate today with lawmakers donning their finest seersucker suits.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Roger Wicker, Roger Wicker, Republican, US House of Representatives, Barbara Boxer, Trent Lott, Johnny Isakson

SFGate

Leland Yee pleads not guilty in corruption case

Yee entered his plea in U.S. District Court in San Francisco to a new federal grand jury indictment issued last week that added to charges originally lodged by the same panel in April against Yee, alleged Chinatown gang leader Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow and 27 others.

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Related Topix: Chinatown (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

McClatchy

CIA improperly accessed Senate computers, agency finds

Findings of the investigation by the CIA Inspector General’s Office “include a judgment that some CIA employees acted in a manner inconsistent with the common understanding reached between SSCI and the CIA in 2009,” CIA spokesman Dean Boyd said in a statement.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Saxby Chambliss, Evan Bayh, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Daily Kos

Midday open thread: NSA domestic spying costs us more than personal privacy, no hope from El NiAħo

There is no doubt the integrity of our communications and the privacy of our online activities have been the biggest casualty of the NSA's unfettered surveillance of our digital lives.

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Related Topix: Privacy, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, US Federal Bureau of Investigation

Common Dreams

Jeremy Scahill: White House Censoring What US Public Can Know About Torture Program

In response to news that the very same Central Intelligence Agency officials involved with the CIA torture program are being allowed access to the still classified U.S. Senate torture report, journalist Jeremy Scahill said Tuesday that "the White House, at the highest levels, is basically going through and editing what the American people can and ... (more)

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

CNN

Tensions prompt Cold War fears

Deadly violence, ongoing tensions and the deliberate downing of a passenger airplane .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Michael McCaul, Republican, US House of Representatives, Air Accidents

SanLuisObispo.com

Feinstein pushes against internet gambling

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein continued her push against expanding gambling in California, writing a letter Wednesday urging Attorney General Eric Holder to support a bill to ban internet gambling.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Games, Poker

Roll Call

HOH: Seersucker Thursday: Ladies' Fashion Do's and Don'ts

After two years, Seersucker Thursday finally returns to the Senate. Back in June, when the House side hosted its own seersucker celebration, HOH ran an item Seersucker Day: Trent Lott's Fashion Do's and Don'ts .

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito

Switched

For At Least A Few Hours, California Has Its First Gay Governor

California has never elected a woman or LGBT individual as governor. But on Wednesday, one state politician will make history on both counts -- albeit for only a few hours.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, California, California Government, Gay/Lesbian, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Gavin Newsom

Politico

Drought relief talks heat up -- Court sides with COOL, again -- NCBA: House bill would rein in ESA

DROUGHT RELIEF TALKS HEAT UP: "Senate and House staff are working furiously to reach compromises on two bills that take widely different approaches to address the drought crippling farmers and ranchers in California and other western states," Pro Agriculture's Bill Tomson reports.

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Related Topix: Cool, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, US News, US Senate, Representative Jeff Denham, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Agriculture, Science

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Switched

Senate CIA 'Torture' Report Summary To Be Declassified

The White House in the next few days is expected to declassify the long-awaited summary of a U.S. Senate committee study of a CIA program that used "enhanced interrogations" and secret prisons to extract information from captured militants, several officials familiar with the matter said.

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