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3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Some in a torturea report denied chance to read it

About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure room in suburban Washington after signing a secrecy agreement.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, Terrorism, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

7 hrs ago | East Bay Express

Re: Oakland to Feds: Stop Pot Raids; Feinstein: Keep Raiding

The Oakland City Council threw its support behind efforts to end the three year-long federal medical marijuana crackdown in California.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Marijuana, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, US House of Representatives, Dana Rohrabacher

21 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Viewpoints: Money can't buy love in politics

Norton Simon is more than a museum in Pasadena. The late millionaire and philanthropist for whom the museum is named once was a California political candidate, spending freely of his own fortune to win a seat in the U.S. Senate.

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Related Topix: Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Pasadena, CA, California, California Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Jerry Brown, avoiding immigration debate, heads to Mexico

California First Lady Anne Gust Brown and Gov. Jerry Brown speak with Jose Antonio Meade Kuribrena, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, during a luncheon at The California Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Jerry Brown, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, California, Commerce, CA

Holtville Tribune

President Signs Boxer Legislation Honoring Nation's Top Military Aviators

President Obama today signed the Distinguished Flying Cross National Memorial Act, legislation sponsored by Senator Barbara Boxer that designates the Distinguished Flying Cross Memorial at the March Field Air Museum in Riverside, California, as a national memorial to recognize members of our Armed Forces who have distinguished themselves by heroism ... (more)

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Related Topix: Barbara Boxer, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Ken Calvert, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Mark Takano, Riverside (Riverside, CA)

San Mateo Daily Journal

Opportunities

One never knows when an opportunity will present itself. Sometimes it falls in one's lap, other times, it takes scratching and clawing so that "luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity" holds true.

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Related Topix: San Mateo County, CA, US Politics, Nancy Pelosi, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Barbara Boxer, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Opinion

The Hill

Ethnic political hacks snub their own

Some years ago, Hispanic Republican state legislators reached a high water mark of five members in the California State Assembly .

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, California, California Government, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Life, Veteran Affairs

SFGate

New racketeering charges for Yee

Suspended California state Sen. Leland Yee and attorney James Lassart leave the Phillip Burton Federal Building and United States Courthouse after Yee's arraignment on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in San Francisco, Calif.

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

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Russia Taday

Congress alarmed by possible CIA access to confidential whistleblower emails

The CIA obtained a legally protected, confidential email between whistleblower officials and Congress this spring, raising questions over whether the agency illegally has access to other communications regarding whistleblowers, McClatchy reported.

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Related Topix: US News, Law, Employment / Labor Law, US Politics, Mark Udall, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall, Republican, Chuck Grassley

Tri-cityherald.com

Former CIA officials can't see 'torture' report

Some of them were furious, while Democratic Senate aides were angry that they were given the chance in the first place.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat

Sydney Morning Herald

Conflict with Putin looms

The physical conditions - recovering 298 bodies from the MH17 crash site in a war zone - verge on the impossible.

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat

Switched

Counting Homeless Kids, the Right Way

Homeless kids count. And they need to be counted accurately. So I am encouraged that Senators Dianne Feinstein and Rob Portman introduced legislation yesterday [7/24] to fix a long-standing injustice in the way our nation counts homeless kids, that has kept about 900,000 children and families from federal assistance programs designed to help them.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, George Miller, US House of Representatives, Senator Rob Portman, Republican, Representative Steve Stivers, Ohio, Ohio Government

The Washington Post

What would Hillary Clinton do?

Hillary Clinton is never one to lead from the front. It was former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg who got on a plane to show solidarity with the Israelis and debunk the need for a flight ban.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, New York, NY, Getty Images, Rick Perry, US Governors

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Is Obama Psychologically Detached from Reality?

Has President Barack Obama detached himself from the painful realities his inept Presidency created and withdrawn into the comfort zone of his admirers? Obama's popularity is down in all areas in the United States, with many of Obama's historic supporters telling him to change his course of action.

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

Crooks and Liars

Rudy Giuliani Still Pretending He Didn't Completely Botch The Response To 9-11

Former NY Mayor Rudy Giuliani seems to have a selective memory problem with hit comes to his "leadership" back on 9/11.

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

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Patch.com

Rep. Huffman Fighting New Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing

Rep. Jared Huffman and other members of the California Congressional delegation are urging Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to prohibit any new offshore oil and gas lease sales in the California Outer Continental Shelf Planning Areas as her department develops the next schedule of potential offshore oil and gas lease sales.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Jared Huffman, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Barbara Boxer, US Senate, California, California Government

Daily Reporter

US weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras

The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday.

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

The Wall Street Journal

Meet the Guy Behind 'Draft Brian Schweitzer' PAC

So what would compel someone to launch a super PAC devoted to drafting a presidential candidate who was widely seen as torpedoing his potential bid with a single disastrous interview? "I'm a fan of Brian Schweitzer ," said Pat Perugino , who described himself as a 23-year-old Connecticut political consultant.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Brian Schweitzer, US News, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, Eric Cantor, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Senate, Democrat

VDARE

California Democratic Leaders: Still Palely After All These Years

Jerry Brown, California's 76-year-old governor, is running for reelection this year to a post he first won in 1974.

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Related Topix: US Politics, California, Nancy Pelosi, US News, California Government, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Barbara Boxer, US Senate, Jerry Brown, US Governors

The Hill

Open letter to Senate leadership: Mass surveillance is censorship

Dear Majority Leader Harry Reid ; Minority Leader Mitch McConnell , Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy and Ranking Member Charles Grassley ; and Select Committee on Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein and Ranking Member Saxby Chambliss ; As writers and artists, we join PEN American Center in urging Congress to act to end mass ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Democrat, Patrick Leahy, Saxby Chambliss

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