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President Barack Obama has taken a lot of heat over America's targeting of terrorists overseas with lethal drone strikes. Critics argue that the secret CIA-run program provokes political backlash in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, outweighing the value of...
Tags: Justice System, Pakistan, Al-Qaeda, U.S. Congress, Barack Obama
Call Washington BureauDisputes over the government's sugar program break down regionally rather than politically. It pits lawmakers from states like Pennsylvania where candy making is big business against those from states where sugar is grown. Helping to lead the candy...
The hunger strike by inmates protesting conditions at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba is forcing the Obama administration to revisit its policy of indefinite detention without trial for terrorist suspects. It's about time. As Mr. Obama noted...
Tags: Human Rights, Al-Qaeda, U.S. Congress, Politics, Prisons
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Mike Rogers has pulled off a rare feat in a bitterly divided Congress — a working, productive relationship with Democrats in overseeing the nation's 16 spy agencies. The question now is whether the...
The chief drawback of a law as complex as the Affordable Care Act, the health insurance reform measure passed in 2010, is that it provides self-interested opponents a multitude of places to stick a wedge in and hammer away. But you'd be hard-pressed...
Sharon Overholser knows what she would do with the 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally. "Ship them back," she said Tuesday morning at a rally in front of Sen. Dianne Feinstein's Sawtelle office. About 15 fellow demonstrators held signs...
Tags: Migration, U.S. Congress, Politics, Michael Jackson, Immigration
WASHINGTON — Senators pushed forward Monday with changes to a sweeping immigration overhaul over the objections of a union of immigration officers that announced its opposition to the bill. The legislation, written by a bipartisan group of...
WASHINGTON – Senators are pushing forward on changes to a sweeping immigration overhaul, preparing to vote the bill out of the Judiciary Committee before Congress adjourns for the Memorial Day recess. The bill largely has withstood the assaults of...
Reuters(Jack Shafer is a Reuters columnist but his opinions are his own.) By Jack Shafer May 24 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has declared war on the press, say writers at Slate, the Daily Beast, Reason, the Washington Post (Jennifer Rubin, Dana Milbank...
ReutersBy Douwe Miedema WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) - Large energy companies look set to slip through the maze of new rules for derivatives trading, a group of U.S. senators said, urging regulators to tighten oversight to cover all the market. As of this...
A 100-day-old hunger strike at the Guantanamo Bay prison for suspected terrorists has agitated international human rights advocates anew, prompting fresh calls worldwide for closure of the detention center that President Obama vowed to shutter more than...
Tags: Human Rights, European Parliament, Islam, Prisons, Terrorism
WASHINGTON – Concerned that border surveillance drones might fly over much of Southern California, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) successfully amended the proposed Senate immigration overhaul bill Tuesday to limit such flights to within three...
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