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  • House, in overtime session, passes border legislation, 223-189

    1 August 2014, 9:16 pm

    House Republicans went overtime Friday, expending an enormous amount of political energy to try to reach consensus on a border-crisis measure that is almost certain never to become law.
  • Obama: 'We tortured some folks'

    1 August 2014, 5:19 pm

    In startlingly blunt phrasing, President Obama on Friday acknowledged the CIA’s use of brutal interrogation tactics in the years after the Sept. 11 attack, even as he defended the agency’s top spy, who is a veteran of the era.
  • Obama: House GOP border plan is 'extreme' and 'going nowhere'

    1 August 2014, 3:54 pm

    President Obama blasted House Republicans for focusing on "extreme" and "partisan message bills," rather than solving problems, highlighting how little lawmakers have accomplished before leaving town for a summer recess. 
  • Kevin McCarthy tested as he begins tenure as House majority leader

    1 August 2014, 6:00 am

    Rep. Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield faced an immediate test as his ascension to House majority leader became official Thursday, as he and other Republican leaders struggled to build support for their bill to provide emergency funds for the immigration crisis on…
  • Eric Cantor set to resign from Congress in August, he says

    1 August 2014, 1:40 am

    Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced Thursday he intends to resign from Congress in August following his surprising defeat in the June primary.
  • Sen. Ted Cruz rallies GOP against border bill; House delays vacation

    31 July 2014, 9:07 pm

    On a day that was supposed to signal new leadership in the House, Speaker John A. Boehner was plagued with the same old GOP infighting Thursday when he was forced to abruptly cancel a vote to approve $659 million in emergency funding for the border crisis…
  • CIA apologizes, admits it improperly searched Senate computers

    31 July 2014, 7:15 pm

    The CIA acknowledged Thursday that its employees had secretly searched Senate computer files related to an investigation of the agency’s Bush-era harsh interrogation program, apologized to key senators and abandoned its previous insistence that it had done…
  • First a portrait, now a book: George W. Bush takes 41 as his subject

    31 July 2014, 4:27 pm

    It turns out that George W. Bush hasn’t been spending all of his post-White House time at his easel, painting portraits of foreign leaders and former pets.
  • State Department: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics

    31 July 2014, 4:00 am

    The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading…
  • In campaign mode, Obama slams Republicans for 'hating all the time'

    30 July 2014, 1:41 pm

    Having apparently given up on charm, golf and persuasion, President Obama on Wednesday went for taunting sarcasm in his long-fruitless attempt to persuade Republicans to work with him.

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