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  1. April 11, 2014

    White House pressed to release report into CIA torture programme

    The White House is facing intense pressure to release a secret congressional report into the CIA’s torture programme after a...

  2. March 14, 2014

    Dianne Feinstein: Steely inquisitor who calmly skewered the spies

    For more than three years, beginning in 2009, staff members of the US Senate intelligence committee spent their days combing...

  1. March 12, 2014

    CIA row reopens ‘war on terror’ wounds

    A fortnight before he took office in 2009, Barack Obama indicated that he did not plan to prosecute officials at the Central...

  2. March 11, 2014

    Senator accuses CIA of interfering in torture inquiry

    The head of the Senate intelligence committee claimed on Tuesday that the Central Intelligence Agency may have violated the...

  3. December 3, 2013

    US senators warn on Huawei deal with South Korea

    A deal signed in South Korea by Huawei Technologies, the Chinese telecommunications giant, could undermine Washington’s...

  4. October 29, 2013

    Allies spy on US, say intelligence chiefs

    Sensing the Washington political tide shifting sharply against them, the embattled US intelligence leadership insisted on...

  5. October 28, 2013

    Obama considering end to US spying of allied leaders

    President Barack Obama is considering a ban on US spying of allied leaders as the senior lawmaker in charge of overseeing...

  6. September 17, 2013

    Navy Yard killings revive arguments in US gun control debate

    As Washington police worked on Tuesday to establish the motivation of the former navy reservist who killed 12 people, the...

  7. August 1, 2013

    US spying comes under fresh attack

    The Obama administration’s electronic surveillance came under fresh criticism on Wednesday from senior Democratic and...

  8. June 13, 2013

    US intelligence chief under scrutiny

    In March, James Clapper was asked at a Senate hearing if the US government collected information on millions of Americans....

  9. March 28, 2013

    Raw politics as usual over gun control

    There will probably be some form of gun control law passed by Congress some time this year, but it will not amount to much,...

  10. March 6, 2013

    CIA nomination clears major hurdle

    John Brennan’s nomination as Central Intelligence Agency director was approved by a Senate committee on Tuesday after the...

  11. January 31, 2013

    Gun makers’ margins caught in crosshairs

    Advocates of US gun control have set their sights on some of the firearms industry’s most profitable products, leaving gun...

  12. January 1, 2013

    Differences remain over US budget talks

    Just a few minutes into the new year, a weary Harry Reid rested his hand on a security guard’s shoulder to thread his way...

  13. December 28, 2012

    Extension of US surveillance act approved

    The Senate on Friday approved a bill reauthorising US intelligence authorities to spy on suspected terrorists abroad without...

  14. December 16, 2012

    ‘These tragedies must end,’ says Obama

    President Barack Obama on Sunday night said America would have to “change” in order to protect its children, combining a...

  15. July 24, 2012

    Romney calls for bin Laden leak probe

    Republican challenger Mitt Romney has accused the Obama administration of leaking information for political gain about the...

  16. June 19, 2012

    Strained SEC holds up swaps rules

    New rules intended to regulate the $648tn swaps market are being delayed by the US Securities and Exchange Commission over...

  17. June 8, 2012

    Obama denies White House role in leaks

    President Barack Obama said it was “offensive” to suggest the White House was behind a series of leaks about drone strikes...

  18. February 14, 2012

    Senators urged on cyber security bill

    Companies running computer networks essential to US economic and national security would be required to better defend their...

  19. May 24, 2011

    Senators back US operations in Libya

    A group of prominent senators has sought to rally support on Capitol Hill for the US military involvement in Libya, several...

  20. May 5, 2011

    Ethanol backers offer subsidy cuts

    Two of the most prominent ethanol supporters in Congress introduced legislation that would preserve – but sharply reduce –...

  21. March 27, 2011

    Pioneering force for feminism in US politics

    Vice-presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro, right, with presidential candidate Walter Mondale at the 1984 Democratic...

  22. June 5, 2010

    Obama set to name Clapper as intelligence chief

    President Barack Obama is to brave Congressional opposition and nominate a retired general to coordinate the US’s 16-agency,...

  23. April 8, 2010

    Film industry seeks to block movie exchanges

    Plans to launch Hollywood’s first movie futures exchanges may be derailed after a growing coalition of film studios,...

  24. December 31, 2009

    Halt release of detainees, say senators

    The Christmas day terrorism plot has complicated plans by Barack Obama, US president, to shut the Guantánamo Bay prison...

  25. December 30, 2009

    Senators demand halt on Guantánamo releases

    The alleged Christmas day terrorism plot has complicated plans by Barack Obama, US president, to shut the Guantánamo Bay...

  26. August 20, 2009

    CIA hired Blackwater for killings, claims report

    The US Central Intelligence Agency outsourced part of a secret programme to track and assassinate al-Qaeda leaders to...

  27. August 7, 2009

    Cash for clunkers programme set for $2bn boost

    The US "cash for clunkers" programme, which pushed July car sales higher after a record-breaking slump, was yesterday on...

  28. August 5, 2009

    Senate rethinks stance on 'cash for clunkers'

    The US Senate looks likely to push through a $2bn extension of the "cash for clunkers" car subsidy programme before it...

  29. August 4, 2009

    Senate rethinks ‘cash for clunkers’ stance

    The US Senate looks likely to push through a $2bn extension of the “cash for clunkers” car subsidy programme before it...

  30. July 18, 2009

    Democrats divided over 'war on terror' legacy

    Six months after Barack Obama and the Democrats took over Washington, the party is still struggling to decide what to do...

  31. July 18, 2009

    Democrats split over 'war on terror' legacy from Bush era

    Six months after Barack Obama and the Democrats took over Washington, the party is still struggling to decide what to do...

  32. July 18, 2009

    Democrats divided over 'war on terror' legacy from the Bush era

    Six months after Barack Obama and the Democrats took over Washington, the party is still struggling to decide what to do...

  33. July 13, 2009

    Cheney comes under fire over secret terror project

    Democratic senators yesterday called for an investigation into reports that Dick Cheney, the former vicepresident,...

  34. July 12, 2009

    Cheney under fire on secret terror project

    Democratic senators on Sunday called for an investigation into reports that Dick Cheney, the former vice-president,...

  35. February 25, 2009

    CF TC nominee vows to fight futures speculation

    Barack Obama's chosen leader of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has vowed to crack down on the kind of speculation...

  36. February 25, 2009

    Gensler vows to crack down on speculation

    President Barack Obama's choice for leader of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has vowed to crack down on the kind...

  37. February 24, 2009

    CFTC nominee promises futures reform

    Barack Obama’s choice to lead the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has vowed to tackle the kind of speculation that many...

  38. September 25, 2008

    Democrats face hurdles on banning new oil rigs

    A long-standing congressional ban on new offshore oil drilling will expire next week, with Democratic leaders in the US...

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