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    1. July 8, 2015

      FBI warns it cannot crack Isis encryption

      The FBI’s tools to fight terrorism were becoming ineffective in the face of increasingly sophisticated encryption by...

    2. April 5, 2015

      Obama defends ‘once in a lifetime’ Iranian nuclear deal

      President Barack Obama stepped up his efforts to sell a nuclear deal with Iran, saying it was a "once in a lifetime"...

    1. March 4, 2015

      Netanyahu speech sparks partisan battle in Washington over Iran

      Benjamin Netanyahu’s controversial speech on Iran has sparked a partisan political battle in Congress with leading...

    2. March 3, 2015

      Bibi’s misleading Congress clapometer

      If you measure Benjamin Netanyahu’s performance by the applause, his speech to the US Congress hit the mark. Judged by...

    3. February 25, 2015

      Netanyahu trip ‘destructive’, says Rice

      The Obama administration on Wednesday questioned the judgment of Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu and accused him of...

    4. January 15, 2015

      CIA clears staff who accessed Senate PCs

      An internal panel set up by the CIA said on Wednesday that agency employees would not be punished for secretly...

    5. December 14, 2014

      Lawyers must be held to account for authorising torture

      Dianne Feinstein and the US Senate intelligence committee have produced a brave and damning report on torture by the...

    6. December 12, 2014

      CIA report caps steely career for Feinstein

      Senator Dianne Feinstein was never going to let the CIA have the last word on the grisly torture techniques her...

    7. December 11, 2014

      CIA made serious mistakes, says Brennan

      The director of the CIA admitted that the agency made serious mistakes in how it ran a programme to interrogate terror...

    8. December 10, 2014

      CIA report is a strike back against America’s deep state

      Two years before he leaves office, Barack Obama is so politically weak he cannot even get his nominee for...

    9. December 9, 2014

      Senate accuses CIA of lies and brutality

      The CIA repeatedly misled the White House, Congress and the US public over the torture of suspected al-Qaeda...

    10. August 1, 2014

      Obama defends CIA chief after agency spied on Senate

      Barack Obama jumped to the defence of his CIA director John Brennan who is facing mounting political pressure after...

    11. July 31, 2014

      CIA apologises for spying on Senate

      The CIA has apologised to the Senate intelligence committee after it admitted spying on computers used by staffers to...

    12. July 23, 2014

      Obama pressed to act against Russia

      As Europe hesitates over whether to bring in more sanctions against Russia, US President Barack Obama is facing fierce...

    13. May 20, 2014

      US bill would thwart corporate tax moves

      A group of 14 Senate Democrats moved to thwart plans by US companies such as Pfizer to redomicile abroad through...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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,...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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,...

    35. May 5, 2011

      Ethanol backers offer subsidy cuts

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

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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,...

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