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Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) , a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is hopping mad. Sensenbrenner considers himself the father of the Patriot Act, the 2001 law that gave the federal government new powers to investigate potential...
Jules WitcoverWASHINGTON -- The revelation that the federal government has spied on millions of supposedly private phone and Internet communications makes President Obama's headache over the IRS targeting of conservative groups seeking tax exemptions seem a passing...
Barack Obama really, really does not want to get tangled up in Syria. For almost a year, Obama's secretaries of State — first Hillary Rodham Clinton, now John Kerry — have pressed the president for more aid to the insurgents who are fighting...
"The murder was committed in a cold, calculated and premeditated manner," said Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Maureen O'Brien, speaking last week to reporters about the recent stabbing death of a 14-year-old River Grove youth, allegedly at the...
Ten years have passed since the United States invaded Iraq, a decision that almost everyone now ranks as one of the worst foreign policy blunders of our time. Why "almost"? Former President George W. Bush and his top aides still maintain that the invasion...
It has been 11 years since the United States began using missile-firing drones to attack Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. But only now are we beginning a full public debate on this new form of warfare, and it took the nomination of...
WASHINGTON -- "My administration," President Obama wrote on his first day in office, "is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government." Those were strong and hopeful words. Four years later, it is becoming more and more clear...
Gen. David H. Petraeus, long the most famous overachiever in the U.S. Army, is already on his way to a new career distinction: breaking the land speed record for rehabilitation from a scandal. It was only two weeks ago that Petraeus resigned from his...
Past CIA officers have been known to withhold information about questionable activities so presidents could have "plausible deniability." In the matter of retired Gen. David Petraeus' career-killing extramarital affair, President Barack Obama is stuck...
Change of SubjectI invite my most clever, lawyerly comment contributors to make the case that National Intelligence Director James Clapper (right) did not brazenly commit perjury during his testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee on March 12. Oregon Democrat Ron...
McClatchy Washington BureauWASHINGTON The director of the National Security Agency testified Tuesday that the government's massive surveillance program helped thwart more than 50 terrorist "events" worldwide since Sept. 11, 2001, including a planned bombing of the New York Stock...
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ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the National Security Agency said U.S. surveillance programs had helped disrupt more than 50 possible attacks since September 11, 2001, as sympathetic members of Congress also defended the use of the top-secret spying...
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