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Lots of reason for shame at CIA’s tactics

Lots of reason for shame at CIA’s tactics

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…

IRS officials belittled, targeted conservatives, GOP claims

IRS officials belittled, targeted conservatives, GOP claims

Congressional investigators say this is why they want all of Lois Lerner’s emails. Newly released emails show the former IRS official referring to some right-wing Republicans as “crazies” and more,…

Congress rushing to run away from Washington for a month

Congress rushing to run away from Washington for a month

Congress is racing to wrap up legislation addressing chronic problems at the Veterans Affairs Department and a shortfall in highway money ahead of its five-week summer break. Deep divisions cast…

Sex trafficking among young children

Sex trafficking among young children

When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11…

Americans uneasy about border-crossing children

Americans uneasy about border-crossing children

Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S.…

Senate immigration bill expected to fail

Senate immigration bill expected to fail

A bill to deal with the immigration surge at the border appears headed for procedural defeat in the Senate as lawmakers trade blame over their inaction on the crisis. Days…

House to tackle VA $178 billion for overhaul

House to tackle VA $178 billion for overhaul

With a new Veterans Affairs secretary in place and an August recess looming, Congress is likely to move quickly to approve a compromise bill to refurbish the VA and improve…

Some good news but more trouble ahead for benefits

Some good news but more trouble ahead for benefits

Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security’s disability program is already in crisis as it…

Jeff Miller has a big chore with the VA compromise

Jeff Miller has a big chore with the VA compromise

Before being elected to Congress, Rep. Jeff Miller was a real estate broker. His background in sales will come in handy as the Florida Republican tries to a sell a…

Senate faces looming highway bill deadline

Senate faces looming highway bill deadline

The Senate is set to take up legislation to keep federal highway money flowing to states, with just three days left before the government plans to start slowing down payments.…