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Pentagon admits backing plan to arm Syrian rebels

Pentagon admits backing plan to arm Syrian rebels

Pentagon leaders told Congress on Thursday that they had supported a recommendation to arm Syrian rebels promoted by the State Department and CIA but which President Barack Obama ultimately decided…

CIA director nominee knew about agency’s torture techniques

CIA director nominee knew about agency’s torture techniques

John Brennan, President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the CIA, had detailed, contemporaneous knowledge of the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” on captured terrorism suspects during an earlier stint as…

Clinton doesn’t see ‘getting back into politics’

Clinton doesn’t see ‘getting back into politics’

Outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday cast doubt on speculation she might run for the White House in 2016. In an interview taped for National Public Radio,…

Obama to gun control advocates: Listen to rural voices

Obama to gun control advocates:  Listen to rural voices

President Barack Obama urged gun control advocates to listen to views of rural Americans who use guns for hunting and said bridging a cultural divide in attitudes to gun ownership…

Lawyers want Gitmo torture prisons preserved as evidence

Lawyers want Gitmo torture prisons preserved as evidence

Lawyers for five alleged 9/11 conspirators who claim they were tortured in secret CIA prisons have asked a U.S. military judge to order that the prisons be preserved as evidence.…

NRA lobbyist admits ad on Obama’s kids was a screw-up

NRA lobbyist admits ad on Obama’s kids was a screw-up

One of the National Rifle Association’s senior lobbyists said an ad by the nation’s leading gun-rights group after a school shooting in Connecticut that refers to President Barack Obama’s children…

Federal court slaps down Obama for recess appointments

Federal court slaps down Obama for recess appointments

A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that President Barack Obama violated the U.S. Constitution when he used recess appointments to fill a labor board, a decision that could curtail…

Court overturns yet another Gitmo conviction

Court overturns yet another Gitmo conviction

A U.S. appeals court on Friday overturned the Guantanamo war crimes conviction of an al Qaeda videographer, a ruling likely to lead to dismissal of conspiracy charges in the pending…

Lance Armstrong sued for fraud over ‘non-fiction’ books

Lance Armstrong sued for fraud over ‘non-fiction’ books

Two California men have sued Lance Armstrong and his book publishers for fraud and false advertising, claiming that the cyclist’s best-selling memoirs, billed as non-fiction, were revealed to be filled…

Harry Reid may allow vote on assault weapons ban

Harry Reid may allow vote on assault weapons ban

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, signaled on Tuesday that despite earlier indications to the contrary, he may allow a vote on a possible ban on assault weapons. Reid,…