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House to investigate if CIA removed material from Senate computers

House to investigate if CIA removed material from Senate computers

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- The head of the U.S. House intelligence committee said Congress must determine if the CIA removed material from the Senate committee's computers.

Feinstein Benghazi remarks reignite debate

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Comments by the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee have reignited the Capitol Hill debate over the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
NSA chief defends agency actions at House hearing

NSA chief defends agency actions at House hearing

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The director of the National Security Agency told a congressional hearing Tuesday data about European phone calls were not collected by his agency.

Feinstein: Egypt's civilian government must take charge

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) -- The United States is watching for signs the new military-backed leadership in Egypt will exercise a degree of independence, a senior U.S. senator said Sunday.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein: Surprised China not involved with Snowden

WASHINGTON, June 23 (UPI) -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein D-Calif., said Sunday she thought China would've used the opportunity to arrest ex-CIA employee Edward Snowden to improve U.S. relations.

Congressional intelligence chairs defend NSA monitoring program

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- The chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee said bad information was muddling the budding debate over massive data surveillance.

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Assault weapons ban passes committee

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday approved a bill on a party-line vote that would ban nearly 160 specific military-style assault weapons.

Gun control advocates rally in Washington

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Thousands of people rallied Saturday in Washington, callling for the return of a ban on the sale of military-style assault weapons.

Inaugural tickets listed for sale online

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Free tickets to President Barack Obama's inauguration originating from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Rob Portman have surfaced for sale online.

Petraeus scandal caught Senate by surprise

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The head of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said there did not appear to be any security breaches stemming from the CIA director's secret love affair.

California holds 'top-two' primary

SACRAMENTO, June 6 (UPI) -- California Tuesday conducted a new, non-partisan, primary system, with the top two finishers in congressional and state races heading for a runoff in November.
GOP House freshmen among wealthiest

GOP House freshmen among wealthiest

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Freshmen House Republicans sent to the U.S. Congress with strong Tea Party support account for one-fifth of The Hill's 50 Wealthiest in Congress for 2011.
Senate panel questions intel on Egypt

Senate panel questions intel on Egypt

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Members of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee questioned whether intelligence agencies gave President Obama adequate warning of the uprising in Egypt.
DNI nominee's memo draws criticism

DNI nominee's memo draws criticism

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama's nominee for director of national intelligence argued two months ago against increasing the office's authority, congressional aides said.

Former spies upset over CIA inquiry

NEW YORK, March 6 (UPI) -- Some ex-CIA operatives on the front lines during the Bush-era war on terror are reported highly critical of planned U.S. Senate probes into their activities.

Senator: Drones aircraft based in Pakistan

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Predator planes that launch missile strikes against militants are based in Pakistan, a senior lawmaker said during a Senate hearing.

Congress agrees on train safety bill

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. House and Senate Tuesday night reached agreement on a bill aimed at eventually improving safety on the nation's railroad lines.

Publicity helps student seeking asylum

FRESNO, Calif., June 4 (UPI) -- Numerous offers of help have been pouring in for a California valedictorian whose effort to remain in the United States was chronicled by a Fresno newspaper.

GOP balking at passing press shield law

WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) -- The chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee says Republican lawmakers are lining up against a shield law protecting reporters' confidential sources.

Durbin: Obama has been tested

WASHINGTON, March 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said Sunday his Democratic Illinois colleague, Barack Obama, has been tested enough to make a solid president.

Senate OKs Mukasey to head Justice Dept.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Thursday voted to approve the nomination of Michael Mukasey as U.S. Attorney General.

Mukasey nomination moves to full Senate

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, on an 11 to 8 vote, agreed to move the nomination of Michael Mukasey for U.S. attorney general on to the full Senate.

Bush: Feds won't forget SoCal fire victims

ESCONDIDO, Calif., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush assured victims of California’s wildfires that they won't be forgotten by the federal government once the flames are snuffed out.

Senators square off on eve of Iraq report

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Two U.S. senators Sunday offered their views on the military surge in Iraq and how to lower the number of U.S. combat troops there.
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