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Senate panel votes to declassify part of torture report

Senate panel votes to declassify part of torture report

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- The Senate Intelligence Committee voted 11-3 Thursday to release portions of its findings on the CIA's detention and interrogation methods.
Gabrielle Levy

Justice Dept. is reviewing CIA spying allegations, Holder says

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- Allegations made by the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee against each other are under review, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday.
White House aware of CIA report on Senate staff

White House aware of CIA report on Senate staff

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- The White House acknowledged it knew of a Central Intelligence Agency report saying Senate staffers committed a crime by taking documents from a CIA computer.
Brennan denies allegations that CIA tampered with oversight review

Brennan denies allegations that CIA tampered with oversight review

WASHINGTON, March 12, (UPI) -- Sen. Feinstein sharpens her accusations that the CIA violated federal law and undermined congressional oversight, even as director Brennan denies them.
Jessica Floum -- Medill News Service
Feinstein accuses CIA of spying on Senate computers

Feinstein accuses CIA of spying on Senate computers

March 11 (UPI) -- In a stunning speech from the Senate floor, Intelligence Committee chairwoman Dianne Feinstein accused the CIA of violating the Constitution.
Gabrielle Levy
Feinstein alleges CIA hacked intel panel computers; Brennan denies it

Feinstein alleges CIA hacked intel panel computers; Brennan denies it

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- CIA Director John Brennan Tuesday denied accusations by the chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee that the CIA hacked the panel's computers.
Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- A group of more than two dozen Senate Democrats plan to take, after final votes Monday night, an all-night "talkathon" on climate change.
Gabrielle Levy
Dalai Lama gives the opening prayer in Senate

Dalai Lama gives the opening prayer in Senate

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- The exiled spiritual leader of Tibet delivered the invocation Thursday in the U.S. Senate, the first time the Dalai Lama gave the invocation, records indicated.
CIA inspector general seeks probe of agency conduct over Senate report

CIA inspector general seeks probe of agency conduct over Senate report

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- The CIA Inspector General's office asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate agency conduct in an unreleased Senate study of secret detention programs.
Report: More than 100 U.S. lawmakers gave up pay after shutdown

Report: More than 100 U.S. lawmakers gave up pay after shutdown

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- At least 109 of 237 U.S. lawmakers who vowed to give up some of their federal salaries after the 16-day government shutdown did so, the Washington Post said.
Obama offers short-term relief to California; warns of global warming

Obama offers short-term relief to California; warns of global warming

FRESNO, Calif., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- President Obama announced a four-prong approach Friday to help Californians get through one of the state's worst-ever droughts.
Sen. Wyden presses James Clapper about surveillance

Sen. Wyden presses James Clapper about surveillance

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. grilled Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on warrantless searches of Americans' data in a Senate intelligence hearing.
Aileen Graef
Feinstein: 'Greater terrorist presence' in Mideast

Feinstein: 'Greater terrorist presence' in Mideast

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The head of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said Wednesday instability after the Arab Spring has led to a "greater terrorist presence" in the Mideast.

Statewide drought emergency declared in California

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency for all of California Friday, saying the state faced "terrible consequences" from the stubborn winter dry spell.
Republicans, Democrats reach deal on $1.1 trillion spending bill

Republicans, Democrats reach deal on $1.1 trillion spending bill

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. congressional negotiators Monday reached a deal on a $1.1 trillion spending bill that averts the prospect of another federal government shutdown.
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Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein ( /ˈfaɪnstaɪn/; born June 22, 1933) is the senior U.S. Senator from California. A member of the Democratic Party, she has served in the Senate since 1992. She also served as 38th Mayor of San Francisco from 1978 to 1988.

Born in San Francisco, Feinstein graduated from Stanford University. In the 1960s she worked in city government, and in 1970 she was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. She served as the board's first female president in 1978, during which time the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk drew national attention to the city. Feinstein, who was the first to discover the shootings, succeeded Moscone as mayor. During her tenure as San Francisco's first female mayor she took a politically moderate stance, leading a revamp of the city's cable car system and overseeing the 1984 Democratic National Convention.

After a failed gubernatorial campaign in 1990, she won a 1992 special election to the U.S. Senate. Feinstein was first elected on the same ballot as her peer Barbara Boxer, and the two became California's first female U.S. Senators. Feinstein formerly chaired the Senate Rules Committee (2007–2009) and has chaired the Select Committee on Intelligence since 2009. She is also the first woman to have presided over a U.S. presidential inauguration.

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