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Al-Qaida threat prompts U.S. review

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security summoned military and defense analysts to examine al-Qaida's presence in the Middle East.

End of U.S. war in Afghanistan could signal end to Guantanamo prison

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The end of the U.S. war in Afghanistan in 2014 could pave the way for President Barack Obama to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, authorities say.
House reprimands Rep. Laura Richardson

House reprimands Rep. Laura Richardson

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Rep. Laura Richardson, D-Calif., said Thursday she would pay a $10,000 fine out of her own pocket after being reprimanded for ethical misconduct.
U.S. Rep. Harman likely to resign seat

U.S. Rep. Harman likely to resign seat

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., likely will resign from Congress to become president at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a friend said Monday.
Kerry, Issa, top list of richest lawmakers

Kerry, Issa, top list of richest lawmakers

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Financial disclosure forms indicate Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., is Washington's wealthiest lawmaker worth $188.6 million at the end of 2009.
U.S. moves to drop charges in AIPAC case

U.S. moves to drop charges in AIPAC case

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- U.S. prosecutors filed a motion Friday to drop espionage charges against two former lobbyists with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

Harman demands bugging transcripts

WASHIN, D.C., April 21 (UPI) -- A California Democrat Tuesday demanded that U.S. intelligence agencies release full wiretap transcripts that purportedly show her seeking a quid pro quo.

Bills to reduce security classifications

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Homeland Security Committee unanimously voted for two bills Thursday that would reduce excessive security classifications.
Lawmakers take another look at ethanol

Lawmakers take another look at ethanol

Five months after passing a new alternative fuel mandate, U.S. policymakers are questioning the legislation's wisdom in the face of skyrocketing food prices.
ROSALIE WESTENSKOW, UPI Correspondent

Blue Dog Democrats key to FISA action

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- The clock is running for the U.S. Congress to approve an overhaul of the nation's intelligence-gathering law, congressional insiders say.

Analysis: Einstein and U.S. cybersecurity

WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- The Einstein program -- the most significant element yet unveiled of the classified multibillion-dollar cybersecurity initiative President Bush signed last month -- will still leave the U.S. government's IT security lagging the private sector, say lawmakers and industry experts.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

Analysis: Terrorist use of the Internet

Lawmakers in the United States and elsewhere should not to try to censor Islamic extremists' use of the Internet, says a new report from a global think tank.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor
CIA was urged not to destroy tapes

CIA was urged not to destroy tapes

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A senior U.S. lawmaker said she urged CIA officials in 2003 not to destroy videotapes of harsh interrogations.

Reps. say torture probe will continue

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Reps. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., and Jane Harman, D-Calif., vowed to continue the investigation of the CIA's alleged destruction of waterboarding tapes.

Harman, Hoekstra agree on CIA tapes probe

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Two leading U.S. House members, a Democrat and a Republican, insist Congress will probe the CIA's destruction of tapes showing interrogation of terror suspects.
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Rep. Jane Harman, D-CA, joins other House Democrats on Capitol Hill in Washington on Aug. 10, 2004, in calling for a special session of Congress to work on legislation to enact the 9/11 Commission's recommendations. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Jane Margaret Lakes Harman (born June 28, 1945) is the U.S. Representative for California's 36th congressional district, serving from 1993 to 1999, and from 2001 to February 2011. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

On February 7, 2011, she announced that she would be resigning from Congress to become the head of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Harman was born Jane Margaret Lakes in New York City, the daughter of Lucille Geier and Adolph. N. Lakes. Her father escaped Nazi Germany and worked as a medical doctor. Harman attended Los Angeles public schools, graduating from University High School in 1962. She received a bachelor's degree from Smith College in 1966 and was Phi Beta Kappa. Harman continued her studies at Harvard Law School, earning her law degree in 1969. In 1980, Harman divorced her husband Richard Frank. The same year, Harman (then 35) married Sidney Harman (then 61), who had recently sold his company Harman Kardon to Beatrice Foods for approximately $350 million (in 2009 dollars).

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Jane Harman."
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