Dems want probe into CIA tape destruction

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Democratic lawmakers, expressing shock and anger, called for an investigation into the CIA's destruction of videotapes that documented interrogations.

Analysis: Countering religious extremism

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- To a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail, so it is perhaps not surprising that U.S. lawmakers should seek to legislate victory in the ideological conflict with violent Islamic extremists.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

Harman audio buyout collapses

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The collapse of an $8 billion buyout of Harman International Industries could set a precedent for other private-equity firms to bail out of deals, analysts said.

Legislators call for spy satellite delay

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers and civil liberties groups are calling for the U.S. Homeland Security Department to delay a new spy satellite program.

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WASHINGTON , Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The White House “played the fear card” to get Democrats in Congress to pass legislation broadening the government’s power to wiretap, a leading Democrat said.

Homegrown terror bill heads to House floor

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A bipartisan bill setting up a National Commission on the Prevention of Radicalization and Ideologically Based Violence is headed to the U.S. House floor.

Reyes to head House Intelligence Committee

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has named Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas., to head the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

Pelosi may look outside panel for chair

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- With top Democratic contenders out of the running, the U.S. House intelligence committee chairmanship could be filled by a panel outsider.

Democratic staffer suspected leaker

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The Republican head of a Congressional intelligence committee has suspended a Democratic staffer on suspicion he leaked a politically damaging report.

Rep. Harman reportedly under investigation

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department is trying to determine whether Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., got improper help from an Israeli lobbying group.

Cunningham intimidated for contractors

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- An investigation has found that former U.S. Rep. Randy Cunningham intimidated House Intelligence Committee staff members to favor specific military contractors.

Top Dem seeks release of 2nd Iraq report

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee has called for the release of a second report on the Iraq war that she says "paints a grim picture."

U.N. inspectors refute U.S. Iran data

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- U.N. inspectors are labeling a recent U.S. House committee report on Iran's nuclear capabilities "outrageous and dishonest."

Gingrich: Bush could 'reset' Iraq strategy

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich Sunday said President George W. Bush has an opportunity to "reset" his Iraq war strategy.

Legislators want reporters jailed

WASHINGTON, May 26 (UPI) -- At a hearing in Washington Friday, some members of the House Intelligence Committee advocated prosecuting reporters who receive classified information.
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Jane Harman
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)

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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