Tape shows al-Qaida sophistication

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- A new audiotape of Osama bin Laden is a reminder that he is still at large years after the Sept. 11 attacks, a top-ranking Democrat said in Washington Sunday.

Negroponte acknowledges secret detainees

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- America's top intelligence official said in a Washington, D.C., interview U.S. prisoners suspected of being top al-Qaida members may be held indefinitely.

Hoekstra says eavesdropping has lost punch

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says President George W. Bush's secret wiretapping may be of questionable value since it has become public.

NSA domestic spying scrutiny increasing

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Members of Congress are questioning the legality of the National Security Agency's program of spying on domestic communications without a warrant.

Officials: Take bin Laden tape seriously

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers said Sunday threats against America in the latest audiotape by Osama bin Laden should be taken very seriously.

Congressional agency says wiretaps illegal

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- For the second time this month, a U.S. congressional research agency has disputed President George W. Bush's authority to use domestic wiretaps.

Rep. says Bush exceeded NSA authority

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., claims President Bush's order allowing for domestic National Security Agency surveillance doesn't comply with current law.

Bipartisan lawmakers let CIA use torture

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- White House pressure managed to convince a bipartisan group of lawmakers to exempt the CIA from prohibitions against torture.

Bush reaching out to Dems

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Just weeks after his successful re-election bid, U.S. President Bush is reaching out to key Democratic lawmakers to gain support for his reform agenda.

Kerry drafts ex-military brass for campaign

DENVER, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Presidential hopeful John Kerry's campaign is pulling in top U.S. security and military figures to push their critiques of President Bush's policies.

Intel reform talks stall

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- House and Senate negotiators on a massive reorganization of the nation's intelligence system have so far been unable to move forward with a compromise bill.

Congress grapples with intel reform bills

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Lawmakers will reconvene Thursday to continue their fraught efforts to hammer out a compromise bill implementing the recommendations of the Sept. 11 commission.

CIA report on Iraqi WMD to focus on future

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The CIA's final report on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq will highlight speculation on what the nation might have been able to do if unchecked.

Rep. Harman questions Iraq intelligence

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A top Democrat on the U.S. House Intelligence Committee said she had yet to hear an explanation of mistaken assessments of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.

Rep. Harman questions Iraq intelligence

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said she had yet to hear an explaination of mistaken assessments of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.
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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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