Merger of giants scrutinized through size of cable bills

NEW YORK, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- A proposed merger between two U.S. cable giants, Comcast and Time Warner, would not slow price increases, a Comcast executive said.
Oil companies, lawmakers debate incentives

Oil companies, lawmakers debate incentives

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- Sen. John Rockefeller, D-W.Va., said the five major U.S. oil companies seem clueless defending their tax breaks while making huge profits in an economic slump.
Apple's low profile extends to D.C.

Apple's low profile extends to D.C.

CUPERTINO, Calif., June 14 (UPI) -- Technology giant Apple's low-profile approach to Washington is provoking suspicion in the capital, Sen. John Rockefeller, D-W.Va., said.

Bill to delay digital TV switch in works

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A move to delay the planned Feb. 17 switchover from analog to digital television broadcasts will likely be approved soon, a key U.S. senator says.

FISA telecom immunity survives Senate test

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate rejected a Judiciary Committee proposal lacking protections for telecommunications firms helping in government-sanctioned eavesdropping.

Congress briefed on waterboarding in 2002

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- CIA officials were met with approval when they briefed members of the U.S. Congress in September 2002 on the tactic of waterboarding, it was reported Sunday.

U.S. court reins in overseas surveillance

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A classified U.S. court in Washington has reined in what intelligence agencies can capture from telephone and e-mail communications from abroad.

Report: Iran aid to Iraq questionable

BAQUBA, Iraq, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Despite mounting U.S. and British claims Iran is supplying insurgents in Iraq with weaponry, there's scant evidence of it, The Los Angeles Times reported.

Sen. Rockefeller fears Iran is new Iraq

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John Rockefeller IV, D-W.Va., the head of the Intelligence Committee, says Bush administration rhetoric on Iran reminds him of the Iraq war buildup.

Senate panel nixes Bush surveillance probe

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- A Republican-dominated U.S. Senate committee has sided with U.S. President George Bush and voted down a probe of his use of warrantless wiretapping.

Report: Wiretaps began before Bush's order

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Newly declassified documents show the U.S. National Security Agency expanded its domestic anti-terror wiretapping before President George Bush ordered it.

Rockefeller fretted over U.S. wiretapping

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John Rockefeller, D-W.Va., provided written proof he had serious concerns about domestic wiretapping as early as July 2003.

Goss facing approval this week to head CIA

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Rep. Porter Goss, R-Fla., sailed through a second day of Senate questions Monday, en route to becoming the new director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Sen. Rockefellar proposes intel reforms

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Sen. John Rockefeller, D-W.Va., has offered another intelligence reform proposal to what is becoming a growing list in the U.S. Congress.

Senators urge Bush to choose CIA director

WASHINGTON, July 11 (UPI) -- Senior U.S. senators have called on President George Bush to name a new CIA director as quickly as possible, the BBC reported Sunday.
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