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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.
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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.
U.S. senators plan to review NSA role in British webcam spying

U.S. senators plan to review NSA role in British webcam spying

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- British intelligence showed a "breathtaking lack of respect" for privacy by scooping on webcam transmissions, three U.S. senators said in a statement.

Son of Sen. Mark Udall faces heroin charge in Colorado

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The son of U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., has been charged with breaking into cars and heroin possession in Boulder.

Review says Udall did not intercede of health care figures

DENVER, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Health insurance regulators in Colorado said Sen. Mark Udall's staff did not try to intimidate bureaucrats to report a lower number of canceled policies.
Decision of NSA data collection programs may be near

Decision of NSA data collection programs may be near

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama Thursday met with 16 members of Congress to discuss oversight of National Security Administration surveillance programs.

Senator urges NSA to adopt reforms sooner rather than later

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A senior Democratic lawmaker said Sunday continuing to collect metadata was not the best way for the U.S. intelligence community to regain the public trust.
Senate panel wants internal CIA report on interrogation program

Senate panel wants internal CIA report on interrogation program

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee asked the CIA for what the panel says it believes is a critical internal report on interrogations that has been withheld.
Report: NSA tracking cellphone locations worldwide

Report: NSA tracking cellphone locations worldwide

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- The National Security Agency gets billions of records on cellphone locations worldwide a day, allowing it to track individuals, the Washington Post reported.
3 Senate Dems propose more NSA surveillance disclosure

3 Senate Dems propose more NSA surveillance disclosure

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Three U.S. Senate Democrats are sponsoring a measure they say would require greater transparency regarding National Security Agency surveillance.

Documents: NSA spied on Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The National Security Agency monitored overseas communication of U.S. critics of the Vietnam War including Martin Luther King, newly released documents show.
NSA breached privacy rules, court documents show

NSA breached privacy rules, court documents show

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- National Security Agency database searches of Americans' phone numbers broke privacy rules for three years, a secret court ruled in newly released documents.
Obama White House had NSA limits reversed

Obama White House had NSA limits reversed

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The Obama administration quietly got a court to undo U.S. surveillance limits on the use of intercepted phone calls and emails, The Washington Post reported.
Officials to renew push for conversion to dollar coins

Officials to renew push for conversion to dollar coins

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- Despite public resistance the push to convert to a $1 coin from a $1 bill is returning in the United States, proponents of the measure said.
Worry about U.S. smartphone surveillance, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden says

Worry about U.S. smartphone surveillance, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden says

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- Americans should be worried their smartphone use, text messages and Web surfing as well as phone calls, can be logged by Washington, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden warns.

Key U.S. Rep. says curbing NSA would be dangerous

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) -- The head of the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday it is necessary to monitor the U.S. communication systems because it's the same one terrorists use.
Strange bedfellows: House defeats effort to rein in NSA phone-tracking

Strange bedfellows: House defeats effort to rein in NSA phone-tracking

WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) -- A rare left-right bloc of House members vowed after a narrow loss to redouble efforts to curb a national-security program that amasses Americans' phone records.
Body of U.S. Sen. Mark Udall's brother, James, found in Wyoming

Body of U.S. Sen. Mark Udall's brother, James, found in Wyoming

PINEDALE, Wyo., July 3 (UPI) -- The body of U.S. Sen. Mark Udall's 61-year-old brother James was found in the mountains of Wyoming's Wind River Range after a six-day search, authorities said.
Sen. Mark Udall's brother, James, missing after hiking in Wyoming

Sen. Mark Udall's brother, James, missing after hiking in Wyoming

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Mark Udall's 61-year-old brother James has been missing since Wednesday after going on a solo hike in Wyoming, the senator's office said Monday.
Proposed bills would limit NSA' s surveillance programs

Proposed bills would limit NSA' s surveillance programs

WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) -- Senators critical of the National Security Agency's surveillance programs are introducing legislation to curtail collection of data.

Senators lean toward review of NSA spying program

WASHINGTON, June 9 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee member said Sunday the public needs to be better informed on the scope of government phone and Internet records access.
President Obama hits links with Sens. Corker, Chambliss, Udall

President Obama hits links with Sens. Corker, Chambliss, Udall

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md., May 6 (UPI) -- President Obama practiced golf cart, not shuttle, diplomacy as he and three U.S. senators played a bipartisan round of golf at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.

House passes bill aimed at reducing flight delays

WASHINGTON, April 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. House easily passed a bill Friday aimed at ending sequester-related flight delays by restoring funding for air traffic controllers.

Low snow in winter will prolong drought

DENVER, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Drought will persist in the U.S. West this summer due in part to a lack of snow this winter, climate, agriculture and water resources experts say.
Hagel tries to combat hostile GOP questions on past statements

Hagel tries to combat hostile GOP questions on past statements

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Former Sen. Chuck Hagel took a hard line on Iran before a Senate confirmation panel, but spent much of Thursday defending or explaining past statements.
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