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Ethics agency referred 13 cases for review

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The Office of Congressional Ethics recommended the House Ethics Committee review 13 of 32 cases it opened during the 112th U.S. Congress, a report said.
Smith top Democrat on military committee

Smith top Democrat on military committee

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., will be the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee, officials said.

House, Senate consider CIA probes

WASHINGTON, July 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Intelligence Committee is considering whether to investigate charges the CIA hid a spy program from Congress, congressional aides said.
Petraeus: 'Remote' chance of second surge

Petraeus: 'Remote' chance of second surge

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- The possibility of another buildup of U.S. troops in Iraq, should conditions deteriorate, would be "remote," Army Gen. David H. Petraeus testified Wednesday.

Judge suggests CIA lying about videotapes

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- A federal judge in New York said Thursday that he might question CIA agents about the destruction of two videotapes of harsh interrogations of detainees.

House committees OK more wiretap oversight

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Judiciary and Intelligence committees have rejected a Bush administration request to renew the government's eavesdropping authority.

Reyes pledges hearings, oversight on NSA

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says he will hold hearings next month on modernizing U.S. wire-tapping laws.

Analysis: Diversity & U.S. intel -- Part 2

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The leaders of U.S. intelligence say that diversity is now a top priority in recruitment. But they’ve been saying that for years.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

Analysis: Diversity & U.S. intel -- Part 1

EL PASO, Texas, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- When Jose Rodriguez, a 30-year veteran undercover CIA officer, stepped into the spotlight this week -- an experience he compared to dropping his trousers in public -- it was for a purpose: He is to become the CIA's poster boy in its drive to recruit more ethnic minorities.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

U.S. sees heightened al-Qaida threat

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- Efforts to contain al-Qaida have made the United States safer from attack than it was on Sept. 11, 2001, an intelligence summary released Tuesday said. The National Intelligence Estimate, which merges the findings of 16 U.S. intelligence agencies, was rel

Ashcroft queried by House panel

WASHINGTON, June 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Intelligence Committee chairman said he won't reveal specifics about the panel's closed-door hearing with former Attorney General John Ashcroft.

Democrats' Reyes promises accountability

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The presumptive chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives' Intelligence Committee promised to keep the Bush administration accountable to the U.S. people.

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.

FBI probe of threats sought

EL PASO, Texas, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The FBI has been asked to probe reported death threats to families of sheriff's deputies in West Texas after a standoff with men dressed as Mexican soldiers.

Border dwellers 'knocked back' by new rule

WASHINGTON, April 6 (UPI) -- Texas lawmakers have said changing the rules so U.S. citizens have to show a passport to get back into the country from Mexico will hurt border towns.

House Democrats denounce Swifities

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Nineteen House Democrats wrote to President Bush Wednesday and urged him to denounce ads run by the 527 organization Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.

Congressman criticizes Republican policy

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- Congressman Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, said Saturday Democrats are fighting to improve benefits for veterans.

Dems: Not enough evidence to judge Estrada

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Democratic senators said Wednesday the Department of Justice has not provided key evidence of controversial Hispanic judicial nominee Miguel Estrada's legal thi
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Guard troops bolster U.S.-Mexico border

EL PASO, Texas, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Texas National Guard troops arrived on the U.S.-Mexican border Tuesday to speed up inspections of vehicles attempting to enter the United States under new secur

Dems call for more anti-bioterror funds

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- House democrats Thursday called for almost $7 billion to improve public health infrastructure and take other steps to expand the nation's ability to prevent and

Dems call for more anti-bioterror funds

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- House democrats Thursday called for almost $7 billion to improve public health infrastructure and take other steps to expand the nation's ability to prevent and
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