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CIA report indicates value of brutal torture was inflated

Washington D.c. - In the years before the December release of a declassified Senate Intelligence Committee report that detailed the C.I.A.'s use of torture and deceit in its detention program, the agency conducted an internal review.

Senate CIA torture report details extreme brutality

Washington - The CIA torture report released by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday revealed extreme abuse and brutality inflicted upon terrorism suspects and innocent detainees in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.

U.S. embassies brace for backlash ahead of torture report release

Washington - American diplomatic posts and thousands of US Marines have been placed on heightened alert a day ahead of the release of a long-awaited Senate report detailing CIA torture of terrorism suspects during the Bush administration.

Op-Ed: Kerry asks for delay in release of Senate torture report

Washington - Since April of this year, the Obama administration has been negotiating with Dianne Feinstein chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee to release a long-promised report on CIA detention and torture of terror suspects during the Bush/Cheney era.

Clause requiring info on drone victims removed from Senate Bill

Washington - The director of US national intelligence requested that a provision in a bill passed by the Senate Intelligence Committee that would require the president to report annually the number of combatants and non-combatants killed in drone strikes be deleted.

Senate torture report: CIA illegally interrogated terror suspects

Washington - Central Intelligence Agency officers illegally interrogated terrorism suspects using unapproved techniques, a still-classified Senate torture report states.

Report showing torture ineffective will be partially declassified

Washington - A U.S. Senate Committee is taking steps to declassify a report about the CIA use of torture. What is certain is that most of the report will never be revealed to the public.

Op-Ed: Lawmakers suggest Snowden was Russian asset

Washington - A bi-partisan effort to scare the American people into ending their opposition to the surveillance state is operating at full speed. Two lawmakers have used innuendo to suggest that Snowden was working for Russian intelligence services.

Op-Ed: Feinstein NSA bill competes with Freedom Act

Washington - Although Congress members have introduced almost 30 different bills to reform and restrict National Security Agency spying, there are two bills that have the most momentum.

Op-Ed: Feinstein urges efforts to transfer cleared Guantanamo detainees

Washington - Senator Dianne Feinstein has called on the Obama administration to "renew its efforts to transfer 86 detainees" who are still being held at Guantanamo Bay even though they have been cleared for release by a review board

Assault weapons ban dropped from proposed legislation

Washington - A proposed bill that would seek to ban assault weapons has been dropped from gun control legislation. The legislation to ban assault weapons had initially been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Gabby Gifford's husband bought pistol and AR-15 rifle

Tucson - Mark Kelly, the husband of former Rep. Gabby Giffords and a strident gun control advocate, recently walked into a gun store and bought a pistol and an AR-15 assault rifle in Tucsan.

Op-Ed: Veteran's Advocate takes Feinstein to task over PTSD and Gun bans

Senator Feinstein has set off a fire storm of controversy and debate over her remarks at a recent Senate Judiciary Committee meeting that were against expanding the exemption from a gun ban for retired military veterans.

Gun advocates call for an armed million man march across America

Emails have begun to circulate among second amendment supporters, calling for armed marches in various states as well as in the nations capitol.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduces assault weapons ban in Senate

Washington - Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced on Thursday a bill that will ban the sale, manufacture and importation of 158 specific assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. The bill includes provisions for federal registration of all owners of assault weapons.

White House petition to try Sen. Feinstein for treason hits 25k

Washington - Late last month, a petition was submitted to the White House's "We the People" website that urges the president to try Democratic California Senator Dianne Feinstein for treason because "she does not believe in the Constitution."

Marine blasts proposed assault weapon ban in letter to senator

A Marine Corps veteran has penned a scathing letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), a leading proponent of an assault weapons ban.

Indefinite detention ban stripped from 2013 NDAA

Washington - Congress has stripped an amendment to the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act that would have banned the indefinite military detention of American citizens.

US Senate approves CIA torture report

Washington - The Senate Intelligence Committee voted 9-6 on Thursday to approve the findings of a report on the Central Intelligence Agency's post-9/11 'enhanced interrogation' techniques.

Op-Ed: Sen. Feinstein's Underhanded Plan to Decimate CA's Water Supply

CA Democratic Senator Feinstein has been attempting to take California's water supply out of the hands of Californians and putting it into the pockets of a select group of billionaire farmers by sneaking an amendment into a fast-tracked Senate Jobs bill

Clinton-Obama Meeting Took Place In Dianne Feinstein's Living Room

The secret of where Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama had their "secret" meeting, isn't a secret anymore. It was held in Senator Dianne Feinstein's living room.

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