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Senate Panel's Report On CIA Calls Harsh Tactics Ineffective

Democrats on the Senate intelligence committee released a report saying the CIA misled higher-ups and didn't accurately describe its post-Sept. 11 interrogation tactics. The CIA disputes the findings.
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Obama: CIA's 'Harsh Methods' Inconsistent With Values, National Security

Earlier, GOP Sens. Mitch McConnell and Saxby Chambliss said the release of the Senate's report on the CIA's interrogation practices "will present serious consequences for U.S. national security."
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'Obamacare' Expert Apologizes For Remarks On Law's Creation

MIT health care economist Jonathan Gruber had said the "stupidity of the American voter" was critical in getting the law passed. Critics say that displays the deceit that went into creating the law.
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As Torture Report's Release Nears, CIA And Opponents Ready Responses

The Senate's release will focus on case studies of the treatment, at times brutal, of 20 or so high-value detainees in the counterterrorism efforts following 9/11, and whether those methods paid off.
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Obamacare Adviser Gets Set To Go In Front Of Congressional Firing Squad

An MIT economist was recorded saying that without the "stupidity of the American voter," the Affordable Care Act wouldn't have passed. Those comments, and others he made, have put it at serious risk.
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Sources: FAA May Require Licenses To Fly Commercial Drones

The FAA has been struggling to write the rules for unmanned aircraft like the ones Amazon and other companies are developing. But a proposal is finally expected this month.
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New Entry Program Reunites Some Immigrants With Their Children

A new State Department program would allow U.S.-based Latino parents to bring over children left in home countries. More than 57,000 children made the trip across the U.S.-Mexican border this year.
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Some Liberals And Tea Partiers Unite To Oppose Trade Deals

President Obama is pushing for massive trade deals with Asian and European nations. Critics say the trade negotiations, which are conducted in private, aren't facing enough scrutiny.
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How Washington's Odd Couple Transformed Welfare

The new book The Professor and the President looks back at how Democratic Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan pushed the Nixon White House to embrace a relatively liberal plan.
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Republicans Call Ongoing 'Bridgegate' Investigation A Political Witch-Hunt

A new report says there's no evidence that Gov. Chris Christie knew about lane closures at the George Washington Bridge in advance. But Democrats say there are still unanswered questions about what the governor knew.

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