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Flynn Invokes Fifth Amendment In Rejecting Senate Subpoena

Senators Richard Burr and Mark Warner, the top Republican and Democrat on the intelligence committee, said they were disappointed by the Flynn rejection, but will “vigorously pursue” his testimony and documents related to the investigation.

May 23, 2017
Backlit keyboard is reflected in screen of Apple Macbook Pro notebook computer in Warsaw February 6, 2012. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

Senator Feinstein’s Encryption Bill Angers Californians

“There is no olive branch or an open door for compromise,” Julie Samuels, executive director of Engine, an advocacy organization for tech startups and entrepreneurs, tells Newsweek. “This bill will unequivocally break encryption.”

April 16, 2016
Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), official photo

GOP Senator: Media Is ‘Lying’ — I Wouldn’t Vote Sanders Over Cruz

Denying an allegation of party treason by blaming “the liberal media” — a nice touch.

January 21, 2016

Obama Makes Pitch To Win Support For Pacific Trade Pact

The free trade deal faces objections from many sources in Congress, including Republicans worried about the impact on their home industries.

October 6, 2015

Ruling On NSA Phone Data Splits GOP Presidential Hopefuls

A court decision Thursday that declared the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of telephone metadata to be illegal revealed a sharp split among several Republican presidential hopefuls over the scope of the surveillance.

May 7, 2015
The Central Intelligence Agency logo is displayed in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on August 14, 2008 (AFP/Saul Loeb)

Incoming Senate Intelligence Chief Plans ‘Real Time’ Scrutiny Of CIA

Find out how the North Carolina Republican plans to keep tabs on the CIA.

December 15, 2014

Senator Kay Hagan: High-Energy, Low-Key, And In The Political Spotlight

Meet one of the most quietly effective — and undeniably embattled — members of the Senate.

September 22, 2014

Veterans Lash Out At GOP Senator’s Attempt To Politicize VA Scandal

Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) picked an incredibly inopportune time to bungle his political attack against the Department of Veterans Affairs, when he lashed out at veterans organizations over Memorial Day weekend. In an “Open Letter to America’s Veterans,” Burr demonstrated a distinct lack of respect for military veterans, choosing not to thank them for their service, but rather […]

May 27, 2014

Obama’s Pick To Head Health And Human Services Draws GOP Support

By Noam N. Levey, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s pick to take over the administration of his signature health law drew support Thursday from several Republicans in her first appearance before a congressional committee, signaling her likely confirmation to head the Department of Health and Human Services. “Regardless of my objections to Obamacare, […]

May 8, 2014