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California’s Rep. Nunes wants oversight of the cloak and dagger

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., need not be too covert in his campaign to become the next chairman of the House intelligence committee. | 04/04/14 12:23:40 By - By Michael Doyle

Christie cools off, Elizabeth Warren rises

New Jersey Chris Christie's stock is dropping fast | 04/03/14 08:25:47 By - David Lightman

Senate set to seek declassification of CIA report; White House will decide what’s made public

The Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday is expected to approve the declassifying of the findings, conclusions and executive summary of its $40 million report on the CIA’s harsh interrogation techniques, leaving it to the White House to decide just how much of the 6,300-page investigation will actually become public. | 04/03/14 07:17:54 By - By David Lightman, Marisa Taylor and Lesley Clark

Firefighter training inadequate for crude oil train fires, group tells Congress

Citing the sharp increase in the transportation of crude oil by rail, a group told Congress on Wednesday that most of the country’s fire departments lack sufficient training to respond to hazardous materials incidents. | 04/02/14 19:36:59 By - By Curtis Tate

McCaskill accuses GM chief of ‘culture of coverup’

Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri told General Motors’ chief executive Wednesday that the automaker operated for years in a “culture of coverup” that led a GM engineer to lie to conceal an ignition switch defect now blamed for at least 13 fatalities. | 04/02/14 17:44:46 By - By Greg Gordon

Murkowski wants release of investigation into Alaska National Guard

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is urging the chief of the federal National Guard Bureau not to bury the results of its investigation into sexual assaults in the Alaska National Guard. | 04/02/14 17:15:06 By - By Sean Cockerham

Key senators will vote to declassify Senate findings on CIA

Maine Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King said Wednesday they will vote to declassify the findings, conclusions and executive summary section of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA interrogation techniques. | 04/02/14 09:31:35 By - David Lightman and Marisa Taylor

Democrats inch ahead of GOP in congressional poll

Democrats gained a slight edge in the battle for Congress, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday. | 04/02/14 07:55:53 By - David Lightman

Hoyer reflects on post-9/11 intelligence action

Rep. Steny Hoyer, the House’s number two Democrat, explained Tuesday why lawmakers did not go too far when they gave broad authority to intelligence agencies after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. | 04/02/14 06:44:18 By - By David Lightman

For GM, unsafe car design now means having to say you’re sorry

It’s been nearly 50 years since a General Motors executive made a public apology before Congress, acknowledging that the giant car maker had hired private detectives to harass a young, crusading lawyer for auto safety by the name of Ralph Nader. | 04/01/14 17:45:56 By - By Maria Recio

GM chief deflects lawmakers amid new revelations on ignitions

In her first head-on questioning from Congress, General Motors’ new chief executive, Mary Barra, sought Tuesday to quell a furor over the automaker’s failure for over a decade to fix defective ignition switches blamed for contributing to 13 fatalities in 31 frontal crashes. | 04/01/14 20:02:59 By - By Greg Gordon

Clyburn to WH: More help in mid-term elections

House Assistant Minority Leader James Clyburn, D-S.C., said the political operation that helped President Barack Obama get re-elected in 2012 needs to get involved in helping congressional Democrats in this year's House of Representatives and Senate races. | 04/01/14 06:11:09 By - William Douglas

Eyes on the prize? Social issues fade in GOP campaigns

For Republicans and social issues such as same-sex marriage, this is the silent spring. | 03/28/14 16:28:24 By - By David Lightman

Intelligence Chairman Rogers won't seek re-election

Rep. Mike Rogers, the tough-talking Michigan Republican who heads the House Intelligence Committee, said Friday he won’t seek re-election to another term. | 03/28/14 09:24:35 By - David Lightman

Senate panel vote on releasing CIA study delayed

Senate Intelligence Committee Democrats, locked in an unprecedented power struggle with the CIA, have added substantially to the material they want made public from their study of the agency’s use of waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods on suspected terrorists, committee chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Thursday. | 03/27/14 18:15:28 By - By David Lightman and Jonathan S. Landay

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