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  • Library marks anniversary of 1st Bush presidency

    The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library is holding a weekend of special events to mark the 25th anniversary of the start of the first Bush presidency.

  • Senate report: Torture didn't lead to bin Laden; CIA disputes conclusion

    A Senate investigation concludes waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, according to congressional aides and outside experts familiar with a still-secret, 6,200-page report. The finding could deepen the worst rift in years between lawmakers and the CIA.

  • EDITORIAL: Endangered Democrats racing to the exits

    President Obama continues to fall in the polls, to a new low as measured by The Wall Street Journal/NBC News. Whether for his foreign or domestic performance, the public judges the president harshly. He has fallen so far, to 41 percent approval in this latest poll, that loyal Democrats are having unhappy thoughts.

  • Text of Feinstein statement on CIA investigations

    Text of Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein's statement on the Senate floor about her committee's investigation into allegations of CIA abuse in its detention and interrogation program, as provided by her office:

  • Shirley Temple won praise in diplomatic career

    Shirley Temple got her first ambassador appointment after Secretary of State Henry Kissinger heard her discussing Namibia at a party and, in her words, was "surprised that I even knew the word."

  • **FILE** Rep. Randy Weber, Texas Republican (Associated Press)

    Rep. Randy Weber calls Obama a 'Socialistic dictator'

    Rep. Randy Weber called President Obama a "Socialistic dictator" Tuesday night as he waited on the Texas House floor for the State of the Union address to begin.

  • **FILE** Gen. Keith B. Alexander, director of the National Security Agency and head of the U.S. Cyber Command, testifies before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Capitol Hill in Washington on June 18, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Government panel urges end to phone data spying

    A sharply divided government task force that reviewed the National Security Agency's surveillance program for four months has urged President Barack Obama to shut down the agency's bulk collection of phone data and purge its massive inventory of millions of Americans' calling records, The Associated Press has learned.

  • BOOK REVIEW: Obama did not believe in the strategy he approved

    Some memoirs are written to explain or apologize, and some are written to settle scores. Although Robert M. Gates' "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War" settles some scores, my sense is that he wrote it to get his whole experience as secretary of defense behind him.

  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

    LUNA: A case for mercy

    During his 2007 presidential campaign, Barack Obama decried then-President Bush's failure to find merciful alternatives to the harsh sentences given to low-level, nonviolent drug offenders under the federal mandatory-minimum regime.

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