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Capitol Hill Republicans on Sunday called the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups "chilling" and demanded a congressional inquiry.
Capitol Hill lawmakers said Sunday that the U.S. must take a tough stance against Syria for reportedly using chemical weapons against its own people but stopped short of calling for troops to intervene inside the country.
The White House accused Republicans of a political distraction Wednesday after House committee chairmen asked President Obama to release a State Department cable that they said would prove Hillary Rodham Clinton, as secretary off state, signed off on security cuts at the diplomatic post in Benghazi ahead of the attack Sept. 11.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s failure to recognize political Islam as a driver of jihadist terrorism is partly to blame for the FBI not identifying one of the Boston Marathon bombers in 2011 as a security risk, according to U.S. officials and private counterterrorism analysts.
Lawmakers are debating a cybersecurity bill that the White House has threatened to veto and that opponents say will facilitate broad government monitoring of Internet traffic.
Opponents of a bill to let private companies share cybersecurity information with the federal government vowed Thursday to continue their fight, saying the proposed law would lead to broader government monitoring of the Internet.
The director of national intelligence said Thursday he does not like being asked questions in public about the activities he oversees, telling lawmakers his efforts to avoid spilling secrets sometimes make him look as if he has something to hide.
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence voted 18-2 Wednesday to pass legislation that would allow private companies to share cybersecurity information with federal agencies.
President Obama said in Israel on Wednesday that he is "deeply skeptical" of reports that Syrian opposition rebels have used chemical weapons, and he pledged that the United States will investigate before taking any possible action.
Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said it's high time for America to get involved in Syria.
President Obama cautioned against jumping to conclusions about conflicting reports that chemical weapons are now being used in Syria's 2-year-old civil war, although he stressed Wednesday that if the reports are true it would be "a game changer."
The Pentagon will increase its missile defenses over the next few years to address potential threats from Iran and North Korea's progress in developing long-range missile capabilities, Pentagon officials said Friday.
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has scheduled a vote Tuesday on the nomination of White House counterterrorism adviser John O. Brennan to be CIA director, moving the embattled pick one step closer to confirmation by the full Senate.
How serious is the threat of Chinese hackers to the security of the United States? Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, can't tell you.
Cybersecurity analysts on Wednesday criticized the Obama's administration's new plan to protect vital industries such as banking and energy from attacks by hackers, spies and foreign enemies.