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  • Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., heads to closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 3, 2014, as the panel votes to approve declassifying part of a secret report on Bush-era interrogations of terrorism suspects puts the onus on the CIA and a reluctant White House to speed the release of one of the most definitive accounts about the government's actions after the 9/11 attacks. Members of the intelligence community raised concerns that the committee failed to interview top spy agency officials who had authorized or supervised the brutal interrogations. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Senate panel votes to release CIA torture report

    The Senate intelligence committee has voted to release parts of a classified report that harshly criticizes CIA terror interrogations after 9/11.

  • Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republican, says it's too early to reach any conclusions after allegations were made that the CIA snooped through Congressional computers. He said there are a lot of unanswered questions that must be addressed. (Associated Press photographs)

    Sen. Saxby Chambliss urges caution in CIA-Senate clash

    The top Republican on the Senate intelligence committee pushed back Wednesday against accusations that the CIA snooped through congressional computers, saying that the facts are still too murky to draw any firm conclusions and a special investigator may have to be enlisted to sort it all out.

  • Chambliss inducted into Ga. Peanut Hall of Fame

    The office of Republican U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss say the lawmaker has become the fifth person to be inducted into the Georgia Peanut Commission's Peanut Hall of Fame.

  • ** FILE ** In this March 20, 2010, file photo, Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., speaks to people demonstrating against the health care bill on the U.S. Capitol steps a day before Congress is set to vote on health care reform on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans see the 2014 midterm elections as a chance to capitalize on voter frustration with the problem-plagued health care overhaul, but the GOP first must settle a slate of Senate primaries where conservatives are arguing over the best way to oppose President Barack Obama's signature law. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

    Health care divides some Republican Senate rivals

    Republicans see the 2014 midterm elections as a chance to capitalize on voter frustration with the problem-plagued health care overhaul, but the GOP first must settle a slate of Senate primaries where conservatives are arguing over the best way to oppose President Barack Obama's signature law.

  • Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republican (Associated Press)

    Sen. Saxby Chambliss: This is no time to ease up on Iran; sanctions are working

    Sen. Saxby Chambliss said Sunday he is no fan of the new deal to ease economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for concessions on that country's nuclear program, saying the Senate likely will move ahead to tighten sanctions that are working.

  • Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina wants Abu Anas al-Libi taken to the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as an enemy combatant and interrogated. (Associated Press)

    Sen. Graham wants al-Libi sent quickly to Guantanamo for interrogation

    Three influential Republican lawmakers slammed the Obama administration's handling of Abu Anas al-Libi, the suspected high-level al Qaeda operative captured by American commandos in Tripoli, Libya, on Saturday, saying the terrorist now being held and interrogated on a U.S. Navy ship on the Mediterranean Sea should be transferred quickly to the detainee prison at Guantanamo Bay.

  • FILE - This file image from the FBI website shows Abu Anas al-Libi, an al-Qaeda leader connected to the 1998 embassy bombings in eastern Africa and wanted by the United States for more than a decade. Al-Libi was captured in a raid Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, and is being held aboard the USS San Antonio, a warship mainly used to transport troops. Instead of sending suspected terrorists to Guantanamo Bay or secret CIA "black" sites for interrogation, the Obama administration is questioning them aboard U.S. naval vessels. (AP Photo/FBI, File)

    GOP lawmakers want captured Libyan in Guantanamo

    Three influential Republican lawmakers slammed the Obama administration's handling of Abu Anas al-Libi, the suspected high-level al Qaeda operative captured by American commandos in Tripoli on Saturday, saying the terrorist now being held and interrogated on a U.S. Navy ship on the Mediterranean Sea should be quickly transferred to the detainee prison at Guantanamo Bay.

  • A man walks past the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013. The threat of a terrorist attack led to the weekend closure of 21 U.S. embassies and consulates in the Muslim world and a global travel warning to Americans, the first such alert since an announcement before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 strikes. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

    Terror threat: Sen. Saxby Chambliss cites increased 'chatter'

    The top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee calls it the "most serious threat I've seen in a number of years."

  • Learning to love the Surveillance State

    For a decade, members of Washington's political establishment have derided civil libertarians, mocking their warnings about the slow but dangerous creep of the Surveillance State. Sen. John McCain, one of Big Brother's most vocal cheerleaders on Capitol Hill, recently referred to his colleagues who expressed concern about the Obama administration's use of drones as "wacko birds."

  • The Washington Times

    BARR: Learning to love the Surveillance State

    For a decade, members of Washington’s political establishment have derided civil libertarians, mocking their warnings about the slow but dangerous creep of the Surveillance State.

  • **FILE** Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republican, waits to speak with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 16, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Sen. Saxby Chambliss: 'Gee whiz,' male hormones drive sex assaults in military

    Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss is facing heat from both sides of the political aisle for comments he made about sexual crimes in the military that seemed to attribute the problem to natural hormone levels in males.

  • **FILE** CIA Director nominee John Brennan testifies Feb. 7, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Select Intelligence Committee holding his confirmation hearing. (Associated Press)

    Senate intelligence panel OKs Brennan nomination for CIA director

    While Mrs. Feinstein said all of the committee's Democrats voted to confirm Mr. Brennan, neither she nor Mr. Chambliss were willing to identify the other Republicans who had voted "no."

  • Nebraska’s Johanns joins senators not running for re-election

    Nebraska Republican Sen. Mike Johanns won't seek a second term next year, saying he wants a "quieter time" with his wife and family after three decades in public office.

  • **FILE** Sen. Mike Johanns, Nebraska Republican, speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 13, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Nebraska's Johanns won't seek re-election to Senate

    Nebraska Republican Sen. Mike Johanns won't seek a second term next year, saying he wants a "quieter time" with his wife and family after three decades in public office.

  • Possible contenders weigh succeeding Chambliss

    Potential front-runners to replace retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss aren't ready to officially jump into the race for the Georgia Republican's seat but they're not denying interest in the job.

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