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  • Former CIA probers urge new investigative panel

    The chief counsel and former staffers of a 1975 Senate committee that investigated CIA abuses are asking Congress and President Barack Obama to form a special panel to probe missteps by the nation's spy agencies.


  • Mo. Senate panel backs Medicaid managed care

    After a month of hearings, a state Senate committee narrowly voted Thursday to advance legislation that would revamp the way Medicaid is administered in Missouri to make it more like private insurance for many patients.


  • CIA Director John O. Brennan pauses as he speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Washington. The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Tuesday the CIA improperly searched a stand-alone computer network established for Congress in its investigation of allegations of CIA abuse in a Bush-era detention and interrogation program and the agency's own inspector general has referred the matter to the Justice Department for possible legal action. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Why CIA, senators still feuding over 9/11 secrets

    The festering dispute between the CIA and Senate investigators that exploded in public this week shows just how hard it can be to learn from the past and move on.


  • Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. talks to reporters as she leaves the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, after saying that the CIA's improper search of a stand-alone computer network established for Congress has been referred to the Justice Department. The issue stems from the investigation into allegations of CIA abuse in a Bush-era detention and interrogation program. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    EDITORIAL: Feinstein late to the party on misbehaving spies

    Ask CIA Director John O. Brennan "Who watches the watchers?" and his answer will be "Nobody." Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Tuesday applied a hot hand to the seat of the spy agency's pants after catching it snooping on the Senate.


  • Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle, right, a Wichita Republican, joins members of the Senate Judiciary Committee for a hearing on whether the state needs additional legal protections for people, groups and businesses opposing gay marriage, Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The other senators are, right to left, Pat Pettey, a Kansas City Democrat; Garrett Love, a Montezuma Republican, and Forrest Knox, an Altoona Republican. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

    Kansas gay marriage debate pushed to next year

    Kansas legislators are finished considering new legal protections this year for those who oppose gay marriage on religious grounds but will debate the issue in 2015, the state Senate's top leader said Thursday.


  • NJ Sandy contractor ousted over performance

    A member of Gov. Chris Christie's cabinet acknowledged for the first time Monday that performance problems are the reason a contractor hired last year to handle applications for New Jersey's biggest post-Superstorm Sandy housing recovery program is no longer working for the state.


  • Senate budget adds money for governor's proposals

    A Senate panel approved a $6.2 billion spending package on Sunday with more money for Republican Gov. Susana Martinez's educational initiatives in hopes of breaking a budget stalemate.


  • Bills would allow expungements for more offenses

    Some Maryland senators are growing impatient for a law that would enable people to erase certain felonies, or at least a greater range of misdemeanors, from their criminal records.


  • Wisconsin school accountability bill may be dead

    A sweeping school accountability bill that would force Wisconsin's poor-performing public schools to close drew no support at a public hearing Wednesday, and it may not have enough votes to clear the Republican-controlled Assembly Education Committee.


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