House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney “set a tone and an attitude for the CIA” that led to the agency’s use of enhanced interrogation techniques at secret prisons after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The Senate intelligence committee called on President Barack Obama to make public key sections of its classified report on extreme interrogation techniques used by the CIA after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that one his priorities as the new chairman of the Senate Finance Committee will be renew about 50 U.S. tax credits and deductions that expired as last year ended.
Dan Coats , who left the U.S. Senate 12 years ago and more recently worked as a Washington lobbyist, won the Republican nomination in Indiana for the seat being vacated by his successor, Democratic Senator Evan Bayh .
A gap of almost $250 exists between the states reaping the highest per person benefit from the mortgage interest deduction and those with the lowest such figure, according to a Congressional Research Service report highlighting the tax break’s uneven distribution.