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  • Britain Confronts Gas Mother Lode With Fracking by Lord Browne

    An icy rain is pelting about 30 protesters who’ve converged at the gate of a natural gas drilling site near Manchester, England. On the other side of a fence topped with razor wire, a 10-story-high rig is boring into shale to determine if it’s suitable for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The demonstrators unfurl a banner: “Fracking will poison our children.”

  • NSA Searched Americans’ E-Mail, Phone Calls, Clapper Says

    U.S. intelligence agencies searched the content of e-mails and other electronic communications of Americans without warrants, the nation’s top intelligence official told members of Congress.

  • NSA Searched E-Mail, Phone Calls of Americans: Clapper

    U.S. intelligence agencies searched the content of e-mails and other electronic communications of Americans without warrants, the nation’s top intelligence official told members of Congress.

  • James Baker Says Republicans Were Losers in Shutdown

    James Baker, who served in the administrations of presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, called Republicans the losers in the debate that shut down the U.S. government for 16 days.

  • James Baker on Espionage, World Bank’s Badre: D.C. Scene

    Bertrand Badre, managing director and chief financial officer of the World Bank, and Representative Carolyn Maloney, New York Democrat, dined last night at the French-American Cultural Foundation’s 15th anniversary gala.

  • Four Traits Make a Great Secretary of State

    The U.S. secretary of State sweepstakes is on. Who’s it going to be? Susan Rice, John Kerry, Tom Donilon or some mystery candidate who will surprise us all?

  • Kerry Defends Peace Efforts as Israeli Criticism Gets Personal

    Israeli officials’ jibes at U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry have intensified as he works on a blueprint for a final Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, forcing him to defend a mission already burdened by wide gaps.

  • Lawmakers Urged to Separate Budget Debate From Tax Code Overhaul

    A rewrite of the nation’s tax laws should be considered separately from the budget debate dominating Capitol Hill, the leaders of the last major tax code overhaul told the chief tax-writers in U.S. Congress.

  • Controls Over NSA Spying Considered by U.S. Privacy Board

    A citizen’s privacy board will consider whether opponents of U.S. spying programs should be represented before a secret court overseeing government surveillance -- as recommended by a former judge on that court.

  • Camp Seeks Individual Rate Cuts, Resists Obama Plan (Transcript)

    Republican Representative Dave Camp, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and the party’s top congressional tax-writer, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that the U.S. tax systems for individuals and corporations should be revamped together.

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