The Senate’s intelligence committee chairman said she supports requiring U.S. phone carriers led by Verizon Communications Inc. to hold calling records for use by the National Security Agency, which may speed an end to the spy agency’s collection of that information.
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.
Raising taxes for top earners was anathema to Representative Dave Camp. Still, there he was on New Year’s Day 2013 backing a plan to do just that -- averting a U.S. fiscal crisis -- to help John Boehner.
The CIA failed to disclose to Congress how widely it used extreme interrogation methods, which in one case led to a prisoner’s death from hypothermia, according to two U.S. officials who have seen a 6,300-page report by the Senate intelligence committee.
After eight months of disclosures on U.S. spying on allies and foes alike, the fix proposed by President Barack Obama and top lawmakers still would let the government access phone and Internet records.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got a taste of the budget fights he will face this year as senators protested his proposals to cut the Army’s size, reduce benefits for troops and retire the A-10 attack plane.