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Clinton testifies on Benghazi attack

The State Department released Friday its first round of emails from Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State, offering a new look at her handling of the attacks on the U.S. 48 more words

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Surveillance debate produces unusual alliances in Capitol

Congress’ debate over domestic surveillance is scrambling partisan divisions in the Senate as libertarian-minded Republicans defy their leaders to make common cause with liberal Democrats. Tea party conservative Sen. 52 more words

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Tobacco firms get partial win over claims on smoking effects

A federal appeals court says America’s largest tobacco companies must inform consumers that cigarettes were formulated to increase addiction, but not that they lied about the dangers of smoking. 45 more words

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Surveillance debate produces unusual alliances in Capitol

In this Feb. 12, 2015 file photo, Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, accompanied by Republican Presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Congress’ debate over domestic surveillance is scrambling partisan divisions in the Senate as libertarian-minded Republicans defy their leaders to make common cause with liberal Democrats. 28 more words

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VA must find millions to finish troubled Denver hospital

The Veterans Affairs Department averted a costly construction shutdown at its hal… . Members of a construction crew work at the site of the new Veterans Administration hospital complex, in Aurora, Colo., Thursday May 21, 2015. 9 more words

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A guide to the Patriot Act debate

Two years after Edward Snowden exposed the National Security Agency’s secret collection of the data of millions of Americans’ private communications, the bulk of those programs remain intact. 38 more words

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Demilitarizing the cops: States retool police training

When prosecutor Dan Satterberg used to visit Washington state’s police academy, the seas would part before him. Recruits would snap to attention, backs to the walls, and allow him to pass. 7 more words

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