- Lawmaker attacks torture defense by former CIA leader Updated: May-11-15 7:13 pm
WASHINGTON - A new book by a former CIA leader seeks to "justify the CIA's failings" with inaccurate criticisms of the Senate intelligence committee's investigation into the agency's use of torture, the key senator behind the investigation said Monday.
- New push to give Pentagon the lead on drone strikes Updated: May-08-15 10:26 am
WASHINGTON - The deaths of an Italian and an American in a covert CIA drone strike in Pakistan - and the rhetorical contortions required of the president when he informed the world - have breathed new urgency into a long-stalled plan to give the Pentagon primacy over targeted killing of terrorists overseas.
- Hawaii lawmakers vote to get rid of ethanol in gas mandate Updated: May-06-15 1:17 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii is poised to join an odd coalition of environmentalists, fuel manufacturers and chicken farmers who want to do away with a mandate to mix fuel with ethanol.
- In Congress, income inequality fact of life for food servers Updated: May-04-15 3:38 am
WASHINGTON - Income inequality is more than a political sound bite to workers in the Capitol. It's their life.