Politics

4:19am

Mon December 15, 2014
Politics

'Warning Shot': Sen. Warren On Fighting Banks, And Her Political Future

Originally published on Tue December 16, 2014 6:20 pm

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. (right), a member of the Senate banking committee, and Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., ranking member of the House financial services committee, express their outrage to reporters that a $1.1 trillion spending bill that was passed in Congress contains changes to the 2010 Dodd-Frank law that regulates complex financial instruments known as derivatives.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Updated at 9:30 a.m. ET

Sen. Elizabeth Warren failed to stop a change in bank regulations last weekend, but she raised her profile yet again.

The Massachusetts Democrat tells NPR that her fight over a provision in a spending bill was a "warning shot." She intends to continue her fight against what she describes as the power of Wall Street, even though that fight brought her to oppose leaders of her own party.

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3:25pm

Sun December 14, 2014
The Two-Way

Cheney On Harsh Interrogation: 'I'd Do It Again In A Minute'

Originally published on Sun December 14, 2014 3:51 pm

Former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, in September. Cheney has been highly critical of the bipartisan Senate report
Cliff Owen AP

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is standing by his spirited defense of harsh interrogation techniques used against terrorist suspects during the George W. Bush administration.

Given another chance to authorize such methods, Cheney declared on NBC's Meet the Press today: "I'd do it again in a minute."

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7:47am

Sun December 14, 2014
Politics

Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

Originally published on Sun December 14, 2014 12:18 pm

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7:47am

Sun December 14, 2014
National Security

Two Views Of The CIA's 'Enhanced' Interrogations

Originally published on Tue December 16, 2014 6:06 pm

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2:18pm

Sat December 13, 2014
The Two-Way

Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

Originally published on Sun December 14, 2014 2:28 pm

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Friday, as the Senate considers a spending bill.
Lauren Victoria Burke AP

Updated at 10:05 p.m. ET

The Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending package Saturday night on a 56-40 bipartisan vote, after overruling an objection from Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.

Earlier Saturday, the Senate had voted on a short-term continuing resolution that extended their deadline to pass the spending bill. But in the evening, Senate leadership came to an agreement and the legislative body voted to move the bill forward sooner than anticipated, ending debate and allowing a vote Saturday night.

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10:55am

Sat December 13, 2014
Politics

Government Funding Bill Rolls Back Trucker Rest Requirements

Originally published on Sat December 13, 2014 2:21 pm

The spending bill in Congress is not just about money. Tucked inside the bill are provisions to change regulations affecting everything from banking to the environment. One regulatory rollback has those concerned about truck safety especially upset.

The regulation is part of a series of rules that spell out the number of hours that long-haul truck drivers, the ones behind the wheel of the big rigs on the interstates, can be on the road.

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8:12am

Sat December 13, 2014
Politics

Levin, Harkin, Coburn Among Senators Bidding Adieu

Originally published on Sat December 13, 2014 2:21 pm

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8:12am

Sat December 13, 2014
Politics

Outrage On The Left And Right As Senate Delays Spending Vote

Originally published on Sat December 13, 2014 2:21 pm

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8:12am

Sat December 13, 2014
Race

Activists Gather On Washington Mall To Protest Police Violence

Originally published on Sun December 14, 2014 1:38 pm

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4:53pm

Fri December 12, 2014
Politics

Outgoing Rep. Mike Rogers Reflects On Congressional Career

Originally published on Fri December 12, 2014 6:16 pm

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