Jan 6, 2015

CIA says its inspector general is resigning at end of month

CIA Inspector General David Buckley, who investigated a dispute between the agency and Congress over the handling of records of the CIA’s detention and interrogation activities, is resigning effective Jan. 31, the CIA said on Monday. The agency said in a statement that Buckley, ...

Women, minorities swell ranks of new U.S. Congress

Jan 5, 2015

Women, minorities swell ranks of new U.S. Congress

Congress’ approval rating hovers around 15 percent, but there’s one group of people excited about the institution: the newly elected lawmakers who are about to join its ranks. The House will welcome 58 freshmen this coming week, including 43 Republicans and 15 Democrats, pushing ...

U.S. sees spike in Caribbean migrant inflow

Jan 5, 2015

U.S. sees spike in Caribbean migrant inflow

A recent spike in Cubans attempting to reach the United States by sea has generated headlines. But the numbers of Haitians and other Caribbean islanders making similar journeys are up even more. And while federal law grants legal residency to Cubans reaching U.S. soil, ...

Lawmakers rally behind Scalise

Jan 5, 2015

Lawmakers rally behind Scalise

Republican lawmakers closed ranks Sunday behind the No. 3 House Republican leader as the party aimed to move past the controversy over his speech 12 years ago to a white supremacist group. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana has said the speech was ...

U.S. torture program was mismanaged

Dec 26, 2014

U.S. torture program was mismanaged

The Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation program and the spy agency’s official response clash on almost every aspect of the long-secret operation, including the brutality and effectiveness of its methods and the agency’s secret dealings with the Bush White House, Congress and the ...

Dec 24, 2014

AP sources: NYC Rep. Grimm to plead guilty to tax evasion

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm was expected to plead guilty to a federal tax evasion charge Tuesday, people familiar with the plea negotiations said, but it was unclear what would become of his congressional career. Grimm was due in a Brooklyn federal court Tuesday on ...

Dec 23, 2014

Going it alone, Obama made big moves in 2014

President Barack Obama rang in 2014 by declaring a “year of action” focusing on fairness, competitiveness and the power of American diplomacy. Since Congress seemed unwilling to help, the president acted alone, issuing more than 80 executive actions and related measures. On immigration, climate ...

Dec 21, 2014

Exile groups face choice: adapt or die

by Laura Wides-Munoz

Hours before President Barack Obama announced an end to a half-century of U.S. efforts to isolate Cuba’s communist government, the Cuban American National Foundation opened the doors to its inviting new headquarters, with a modern glass and concrete lobby in the heart of Miami’s ...