Bitter partisanship before U.S. Senate passes major spending bill

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Before the U.S. Senate voted to pass a trillion-dollar spending bill that ended the threat of a government shutdown, bitter partisanship on the Senate floor.

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GOP heavyweights McCain, Cheney find opposing views on CIA report

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Senator John McCain and former Vice President Dick Cheney weigh in on the U.S. Senate's report on the CIA torture of detainees after the Sept. 11 attacks.

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America's shameful response to the torture report

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America's shameful response to the torture report

The reaction to the Senate report on the Central Intelligence Agency's torture program has been almost as depressing as the report itself -- which is saying something. There's been impotent outrage from people you'd expect to be outraged; lame excuses from people you'd expect to make excuses; and muddled ambivalence from the vast uncommitted.

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US Senate passes spending bill, ends govt shutdown threat

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US Senate passes spending bill, ends govt shutdown threat

The U.S. Senate on Saturday passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that lifts the threat of a government shutdown as Congress attempts to wrap up a two-year legislative session marked by bitter partisanship and few major accomplishments.

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U.S. Senate passes funding extension to avert government shutdown

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U.S. Senate passes extension of federal spending authority through midnight Wednesday, staving off the threat of a government shutdown that could have been triggered by early Sunday.

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Vietnam protests Canadian senate's passage of 'Journey to Freedom Act'

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Vietnam protests Canadian senate's passage of 'Journey to Freedom Act'

Vietnam's foreign ministry voiced objections to the Canadian Senate's passage of a bill that recognized April 30 as a national day, saying it distorted "historical facts" and served "personal polical agenda."

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House narrowly passes spending bill, averts government shutdown

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House narrowly passes spending bill, averts government shutdown

The House of Representatives averted a government shutdown on Thursday, narrowly passing a $1.1 trillion spending bill despite strenuous Democratic objections to controversial financial provisions.

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Torture, deny, repeat: ‘Enhanced interrogation’ never works, the CIA never learns

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Torture, deny, repeat: ‘Enhanced interrogation’ never works, the CIA never learns

When the United States was attacked on 9/11, every member of the Central Intelligence Agency’s clandestine services had a rule book on the conduct of interrogations. It was clear and concise.

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U.S. House passes $1.1 trillion government funding bill

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U.S. House passes $1.1 trillion government funding bill

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill late on Thursday to fund most federal agencies through Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year.

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CIA chief says some interrogation techniques led to Osama bin Laden

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CIA Director John Brennan also said U.S. allies have expressed 'strong concern' to him about the release of the Senate interrogation report.

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Obama administration mobilizes to save faltering spending bill

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Obama administration mobilizes to save faltering spending bill

The Obama administration made a last-ditch attempt on Thursday to drum up Democratic support to salvage a faltering $1.1 trillion spending bill, just hours ahead of a midnight U.S. government shutdown deadline.

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Psychologist says U.S. Senate's CIA report makes false charges

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Psychologist says U.S. Senate's CIA report makes false charges

One of the two psychologists who devised the CIA's harsh Bush-era interrogation methods said on Wednesday that a scathing U.S. Senate report on the torture of foreign terrorism suspects "took things out of context" and made false accusations.

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Australian Senate inquiry finds govt responsible for deadly asylum-seeker riots

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Australian Senate inquiry finds govt responsible for deadly asylum-seeker riots

The Australian government failed to protect asylum seekers in its custody during a deadly riot at an immigration detention center earlier this year, and as such was guilty of human rights abuses, said a Senate inquiry report released on Thursday.

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Torture report revives rogue image the CIA has sought to erase

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Torture report revives rogue image the CIA has sought to erase

This week’s Senate report on the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation methods is neither the first nor the worst time the agency has run afoul of its congressional overseers.

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Obama closer to closing Guantanamo, but hurdles remain

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Obama closer to closing Guantanamo, but hurdles remain

As more detainees are transferred out of the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, obstacles remain in closing the controversial detention facility for good.

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