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Senate Approves Nomination Of John Brennan As CIA Chief

Senate Approves Nomination Of John Brennan As CIA ChiefAfter an epic filibuster by Sen. Rand Paul that lasted into the early morning hours, the Senate voted this afternoon to confirm the nomination of John Brennan as the country's next Central Intelligence Agency director.

U.S. Spent Too Much In Iraq, Got Little In Return, Watchdog Report Says

U.S. Spent Too Much In Iraq, Got Little In Return, Watchdog Report SaysA decade and $60 billion later what does the U.S. have to show for the reconstruction efforts in Iraq?

President Could, In Theory, Order Drone Strike Inside U.S., Holder Says

President Could, In Theory, Order Drone Strike Inside U.S., Holder SaysAttorney General Eric Holder has said in a letter to Sen. Rand Paul that the president could in an "entirely hypothetical" situation authorize the military to use lethal force within U.S. territory.

Nuclear Waste Seeping From 6 Containers In Washington

Nuclear Waste Seeping From 6 Containers In WashingtonThe number of underground containers seeping nuclear waste has increased to six from one at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation near Richland, Wash.

GOP Minority Outreach: ‘Future Majority Caucus’

After the 2012 election, many Republicans admit they need to do more to reach out to minorities. The party recently launched a campaign called the 'Future Majority Caucus,' to recruit women and people of color to seek state offices. Host Michel Martin speaks with Ed Gillespie, chairman of the Republican State Leadership Committee about the effort.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Obama’s Pick For CIA Chief To Face Senate Scrutiny

Obama’s Pick For CIA Chief To Face Senate ScrutinyAs Obama's chief counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan has been associated with some controversial policies, including the use of armed drones. It's unlikely his appointment as CIA director is in trouble, but he's likely to face questions on drones as well as the agency's interrogation policies.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Who Gets The Blame For The Romney Loss? The Tea Party Has A Theory.

The Tea Party and other conservatives argue that Mitt Romney lost the election because he was "too moderate." And they are calling for a complete overhaul of the Republican Party. But the evolving demographics may have played a bigger role.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Likely Suspects: Guessing Obama’s Second-Term Cabinet

Likely Suspects: Guessing Obama’s Second-Term CabinetA number of people are in the running for Cabinet appointments in President Obama's second term.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Senate Democrats Add To Majority: Caucus Now 54 Plus One

Senate Democrats Add To Majority: Caucus Now 54 Plus OneSenate Democrats did better than just keep their slim majority. Wednesday brought news that they expanded it by managing to retain control of two of their most threatened seats, in Montana and North Dakota.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

After Romney’s Loss, Mormons Lament What Might Have Been

After Romney’s Loss, Mormons Lament What Might Have BeenMitt Romney's White House run raised the profile of his Mormon faith, and made many fellow Mormons hope that misunderstandings of their faith could be dispelled. And, of course, there was pride in seeing one of their own come so close to the White House. Those hopes were dashed with his loss Tuesday.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us