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Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., was interrupted on the Senate floor Monday by anti-torture protesters demanding and chanting for prosecutions from details uncovered in the CIA torture report. 

The demonstrators made entry as visitors to the Senate floor and began shouting “U.S. torture, it’s official, prosecute now!” as they were quickly muted and removed from the room. Durbin immediately ceased speaking until the chants of “prosecute now” were heard from outside the Senate floor. 

Eleven of the protesters were arrested by Capitol Police as other visitors to the Senate gallery were warned that more outbursts would lead to their arrest, “You’re here as a guest of the United States Senate.” 

This comes just days after two anti-torture protestors were arrested at the Virginia home of former Vice President Dick Cheney. Twenty prisoners, many in prison jumpsuits, walked onto his McLean property Saturday to mark the 14th anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, Reuters reports. 

Additional protestors went to the home of CIA Director John Brennan. 

Two members who refused to leave the premises by police were arrested on misdemeanor trespassing and disorderly conduct charges, said police.
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Newly-Elected Senators Significantly Younger Than Predecessors

The next Senate will be slightly younger than the current one.

11/06/2014

Cruz Says ‘Under No Circumstances’ Will He Challenge McConnell For Majority Leader

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, dismissed claims that he would contest Sen. Mitch McConnell for the Republican Senate majority position, despite very differing views between the two GOP senators on the Affordable Care Act, immigration and threats of another government shutdown.

11/05/2014

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Exit Poll: Party Leaders A Drag On Both Sides

More than a third of those who voted for a Republican House candidate were dissatisfied or angry with GOP leaders in Congress; a quarter of Democratic voters upset with President Obama.

11/04/2014

CBS News projects that Republican Tom Cotton has unseated Democratic incumbent Mark Pryor in Arkansas. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

CBS News: Republican Tom Cotton Wins Arkansas Senate Race

Big night for GOP in Arkansas as Republican Asa Hutchinson wins governor’s race.

11/04/2014

President Barack Obama responded to Republicans’ newfound majorities in both chambers of Congress by saying he “looks forward” to finding any and all overlaps between the agenda of GOP leaders and his administration – but stopped short of saying he will alter plans for immigration reform, health care or minimum wage.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘This Election Cycle Probably The Worst Possible Group Of States For Democrats’ Since Eisenhower

He compares the states Democrats are defending to the 1958 Republican losses during the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower.

11/04/2014

Much of the conversation surrounding the midterm elections focuses on the estimated 40 percent of U.S. adults who plan to vote on Nov. 4, but the much larger share of those who won’t be at the polls are younger, poorer and more racially diverse. credit: Logan Mock-Bunting/Getty Images

Poll: 70 Percent Of US Nonvoters Under Age Fifty

A new Pew Research Center poll of voting age adults who don’t plan on voting Tuesday shows a group of young Americans who have trouble with finances and weak connections to either the Republican or Democratic parties.

11/04/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (File photo. Credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Christie Faces First Major Test Of His National Electoral Might

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie won’t be on the ballot Tuesday, but he’ll face the first major test of his national electoral might as voters head to the polls in nearly a dozen competitive governors’ races.

11/04/2014

Democrat Earl Everett, 81, was seeking to unseat Republican Rep. Markwayne Mullin for the 2nd District in the eastern part of the state. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Oklahoma Congressional Candidate Dies In Car Crash

Democrat Earl Everett, 81, was seeking to unseat Republican Rep. Markwayne Mullin for the 2nd District in the eastern part of the state.

11/03/2014

More than 15 million citizens across 31 states have cast early votes ahead of the final week of campaigning before Tuesday's election. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Early Votes Exceed 15 Million

More than 15 million citizens across 31 states have cast early votes ahead of the final week of campaigning before Tuesday’s election.

10/31/2014

The 2012 Republican presidential primary candidates debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on September 7, 2011.  The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation will invite 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls to debate there in September 2015. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

2016 Presidential Debates Already In The Works For GOP

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation will invite GOP presidential primary candidates to debate at California’s Reagan Library in September 2015.

10/30/2014

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