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A Senate panel has voted to give President Barack Obama the authority to use military force against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senate Panel Votes to Authorize Force in Syria

A Senate panel has voted to give President Barack Obama the authority to use military force against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack.

09/04/2013

National Security Agency chief Gen. Keith Alexander revealed Wednesday that his spy agency once tested whether it could track Americans' cell phone locations, in addition to its practice of sweeping broad information about calls made. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

NSA Head: Surveillance Programs Disrupted Dozens of Terrorist Attacks

The director of the National Security Agency said Wednesday that once-secret surveillance programs disrupted dozens of terrorist attacks, explicitly describing for Congress how the programs worked in collecting Americans’ phone records and tapping into their Internet activity.

06/12/2013

Appearing before a Senate panel, Holder also generally declined comment about a long-running NSA program to collect phone record of millions of U.S. customers of Verizon as part of an anti-terrorist effort, and affirmed he will not prosecute journalists for doing their jobs. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Holder: NSA Will Not Prosecute Any Reporter For Doing Their Job

Attorney General Eric Holder denied Thursday that the Obama administration is killing suspected terrorists with drone strikes to avoid capturing them and sending them to the Guantanamo prison it wants to close.

06/06/2013

Senior Pentagon officials are defending a 2001 military force law, saying the U.S. remains in armed conflict with al-Qaida and its associate forces. (Photo credit  -/AFP/GettyImages)

Pentagon: US Still In Armed Conflict With Al-Qaida, Enemy Threat Ongoing

Senior Pentagon officials are defending a 2001 military force law, saying the U.S. remains in armed conflict with al-Qaida and its associate forces.

05/16/2013

Democrats gave a boost Tuesday to the pillar of President Barack Obama's plans for reducing gun violence, pushing a bill requiring nearly universal federal background checks for firearms buyers through the Senate Judiciary Committee over solid Republican opposition.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Panel Approves National Background Checks For Firearms Despite Solid GOP Opposition

Democrats gave a boost Tuesday to the pillar of President Barack Obama’s plans for reducing gun violence, pushing a bill requiring nearly universal federal background checks for firearms buyers through the Senate Judiciary Committee over solid Republican opposition.

03/12/2013

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