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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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Gallup: Trust In US Federal Government To Handle International Issues Hits Record-Low

A new Gallup poll finds that Americans’ trust in the federal government to handle international problems has fallen to a record-low of 43 percent, with only 40 percent expressing confidence in Washington’s ability to handle domestic problems.

09/10/2014

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Bills Introduced to Ban Online Gambling

Lawmakers from both parties are introducing legislation that would ban online gambling. The unveiling of the bills sets the stage for an uncertain battle in Congress.

03/26/2014

France's prime minister says there's no doubt that the Syrian government carried out a deadly chemical attack against civilians — and that a failure to react would allow President Bashar Assad to launch a similar attack again. (Photo by Antoine Antoniol/Getty Images)

France: Assad Could Strike Again If No One Acts

France’s prime minister says there’s no doubt that the Syrian government carried out a deadly chemical attack against civilians — and that a failure to react would allow President Bashar Assad to launch a similar attack again.

09/04/2013

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Bongino to Announce Congressional Bid in Md.

Former U.S. Secret Service agent Dan Bongino is scheduled to announce his plans to run for the Republican nomination for Maryland’s 6th district congressional race.

06/17/2013

Feinstein: Obama May Be 'Too Cautious' With ISIS (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Suggest Terrorism Involved in Boston Bombings

With little official information to guide them, members of Congress strongly suggested on Monday that the deadly Boston Marathon explosions were acts of terrorism and vowed to bring anyone responsible to justice.

04/15/2013

A new study finds that a slight majority of Americans don't believe President Obama and the GOP will come together to solve the coming "fiscal cliff." (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Majority Of Americans To Blame GOP If ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Not Avoided

Just over half of Americans believe that President Obama and congressional Republicans will not reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff – and more say the GOP will be to blame.

11/14/2012

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