“There’s no black male my age, who’s a professional, who hasn’t come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn’t hand them their car keys,” Obama told People magazine in an interview out Wednesday. That happened to him, he said.
“This is news,” said Gov. Terry Branstad of Iowa, where the first votes will be cast in January 2016 caucuses. “I didn’t expect to see this happen this quickly.”
“My concern about the strategy he employed is that it has a result he didn’t intend,” Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said of Cruz’ maneuverings on Friday night, when he sought to force a vote on Obama’s immigration policy. Among the consequences, she said, would be confirmation of a number of appointees who are controversial, including some to “lifetime judicial” posts.
Republican Rep. Cory Gardner will replace Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in January. On Monday, Senate Republicans finalized their caucus’ committee assignments for the next session. Gardner will sit on four committees. They are Energy, Foreign Relations, Commerce and Small Business.
Brennan acknowledged CIA officers did “abhorrent” things and were unprepared to run a detention program after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Yet he was hardly praiseworthy of Feinstein and fellow Democrats, calling it “lamentable” they interviewed no CIA personnel to ask, “What were you thinking?” He called the investigation “flawed.”
“We have learned from these mistakes,” current CIA Director John Brennan said.
“These provisions are destructive to middle class families and to the practice of our democracy,” Pelosi said. “We must get them out of the omnibus package.”
“They’re not doing their jobs, and we as the electorate are stupid in sending the same people back and expecting things to change,” said Cole, a retiree who lives in Ocala, Florida.
WASHINGTON | Abu Zubaydah was the CIA’s guinea pig. He was the first high-profile al Qaida terror suspect captured after the Sept. 11 attacks, and the first to vanish into the spy agency’s secret prisons, the first subjected to grinding white noise and sleep deprivation tactics and the first to gasp under the simulated drowning of […]
“The individuals responsible for the criminal conspiracy … must be brought to justice, and must face criminal penalties commensurate with the gravity of their crimes,” Emmerson said. “The fact that the policies revealed in this report were authorized at a high level within the U.S. government provides no excuse whatsoever. Indeed, it reinforces the need for criminal accountability.”