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Charleston Church Shooting, House Revives Trade Bill, Al Qaeda Leader Killed in Drone Strike, Jeb Bush Enters 2016 Race

June 19, 2015
A hate crimes investigation after a church shooting, Republicans work again on trade, the CIA's drone war and 2016 politics
From the Vault

The Beginning of the Patriot Act

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October 26, 2001
As Congress debates portions of the PATRIOT Act that expired this week, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to the day President George W. Bush signed the bill into law in 2001.
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The Power of the CIA

June 2, 2015
As the United States continues its military assault against terrorist groups in the Middle East and relies more and more on drone strikes, the power of the Central Intelligence Agency in foreign policy decision making has never been greater.
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Mission Unstoppable

May 18, 2015
Yochi Dreazen, Sean D. Naylor | Foreign Policy
From drone strikes to prison torture, the CIA has been pulling the strings of U.S. foreign policy since 9/11.
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SCOTUS to Tackle Same-Sex Marriage, Petraeus Pleads Guilty, Obama's Immigration Hurdle, and Iran’s Role Fighting ISIS

March 6, 2015
Former CIA Chief David Petraeus pleads guilty, US waits for an immigration ruling, Iran’s role in taking the fight to ISIS, and what’s next for the Supreme Court?
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Boston Marathon Trial Jury Selection, Potential Charges for Petraeus and Romney...Again?

January 9, 2015
1200 potential jurors summoned in Tsarnaev trial and Petraeus could face charges for sharing classified information.
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Americans don't share outrage on CIA techniques: Poll

December 17, 2014
John Harwood | CNBC
Americans do not share the outrage expressed by Senate Democrats over brutal interrogation techniques employed by the CIA, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
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Brennan Draws on Bond With Obama in Backing CIA

December 15, 2014
Peter Baker, Mark Mazzetti | The New York Times
Just hours before he publicly responded last week to the Senate Intelligence Committee report accusing the Central Intelligence Agency of torture and deceit, John O. Brennan, the C.I.A.’s director, stopped by the White House to meet with President Obama.
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Hidden Nuggets in the Spending Bill and President Obama's Trip to The Colbert Report

December 12, 2014
Regulatory changes hidden in the omnibus spending bill and how the NY Times scooped the CIA torture report.
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