The head of the Intelligence panel on Tuesday sharply accused the CIA of violating federal law and undermining the constitutional principle of congressional oversight as she detailed how the agency secretly removed documents from computers used by her panel to investigate a controversial interrogation program.
The Washington businessman who pleaded guilty Monday to crafting an illegal shadow campaign to help D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray get elected in 2010 isn't just a headache for Gray's reelection campaign this month. He's also had ties to a past campaign of a much bigger potential candidate for office: Hillary Clinton.
In recent years, Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) have arguably developed the most important friendship in the upper chamber — and they have a plan that may help to restore bipartisanship in the Senate.