In Fiery Hearing, Pompeo Trades Barbs With Lawmakers
The secretary of state faces criticism, even from those in his own party.
He Feared the CIA Would Delete a Document Detailing Its Torture Program. So He Took It.
On our podcast: A Senate investigator who exposed the agency’s torture secrets tells his story.
Torture, Morality at Heart of Senate Hearing on Trump’s Pick to Head CIA
Gina Haspel dodges questions but appears headed toward narrow confirmation.
Pompeo Braces for Brutal Confirmation Fight
With a tight vote looming, lawmakers hope to extract the outgoing CIA chief’s pledge to restore a damaged State Department.
The Teflon Don
Sex scandals have a long history of taking down politicians — but don't get your hopes up about the current U.S. president.
Top Democrat’s Return Sows Uncertainty for Iran Deal
Iran hawk Bob Menendez’s reinstatement as top Democrat on Senate Foreign Relations Committee could alter politics around the nuclear deal.
Senators Press Justice Department on Chinese State Media Outlets Registering as Foreign Agents
If Russian outlets have to file, lawmakers ask, why not Chinese ones?
Republicans Are AWOL on Russian Election Meddling
The GOP's absence from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's report on Russian interference is sad and abnormal.
Buckle Up for Year 2 of Trump
Four major crises the president is steering America toward in the year ahead.
Whistleblower Guardian for Spies Escorted Out of Intelligence Agency Building
The clashes at the Office of the Intelligence Community Inspector General continue to escalate.
Democrats Are Hypocrites on Corruption
Robert Menendez is credibly accused of serious crimes, but his party has never seemed to have a problem with him.
Lawmakers Scold State Department for Reportedly Slashing Disability Support for Diplomats’ Children
Funds for therapy and education are reportedly cut.
Don’t Convict Jeff Sessions of Perjury Just Yet
Not all lies, even under oath, are prosecutable crimes.
Corker and Cotton’s False Promises Would Push Iran Toward Nuclearization
The Republican senators want to keep the JCPOA while adding new restrictions. It won’t work.
Jeff Sessions Just Confessed His Negligence on Russia
The attorney general is aware of the threat Moscow poses to American elections — he just hasn’t done anything about it.
Here’s How Congress Can Save the State Department
Foggy Bottom is in peril. Capitol Hill needs to do its part.
Senator’s Corruption Trial Reveals State Department Favors
Menendez stands accused of using his oversight role to guarantee visas and business transactions for friend.
The Senate’s Russia Investigators Need to Slow Down
The chairman is trying to hurry to wrap things up, but there's a ton more work to do.
Senators Call for U.S. Accountability in 2012 Honduran Killings
A report detailed how DEA misled Congress on the attack that left four civilians dead. Senators are furious no DEA officials were punished.