David Welna

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State Department Releases First Set Of Clinton Emails

Friday, May 22, 2015

The State Department released the first batch of emails from when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state on Friday. They relate to Benghazi, Libya, and the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate there.


Congressional Stalemate Threatens To Kill Phone Data Program

Friday, May 22, 2015

Congress continues to debate the USA Patriot Act. A key provision allowing the bulk collection of Americans' phone records expires at the end of the month.


U.S. Releases Documents From 2011 Osama Bin Laden Raid

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

U.S. intelligence officials Wednesday released a collection of documents seized during the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden.


The Man Who Keeps Tabs On U.S. Money Spent In Afghanistan

Thursday, May 14, 2015

John Sopko says the Afghans still do a poor job of managing the billions they get from the U.S. and he has documented the abuses. Still, he supports the ongoing U.S. efforts there.


House Considers Bill To Stop NSA Bulk Collection Program

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Republicans and Democrats are expected to come together in the House Wednesday to pass legislation prohibiting the National Security Agency from its ongoing massive collection of phone records.


Appeals Court Rules NSA's Bulk Collection Program Is Illegal

Thursday, May 07, 2015

The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records — which was revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden — is illegal.


Obama To Nominate Gen. Joseph Dunford As Joint Chiefs Chairman

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

President Obama said Tuesday he will nominate Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation's highest-ranking military officer.


Citing Religious Beliefs, Muslim Gitmo Inmates Object To Female Guards

Saturday, May 02, 2015

A judge has blocked women from shackling and escorting the five Muslim men on trial for plotting the Sept. 11 attacks. Soldiers, in turn, have filed Equal Opportunity complaints against the judge.


House Judiciary Committee Passes Bill To Limit NSA Spying

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The House panel voted Thursday to advance a bill that would end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.


GOP Measure Would Make It Harder For Obama To Empty Guantanamo

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

One of President Obama's first promises in office was to shut down the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba. Congress, however, is trying to shut down the effort to empty the camp of all its inmates.


Hostage Deaths Call U.S. Drone Program Into Question

Friday, April 24, 2015

The unintended deaths of two hostages in a U.S. drone strike has reignited the debate over the tactic. President Obama said the program would be reviewed though it's not clear what that means.


Lawmakers Urge Boehner To Act On Obama's Use Of Force Request

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Two months after Congress held hearings on President Obama's proposal for an authorization of military force against the self-declared Islamic State, Congress has done precisely nothing.


Congressional Battle Brews Over Bill To Extend NSA Data Collection

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A key provision in the USA Patriot Act that allows the NSA to collect and store bulk phone records is set to expire June 1. Senate GOP leaders are pushing to renew that provision for another 5 years.


Experts Divided Over Iran's Cyberactivity Since Start Of Nuclear Talks

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The U.S. government and cybersecurity companies agree that Iran has greatly improved its cyberattack capability over the past two years.


Obama, Senate Compromise Gives Congress A Say On Iran Nuclear Deal

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A Senate committee voted for a bill that gives Congress a review of the Iran nuclear accord. The president had threatened to veto such a bill but it was amended to address some of his objections.


Senate Panel Backs Bill To Allow Congressional Review Of Iran Deal

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is expected to vote Tuesday on a bill that would give Congress a role in approving the Iran nuclear agreement.


Senators To Review Bill Designed To Limit Iran Nuclear Deal

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will review bill Tuesday that intends to give Congress a voice on the Iran nuclear agreement.


New START Nuke Deal With Russia May Be Aging — But It's Not Over

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Five years have gone by since President Obama signed the nuclear treaty with then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. Long after negotiations reached their end, the deal's merits still provoke debate.


How Congress Can Stop A Nuclear Deal With Iran

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

As President Obama unveiled a framework of a deal with Iran on its nuclear program, Congress was out of town. Next week, they're back and could prevent sanctions from being lifted.


Congressional Lawmakers Insist Iran Nuclear Deal Be Put To A Vote

Friday, April 03, 2015

Republicans, and many Democrats as well, are skeptical the deal is good for the U.S. and its allies. Because the deal is not legally binding, it does not technically need the approval of Congress.