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The Humane Interrogation Technique That Works Much Better Than Torture

Confessions are four times more likely when interrogators adopt a respectful stance toward detainees and build rapport, a study finds.

Senate Approves Massive Spending Measure

Action means most agencies will get full fiscal year funding.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid expected a final vote on the $1.1 trillion spending package Monday morning.

Senate Buys Time for Spending Negotiations

Members approve a short-term continuing resolution to avert a shutdown.

The president is a fan of basketball.

Obama Watches ESPN While Pretending to Work

He told ESPN Radio he may turn on the game at night if he's got "a really fat briefing book."

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., predicted the measure will pass quickly.

Eyeing the Exits, Senate GOP Expects Swift Spending Bill Passage

Lawmakers will wrap up the 113th Congress in a matter of days.

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said he is disappointed the bill did not pass the House.

FOIA Reform Probably Isn't Going to Happen This Congress

Bipartisan bill would have codified "presumption of openness" for agency disclosure.

The Torture Report Triggered the CIA's First Live Presser

John Brennan's remarks were less surprising than the fact that he gave them in the first place.

Leaders Behaving Badly

One good thing about the 24/7, viral age that we live in is that it's more difficult to be a jerk and get away with it.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., wants to avoid government "on autopilot."

Senate Must Act By Wednesday to Avoid Government Shutdown

Federal agencies are not out of the woods just yet.

Pentagon Gets a Better Grip on Spending for Services Contracts

GAO recommends further improvements to help balance civilian and outside workforces.