Full details of CIA treatments still under wraps
It is five years since US president Barack Obama ended the controversial renditions, interrogations and detention program led by the Central Intelligence Agency under his predecessor George W Bush but he will have to deal with the fallout from a reignited scandal about the harsh techniques used against prisoners.
White House urges Congress to regain U.S. UNESCO vote
White House national security adviser Susan Rice on Saturday urged Congress to allow the United States to regain its vote at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, which it lost for not paying dues.
Republican congressmen defend U.S. spying abroad
Two Republican congressmen on Sunday defended Washington's surveillance programs abroad in reaction to protests from allies, after the wide scope of the eavesdropping was revealed this year by former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, published Rueters.
Obamacare a disaster that needs fixing
The rollout of the federal Obamacare website has been a disaster, full stop. There can be no excuses, nor will I be making any. It's been clear for years what needed to be done, and failing was not an option. The exchanges, and the website that allowed access to them, had to work, and they just do not.