National Politics

Ex-CIA contractor defends brutal post-9/11 interrogations

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — An architect of the brutal CIA interrogation and detention program developed after the Sept. 11 attacks defended the agency and its practices on Tuesday as those techniques become the focus of an effort to dismiss key evidence against five men charged in the terrorist plot.

Pro-gun rally by thousands in Virginia ends peacefully

Thousands of gun-rights activists from around the country rallied peacefully at the Virginia Capitol on Monday, protesting plans by the state's Democratic leadership to pass gun-control legislation that have become a key flashpoint in the national debate over gun violence.

Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump officially begins

The third Senate impeachment trial of a US president in history convened on Thursday with the reading of the two impeachment articles charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The seven House impeachment managers who…

Trump wants Pelosi, Schiff as impeachment witnesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that senators will “pay a price” if they block new witnesses in Donald Trump's impeachment trial, but the president quickly retorted that she and House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff should also testify.