Former and current U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) officials are defending the agency’s controversial social media program in Cuba as a legitimate tool for promoting freedom of expression in the communist country.
Half of the federal agencies handling the bulk of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests are failing at their transparency obligations, a government watchdog group reported Monday.
Joint anti-drug efforts between the United States and Colombia have reduced cocaine production and violence and could serve as a model for other regional countries aiming to build better democracies, experts say.
The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced a gun trafficking bill Thursday but recessed before voting on several other contentious gun-control measures, including Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D., Calif.) assault weapons ban.
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D., Vt.) denied carving out broad authority for warrantless searching of Americans’ email accounts Tuesday following a news report he had rewritten a Senate bill originally intended to strengthen electronic privacy.
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D., Vt.) last Thursday criticized a hotly contested proposal concerning Palestinian refugees for not putting “the United States’ interests first”—a charge that critics said evokes the “Israel firster” slur at the center of the Middle East debate.