Dianne Feinstein http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32740/all en UPDATE 1-Senate panel vote on CIA nominee Brennan will be delayed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-senate-panel-vote-cia-nominee-brennan-will-be-delayed <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Political sparring over Brennan becoming public</p> <p>* Feinstein says Brennan will be "capable CIA director"</p> <p>* Republicans threaten to put "hold" on nomination (Adds confirmation of delay, threats from senators to "hold" nomination)</p> <p>By Mark Hosenball</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 13 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee will delay a vote on the confirmation of John Brennan as CIA director at least until the last week in February, committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-senate-panel-vote-cia-nominee-brennan-will-be-delayed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dianne Feinstein Entertainment Environment Government Health John Brennan Politics United States Senate War Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:30:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755136 at http://www.globalpost.com Victim's father makes case for U.S. assault weapons ban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/victims-father-makes-case-us-assault-weapons-ban <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Thomas Ferraro</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The father of a 6-year-old boy who was killed in the shooting massacre at a Connecticut school made a dramatic appeal on Wednesday for President Barack Obama's uphill bid to ban sales of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/victims-father-makes-case-us-assault-weapons-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dianne Feinstein Federal Assault Weapons Ban Politics of the United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 22:30:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5769022 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. Senate intelligence committee approves Brennan CIA nomination http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/blank-headline-received-11 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday approved the nomination of White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to become CIA director by a large, bi-partisan majority.</p> <p>Senator Dianne Feinstein, the committee's chairwoman, said that the 12-3 committee vote now sends the nomination to the full Senate for a floor vote. "I hope the Senate acts quickly to confirm him," Feinstein said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130305/blank-headline-received-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Central Intelligence Agency Dianne Feinstein Entertainment Environment Government Health Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Mar 2013 22:20:09 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5774343 at http://www.globalpost.com Senate panel greenlights CIA nominee Brennan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/senate-panel-greenlights-cia-nominee-brennan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday gave its approval for John Brennan to be the CIA's next director, after the White House turned over secret memos on the targeted killing of Americans.</p> <p>Senators in a closed-door hearing voted 12-3 to approve Brennan, putting him on track to be President Barack Obama's third major national security nominee to be confirmed, after Secretary of State John Kerry and Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel.</p> <p>Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid has said he wants a full Senate vote on Brennan's confirmation this week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130305/senate-panel-greenlights-cia-nominee-brennan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dianne Feinstein Entertainment Environment Health John Brennan Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Ron Wyden AFP Tue, 05 Mar 2013 22:45:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5774372 at http://www.globalpost.com Assault weapons ban shrivels in US Senate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/assault-weapons-ban-shrivels-us-senate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US lawmakers dropped an effort to include a ban on assault weapons in a broader gun control package Tuesday, conceding the difficulties of passing such legislation through Congress.</p> <p>Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, as proposed in the wake of last year's mass murder of schoolchildren in Newtown, Connecticut, did not have the votes to pass.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/assault-weapons-ban-shrivels-us-senate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dianne Feinstein Environment Federal Assault Weapons Ban Health Politics Politics of the United States AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:45:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5788166 at http://www.globalpost.com Senate gun-reform advocate deplores 'litany of massacres' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130917/senate-gun-reform-advocate-deplores-litany-massacres <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Senator Dianne Feinstein demanded an answer to America's continuing gun tragedies, asking "when will enough be enough" in the wake of Monday's horrific deadly shooting in the US capital.</p> <p>Feinstein, who chairs the powerful Senate Intelligence Committee, helped lead a push for tighter gun laws in the wake of last December's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut that left 20 children and six adults dead.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130917/senate-gun-reform-advocate-deplores-litany-massacres" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dianne Feinstein Firearms Gun control AFP Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:21:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5936639 at http://www.globalpost.com US Senate panel launches 'major review' of intel ops http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131028/us-senate-panel-launches-major-review-intel-ops <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Senate Intelligence Committee will launch a "major review" of US intelligence operations after its chairwoman warned Monday she had not been "satisfactorily informed" about the spying now roiling US-European relations.</p> <p>"It is clear to me that certain surveillance activities have been in effect for more than a decade and that the Senate Intelligence Committee was not satisfactorily informed," Senator Dianne Feinstein said, adding: "Congress needs to know exactly what our intelligence community is doing."</p> <p>mlm/dc</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Dianne Feinstein National security AFP Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:34:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5973334 at http://www.globalpost.com No evidence Russia helped Snowden to steal U.S. secrets: Feinstein http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140128/no-evidence-russia-helped-snowden-steal-us-secrets-feinstein <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Hosenball</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Senator Dianne Feinstein, said on Tuesday she has seen no evidence that Russian spies helped former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden steal U.S. eavesdropping secrets.</p> <p>The Democrat's comments on the MSNBC TV channel contrast with statements by her Republican counterpart in the House of Representative Intelligence Committee, Mike Rogers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140128/no-evidence-russia-helped-snowden-steal-us-secrets-feinstein" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dianne Feinstein Edward Snowden Snowden Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 29 Jan 2014 01:20:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6055742 at http://www.globalpost.com US senator accuses CIA of illegal Congress computer search http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140311/us-senator-accuses-cia-illegal-congress-computer-search <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A senior US senator on Tuesday accused the Central Intelligence Agency of illegally searching computers of Senate staff members involved in a probe of a CIA interrogation program.</p> <p>"I have grave concerns that the CIA's search may well have violated the separation of powers principles embodied in the United States Constitution," Dianne Feinstein, the powerful chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in a speech on the Senate floor.</p> <p>ico-ddl/sst</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Central Intelligence Agency Central Intelligence Agency Dianne Feinstein Law McLean, Virginia AFP Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:05:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6092670 at http://www.globalpost.com Row erupts over claim CIA spied on US Senate panel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140311/row-erupts-over-claim-cia-spied-us-senate-panel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A rare public spat erupted Tuesday between the CIA and the US lawmakers meant to oversee its work, with the head of the agency angrily denying claims it spied on Senate staff.</p> <p>Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein launched a fiery public attack on the Central Intelligence Agency, accusing it of improperly searching computers used by staffers investigating CIA interrogation methods.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140311/row-erupts-over-claim-cia-spied-us-senate-panel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Central Intelligence Agency Dianne Feinstein Dianne Feinstein Environment Health McLean, Virginia Politics AFP Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:32:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6092912 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. lawmakers see no evidence of terrorism in Malaysia jet crash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140330/us-lawmakers-see-no-evidence-terrorism-malaysia-jet-crash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Andrea Shalal</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior U.S. lawmakers on Sunday said investigators had found no evidence thus far pointing to terrorism in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 three weeks ago, and that it was critical to find the plane to understand what happened on board.</p> <p>House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein, speaking on Sunday talk shows, said they had seen no evidence of foul play.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140330/us-lawmakers-see-no-evidence-terrorism-malaysia-jet-crash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dianne Feinstein Disaster Malaysia Airlines Politics Transport Thomson Reuters Mon, 31 Mar 2014 01:30:07 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6109123 at http://www.globalpost.com