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Files of more than 40,000 federal workers breached

The computer files of more than 40,000 federal workers may have been compromised by a cyberattack at federal contractor KeyPoint Government Solutions, the second breach this year at a major firm handling national security background investigations of workers at federal agencies, the government confirmed Thursday. Full News here – FOX News

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News Analysis: For Obama, More Audacity and Fulfillment of Languishing Promises

Resuming relations with Cuba fit a recent pattern of aggressiveness by the president, whose cautiousness had led some allies to accuse him of abandoning his principles. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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After Decades, Lawmakers Are Roommates No More

Three lawmakers who lived in the same crumbling Washington rowhouse for decades finally moved out, taking their comforters and Hendrix records with them. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Poll: More Americans Think CIA Program Was Justified Than Not

Americans who believe the Central Intelligence Agency’s post-Sept. 11 interrogation and detention program was justified significantly outnumber those who don’t think it was warranted, according to a poll released Monday. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Supreme Court Gives Police More Leeway in Traffic Stop Case

The Supreme Court on Monday gave police additional leeway to use evidence they find during routine traffic stops to pursue crimes. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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George Will: CIA Report “Good” For Country, “Default Position Of A Free Society Is More Information Is Better”

CHRIS WALLACE, FOX NEWS SUNDAY: We asked you for questions for the panel and we got this on Facebook from Gregory Fournier who writes, "What is the significant accomplishment in releasing a report on a program that ended a long time ago? It's like taking a scab off a cut to make it bleed some […]

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CIA’s Brennan, More Credible Than Dems’ Report?

David Gergen, CNNWhile others will sharply disagree, I believe John Brennan deserves a national salute for his press conference yesterday about the CIA.At a time when we are tearing ourselves apart over one controversy after another, he provided a model of a calm, adult leader trying to put the country first. Full News here – […]

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Backers: Romney More Open To 2016 Run

For most of the past year, Mitt Romney supporters have publicly said he should consider running again. And for most of the past year, Romney has seemed uninterested. Full News here – Politics – The Huffington Post

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U.S. closes Bagram prison, says it has no more detainees in Afghanistan

KABUL (Reuters) – The United States closed the Bagram detention facility on Dec. 10 and no longer has custody of any detainees in Afghanistan, the U.S. Defense Department said, closing a controversial chapter of Washington’s long “war on terror”. (Reporting by Frank Jack Daniel; Editing by Kevin Liffey) Full News here – Politics News Headlines […]

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Budget Deal Could Mean Millions More in Party Fund-Raising

Bipartisan discussions in the Senate are focusing on a provision to the spending bill that would allow the two parties to raise millions of additional dollars from wealthy donors, according to congressional aides. Full News here – First Draft

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