Dianne Feinstein Articles


Riders on the Storm

Democrats also use appropriations riders, despite recent protest.
9:48 AM, Nov 09, 2015

A chorus of Democrats and activists are raising hackles about the potential of Republican policy riders being added to a year-end omnibus spending bill. Policy riders (or “limitation riders”) are the opposite of earmarks. Where the now-extinct earmark required money to be used on a certain project, a rider is a paragraph or two in an appropriations bill dictating what the money cannot be used for.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid told Roll Call:

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Feinstein Warns Bibi: 'Contain' Yourself

9:17 AM, Apr 05, 2015

Dianne Feinstein, a Democratic senator from California, warned Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to "contain" himself. She was reacting to his criticism of the deal the U.S. is working on with Iran.

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Kristol Podcast: Defending CIA Is Smart Politics, and Right Thing to do

Hosted by Michael Graham.
1:15 PM, Dec 12, 2014

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on the CIA, the Senate report, and enhanced interrogation techniques.

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Podcast: Democrats' CIA Report Fits Their Biases

Hosted by Michael Graham.
4:15 PM, Dec 10, 2014

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with frequent contributor Thomas Joscelyn on the Democrats' CIA interrogation report, and how it was tailored to fit their biases.

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Hayes Podcast: Senate CIA Report Fails on Facts

Hosted by Michael Graham.
1:15 PM, Dec 09, 2014

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with senior writer Stephen F. Hayes on the CIA interrogation report, and how it fails to report the facts.

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An Interrogator Breaks His Silence

8:01 AM, Dec 09, 2014

What follows is the document written by Jason Beale -- a pseudonym for a longtime U.S. military and intelligence interrogator with extensive knowledge of the enhanced interrogation techniques used by the CIA on some high-value detainees. Those techniques are scrutinized a forthcoming report, scheduled to be released today, prepared by the Democratic staff of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

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The Truth About Interrogation

From the Nov. 24, 2014, issue: The enhanced techniques work.
6:05 AM, Dec 09, 2014

The Central Intelligence Agency repeatedly tortured suspected terrorists, regularly lied about it to Congress and the White House, and, for all the pain and trouble this caused the agency and the United States, didn’t end up extracting a single piece of valuable information not readily available by other means.

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The Truth About Interrogation

The enhanced techniques work.
Nov 24, 2014

The Central Intelligence Agency repeatedly tortured suspected terrorists, regularly lied about it to Congress and the White House, and, for all the pain and trouble this caused the agency and the United States, didn’t end up extracting a single piece of valuable information not readily available by other means.

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An Interrogator Breaks His Silence

8:33 AM, Nov 14, 2014

What follows is the document written by Jason Beale -- a pseudonym for a longtime U.S. military and intelligence interrogator with extensive knowledge of the enhanced interrogation techniques used by the CIA on some high-value detainees. Those techniques are scrutinized a forthcoming report prepared by the Democratic staff of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

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Feinstein: 'Flattered' Michelle Obama Might Be Considering Run for My Senate Seat

9:01 AM, Oct 26, 2014

California senator Dianne Feinstein told CNN this morning that she'd be "flattered" if Michelle Obama is considering a run for her Senate in 2018:

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Hayes Podcast: Senate Benghazi Report Is A Big Deal

Hosted by Michael Graham
5:05 PM, Jan 15, 2014

The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast, with senior writer Stephen F. Hayes on the why the recently released Senate report on Benghazi is a big deal.

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Sharing the Pain

7:02 AM, Nov 14, 2013

Those whose insurance has been cancelled as “substandard” don’t have much recourse.  They can go to the government’s website, which isn’t working so well.  Or they could write their person in Congress as some 30,000 of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s constituents have.

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Explosive Exchange at Gun Hearing Between Ted Cruz and Dianne Feinstein

"I'm not a sixth grader ... it's fine you want to lecture me on the Constitution. I appreciate it. Just know I've been here for a long time. "
9:54 AM, Mar 14, 2013

Ted Cruz and Dianne Feinstein had this explosive exchange at a Senate Judiciary Hearing on guns earlier today:

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Feinstein Gun Control Bill to Exempt Government Officials

8:06 AM, Jan 25, 2013

Not everyone will have to abide by Senator Dianne Feinstein's gun control bill. If the proposed legislation becomes law, government officials and others will be exempt.

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Feinstein: ‘Purpose Is to Dry Up the Supply of These Weapons Over Time’

11:52 AM, Jan 24, 2013

Senator Dianne Feinstein announced an assault weapons ban today on Capitol Hill, saying, "The purpose is to dry up the supply of these weapons over time":

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Feinstein Opens Gun Control Presser with Prayer by Clergyman

"The gun lobby is no match for the cross lobby."
11:28 AM, Jan 24, 2013

The Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the National Cathedral in Washington, said Thursday morning that "people of faith" should come together to fight for gun control against the "gun lobby." In his opening remarks at a press conference on gun control organized by California Democrat Dianne Feinstein, Hall spoke about the influence of the so-called gun lobby in Washington. "Now, everyone in this city seems to live in terror of the gun lobby," Hall said. "But I believe the gun lobby is no match for the cross lobby." Watch the video below:

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'Assault Weapons' Ban to Be Introduced Today

Feinstein "will have lots of assault weapons at her big event calling for a ban."
8:33 AM, Jan 24, 2013

Senator Dianne Feinstein of California will introduce an "assault weapons" ban today on Capitol Hill. Yesterday, Feinstein touted the announcement on Twitter:

 

Tomorrow I will introduce my assault weapons legislation. Weapons of war do not belong on our streets. #AWB2013

— Sen Dianne Feinstein (@SenFeinstein) January 24, 2013

 

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Who Politicized Intelligence on Benghazi?

10:41 AM, Nov 19, 2012

During an appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, Congressman Mike Rogers, who is the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, accused political appointees in the intelligence community of spinning the September 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi.

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Romney to Hit Obama for National Security Leaks: 'Contemptible ... Betrays Our National Interest'

8:23 AM, Jul 24, 2012

Mitt Romney will hit President Obama for high-level national security leaks coming from the White House, according to excerpts of the speech the Republican presidential candidate will deliver later today at the VFW in Reno, Nevada. Romney will call the leaks "contemptible" and a betrayal of "our national interest."

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Feinstein Accuses Obama's White House of National Security Leaks (Updated: Backtracks)

8:03 AM, Jul 24, 2012

Senator Dianne Feinstein, a top Democratic from California, accused the Obama White House of leaking national security information at a recent event in Washington, D.C. Here's video of Feinstein's accusation:

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Law Introduced to List Haqqani Network as Terrorist Organization

12:22 PM, Jul 12, 2012

In this week's issue, Jeffrey Dressler explains that the Obama State Department has yet to designate the Haqqani network as a foreign terrorist organization, in spite of bipartisan pressure from lawmakers to do so. Led by the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Dianne Feinstein (D, California), this week they've introduced legislation to list the Haqqanis.

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Petraeus: Afghanistan Withdrawal 'More Aggressive' Than Advised

4:55 PM, Jun 23, 2011

General David Petraeus, the current commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, said today that President Obama’s decision to withdraw over 30,000 troops from Afghanistan by September 2012 is a “more aggressive” plan than the one on which the president’s military commanders had advised.

“The responsibility of combat commander in that kind of situation is to provide options to the president to implement his stated policy,” said Petraeus. “And that’s what I did.”

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