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Ryan breaks with Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday night offered the fullest accounting of his own thinking on the direction of the nation since the election, even gently breaking from President-elect Donald Trump on controversial policies from Russia sanctions to Medicare reform. (more…)

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Sessions opinion on waterboarding

The use of waterboarding by the U.S. military is illegal and it has not been done by the United States military, Attorney General designate Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) contended Tuesday.

When asked about the controversial tactic by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Sessions unequivocally denied that the military has used the interrogation technique. (more…)