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Capitol Briefing Archive: Hearing Watch

Fort Hood hearing focuses on homegrown threats, 'political correctness'

Updated 12:57 p.m. By Ben Pershing A Senate committee on Thursday morning launched the first public hearing into the Fort Hood shooting attack with a focus on the perils of homegrown extremism and "political correctness" and with partial cooperation from the Obama administration. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs...

By Ben Pershing  |  November 19, 2009; 12:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (122)
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White House won't provide witnesses for Fort Hood hearing

By Ben Pershing The first public congressional hearing on the Fort Hood attack will not include testimony from any current federal law enforcement, military or intelligence officials because the Obama administration "declined to provide any" such witnesses, according to a Senate committee source. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs...

By Ben Pershing  |  November 16, 2009; 6:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
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Sparring within House intelligence panel over Fort Hood grows sharper

Democrats accuse Rep. Pete Hoekstra of playing politics with the Fort Hood investigation. (Freddie Lee/Fox News via Getty Images). By Ben Pershing The investigation into last week's deadly shooting at Fort Hood has driven a sharp split between Democrats and Republicans on the House intelligence committee, with each side drawing...

By Ben Pershing  |  November 10, 2009; 4:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Multiple Hill probes of Fort Hood take shape

By Ben Pershing Less than a week after the deadly shootings at Fort Hood, multiple congressional probes of the incident have already begun to take shape. The House is out of session this week and the Senate is only in town Monday and Tuesday, so many of the details will...

By Ben Pershing  |  November 9, 2009; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Speed Reader Brings Levity to 'Cap and Trade'

By David Fahrenthold One sign that long days of debating may have gotten to the members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee: they were briefly transfixed by a demonstration of speed-reading. Democratic leaders have pledged to get a bill capping U.S. greenhouse gases out of committee before Memorial...

By Paul Volpe  |  May 21, 2009; 3:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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House Energy Vows to Expedite Consideration of 'Cap and Trade'

By David Fahrenthold On the morning after another debate that stretched almost to midnight, the House Energy and Commerce Committee has pledged to hurry up its consideration of a landmark bill to cap greenhouse gas emissions. At the start of Day Four of the committee's debate, ranking Republican Joe Barton...

By Paul Volpe  |  May 21, 2009; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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