David Welna http://wuwm.com en An Angry Hearing On The Hill For 'Cockamamie' Twitter-like Network http://wuwm.com/post/angry-hearing-hill-cockamamie-twitter-network Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy was incensed that he only learned about the creation of a Twitter-like network in Cuba through press accounts. He had the chance Tuesday to vent his frustration when USAID administrator Rajiv Shah appeared before Leahy's committee. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:33:00 +0000 David Welna 28722 at http://wuwm.com Senate Committee Votes To Declassify CIA Interrogations Report http://wuwm.com/post/senate-committee-votes-declassify-cia-interrogations-report Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>The Senate intelligence committee voted yesterday in favor of declassifying a huge report that's been kept under wraps for nearly a year and a half. It's the so-called torture report on the interrogation and secret detention program carried out by the CIA following the 9/11 attacks. NPR's David Welna reports.<p>DAVID WELNA, BYLINE: Only a 450-page summary of the report and its 20 findings would actually be declassified. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:38:00 +0000 David Welna 28422 at http://wuwm.com With $1B In Aid For Ukraine, Congress Puts Money Where Its Mouth Is http://wuwm.com/post/1b-aid-ukraine-congress-puts-money-where-its-mouth Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel. The House and the Senate both voted overwhelmingly today for aid to Ukraine and sanctions for Russia's annexation of Crimea. The bipartisan response to the crisis follows weeks of partisan wrangling. Differences between the two bills still have to be ironed out. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:36:00 +0000 David Welna 27859 at http://wuwm.com Showing Signs Of Age, Capitol Dome Gets A Face-Lift http://wuwm.com/post/showing-signs-age-capitol-dome-gets-face-lift When you think of Washington, D.C., what's the first image to pop up?<p>For many, it's likely the U.S. Capitol — or more specifically, the iconic white dome that crowns the Capitol.<p>"It is one of the most, if not the most, recognizable symbols across the globe," said Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers, whole job entails maintaining the Capitol dome.<p>As could be said of the Congress that meets below it, the century-and-a-half old dome has seen better days. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:38:00 +0000 David Welna 27780 at http://wuwm.com Showing Signs Of Age, Capitol Dome Gets A Face-Lift Out Of White House And Congress, Two Proposals To Change NSA Practices http://wuwm.com/post/out-white-house-and-congress-two-proposals-change-nsa-practices Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>And I'm Audie Cornish.<p>Public outrage over NSA surveillance programs that collect data about Americans is forcing some big change. Documents revealing the security agency's methods have been trickling out in the press for months, thanks to leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.<p>SIEGEL: One of the big revelations is that the government secretly collects records of phone calls made by millions of U.S. citizens. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:16:00 +0000 David Welna 27691 at http://wuwm.com