The AP reported that the American citizen was working for the CIA
A presidential advisory committee plans to recommend major changes to the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, officials told the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
The report, expected to be delivered to President Obama this weekend, would make changes to the NSA's controversial practice of collecting records on all U.S. phone calls. The New York Times wrote that the report would allow the bulk collection to continue under "broad new restraints."
But the Wall Street Journal quoted one person familiar with the report saying that it "aligns very closely" with the USA Freedom Act, a bill from Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) that aims to end the bulk collection.
John Beliveau II, a Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) supervisory special agent, will plead guilty next week in federal court in San Diego.
Iran and the six world powers need more time to resolve the technical issues surrounding the six-month interim deal struck last month.
James's nomination was caught up in the battle over the filibuster.
The House voted 350-69 to approve the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was quickly developed earlier this week by House and Senate Armed Services negotiators. The "no" votes came from 19 Republicans and 50 Democrats.
Members voted 350-69 for the legislation in the chamber's final roll-call vote of 2013.
A U.S. citizen incarcerated by Iranian intelligence for the past several years was a longtime CIA operative tasked with gathering information on the Iranian regime and other American adversaries across the globe.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) questioned Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) priorities Thursday after the leader waited until the end of the year to bring up the defense authorization bill.
“One has to wonder about the priorities of the party and the majority leader,” McCain said on the Senate floor. “Isn’t that a commentary that my friends on the other side and the majority leader on how they feel about our service members?”
Roughly 10 civilians were killed immediately in the strike, after U.S. drones mistook a group traveling through al-Bayda province in central Yemen for an al Qaeda convoy.