Mark Udall, the outgoing Democratic senator from Colorado, may be a lame duck, leaving office in less than a week. But his most important work in the Senate may still be before him.
It's now possible to have a conversation in English and Spanish on Skype without having to hire an interpreter; the Rolling Stone writer continues to research her controversial story on UVA students; meanwhile, former Sen. Mark Udall revealed a "smoking gun" regarding the CIA torture report but no one seems to have noticed. These discoveries and more after the jump.
The 2014 midterm election season will go down in history as the time when unprecedented amounts of money were spent in the tussle over control of the U.S. Senate -- and, by extension, over the potential outcome of the 2016 presidential election.
In an extraordinary development Thursday, the CIA director reversed months of angry public denials and apologized for the agency's past spying on staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Another round of declassified documents means another round of revelations about a spy agency run amok. But it's OK, the NSA says it's fixed it.
As the larger part of American culture seems ready to surrender its claim to privacy without question, organizations such as the Electronic Frontier Foundation are riding like Paul Revere through the digital Massachusetts night.