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More Security Politics

Saddam Hussein's half brother, as well as the former head of Iraq's Revolutionary Court, were hanged before dawn, the AP reports. 

Cheney said that the CIA and Pentagon "are not violating people's rights by examining the banking and credit records of hundreds of Americans and others suspected of terrorism or espionage in the United States" -- a practice the New York Times reported over the weekend. 

But, per the New York Times: "Representative Silvestre Reyes, a Texas Democrat who is the new chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said his panel would examine the matter. Mr. Reyes also indicated that he might renew efforts to pass a law requiring various agencies to get court approval before issuing national security letters."