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Tim Starks

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Tim Starks covers intelligence for CQ Roll Call. Before that, he served as homeland security and veterans affairs reporter, and had a stint as a reporter at CQ Homeland Security. In 2009, he won the National Press Club's Sandy Hume Award for Excellence in Political Journalism. Before coming to CQ, Mr. Starks opened the Washington bureau of the New York Sun and served as a correspondent. He had previous been statehouse bureau chief for his hometown Evansville (Ind.) Courier & Press, where he was the co-winner of the 2001 Associated Press Managing Editors' 1st place award for non-deadline news reporting. He graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a bachelor's degree in print journalism, and minored in English literature.

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Stories by Tim Starks:

Brennan Could Be in for Rough Ride at Confirmation Hearing

Feb. 6, 2013

Senate Intelligence Committee members are closely guarding how they might vote on the nomination of John O. Brennan to lead the CIA, but one thing is for sure: He will catch heat from Democrats and Republicans alike at his confirmation hearing Thursday.

After Leaked Memo on Drone Killings, Senators Still Seek More Details

Feb. 5, 2013

Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein said Tuesday that a Justice Department legal memo on using drone strikes against U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism has allowed her panel to conduct oversight of the controversial practice.

Spy Agency Could Be Big Winner With Mikulski Chairing Appropriations

Jan. 23, 2013

As the Senate Appropriations Committee prepares to appoint its subcommittee chairmen, one thing is already clear: Barbara A. Mikulskiís takeover of the full panel should be a boon to the National Security Agency, the largest of the U.S. intelligence agencies and one of the largest employers in her state of Maryland.

The Wyden Holdup: A Liberal's Firm Stand

Nov. 28, 2012

Sen. Ron Wyden insists he doesnít have a grudge against fellow Democrat Dianne Feinstein of California. What he does have, though, is a hold on her two legislative priorities of the lame-duck session ó and he has, in fact, placed a hold on every major bill coming out of her Intelligence Committee in the past two years.

Republicans Say Closed-Door Petraeus Sessions Raise New Questions

Nov. 16, 2012

Republicans said Friday after closed-door House and Senate Intelligence Committee meetings with David H. Petraeus that CIA talking points on the Benghazi, Libya, consulate attack mentioning terrorist connections were altered to delete those references, raising questions of politicization.

Petraeus Scandal Overshadows Benghazi Inquiry

Nov. 14, 2012

Many lawmakers from both parties say they consider the extramarital affair of David H. Petraeus and his retirement from the CIA a distraction from a more meaningful spy-related investigation: what happened in the lead-up to and fallout from the September terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Intelligence Panels Have Busy Agenda With Petraeus, Benghazi Inquiries

Nov. 13, 2012

Leaders of the Intelligence committees are meeting with the acting CIA director Tuesday and Wednesday to get briefed on what happened with Gen. David H. Petraeus, who resigned from the CIA last week following a scandal that emerged from an FBI investigation into his extramarital affair.

Congressional Tension Revealed in CIA Files

Sept. 18, 2012

In the seven years that Porter Goss chaired the House Intelligence Committee, the Florida Republican thought he was getting all the information he needed from the CIA to do his job.

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