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NSA's Mike Rogers, Congress's Punching Bag

The Huffington Post | Ali Watkins | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- NSA head Mike Rogers is no stranger to dealing with other people's messes. After all, the Navy admiral was tapped in early 2014 to lead ...

Response to Proposed Army Surplus Handgun Sales Is 'Blind Leading the Dumb'

Mike Weisser | Posted 05.18.2016 | Politics
Mike Weisser

Given the stink that was made over the ATF's attempt to ban some .223 ammo, you would think that the gun lobby would be yelling and screaming about what is a bona fide violation of 2nd-Amendment rights. But while some of the pro-gun blogs are blazing away, so far the NRA has uttered nary a peep.

Ali Watkins

Senate Intelligence Committee Kicks Off Budget Season | Ali Watkins | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Intelligence Committee kicked off budget season this week with a slew of appearances from Washington’s top spies. CIA Direc...

Will the Charlie Hebdo Terrorist Attack Kill Intelligence Reform in the United States?

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 03.14.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Just as the gruesome beheadings in Syria rallied a once war-weary public to support the deployment of US troops in both Iraq and Syria, the brutal assault at Charlie Hebdo could have the effect of convincing more Americans that US intelligence should keep the power they have in order to detect a similar act of violence.

Mike Rogers Re-Elected To The House

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mike Rogers (R) was re-elected Tuesday to the U.S. House of Representatives. Rogers defeated Democrat Jesse Smith after besting Thomas Casson...

John Boehner and the Republican House Votes With Obama... Wait, What!?

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Professional. Bipartisan. Serious. Mature. Those are four words that you would not ordinarily associate with Washington politics. But guess what? The Republican House and the Democratic president actually came together on an issue.

Obama Foreign Policy In 'Free Fall,' Republican Says

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics

The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said on Sunday that President Barack Obama's foreign policy is in "absolute free fall" in ...

Michael McAuliff

Lawmakers Who Helped Break Iraq Are Angry Obama Hasn't Fixed It | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress used to have hawks and doves when it came to Iraq. Now it seems to be filled with ducks. With a few exceptions -- notably Se...

The Admiral Sets A Good Course

Brian E. Finch | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Brian E. Finch

If an enemy army or air fleet is clearly on its way to attack targets in the United States, the military has a plan to respond. It has assets deployed domestically and overseas to intercept such attacks, and has tactics and strategies in place to respond to such aggressive maneuvers.

NSA Chief: No, We're Not Taking Pictures Of You

Reuters | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON, June 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency is not routinely collecting visual images of people ...

We Should Have Traded All of Guantanamo and Sold Iran Weapons to Get Sgt. Bergdahl Home Sooner

H. A. Goodman | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

My support of our troops entails the belief that any soldier taken prisoner should be returned home as soon as possible, regardless of the hyperbole surrounding the terrorists we trade for his or her release.

Kate Sheppard

Rogers: Detainee Swap For POW In Afghanistan Is 'Dangerous' | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, criticized the Obama administration's agreement to release f...

Post-Snowden, The NSA's Future Rests On This Man's Shoulders

Reuters | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics

By Warren Strobel WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) - As U.S. National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers seeks to repair the damage to t...

Amanda Terkel

House Intelligence Committee Chair Coy When Asked About Running For President | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) announced this week that he would not be seeking reelection in order to purs...

Leading Purveyor Of Insane Snowden Theories Is Getting His Own Radio Show

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 03.28.2014 | Media

Mike Rogers, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has become known in recent months for his repeated assertions that Edward Sn...

The Hill Retracts Report That Mike Rogers Is Leaving Intelligence Committee

Politico | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

The congressional news outlet The Hill published and then retracted a report late Thursday night stating that Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) was stepping ...

Zach Carter

Top House Republican Expects Terrorist Attack During Sochi Olympics | Zach Carter | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Tex.) said Sunday that he expects a terrorist attack to occur during the So...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Lawmaker Under Fire For Homophobic Joke | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) is facing heat from a gay rights group for reportedly making homophobic comments during a recent speech before...

Cut Off the NSA's Juice

Norman Solomon | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The NSA depends on huge computers that guzzle electricity in the service of the surveillance state. For the NSA's top executives, maintaining a vast flow of juice is essential -- and any interference with that flow is unthinkable. But interference isn't unthinkable. And in fact, it may be doable.

Feinstein and Rogers Blame Boris and Natasha

Bea Edwards | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Bea Edwards

Let's give the two of them the benefit of the doubt and inspect the plausibility of their quasi-allegations. What on earth would the Russians gain from forcing the US to dial back its purportedly essential and effective dragnet surveillance of the world's peoples? That's a tough one, but the obvious answer is "nothing," because we are not at war with Russia.

Republican Lawmaker Points Finger At Russia

Reuters | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said on Sunday he is investigating whether forme...

Michael McAuliff

The NSA's Biggest Fans Are Happy With Obama's Speech | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama managed to buy himself some breathing room among surveillance critics in his own party Friday, even as he propose...

Intelligence Committee Leaders Defend NSA Against Critical Review

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Leaders of the House and Senate Intelligence Committees issued a rare joint statement on Friday in defense of the National Security Agency after a pre...

President's Review Board Slams NSA's Overbroad Surveillance Operation

Yasmine Taeb | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Yasmine Taeb

The President's Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies, tasked with reviewing the NSA's surveillance program, released its highl...

Feinstein: U.S. 'Less Safe' Than 2 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics

The lawmakers who lead the House and Senate intelligence committees both said on Sunday that they believe the United States is less safe from a terror...