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2014 Misogyny of the Year: TIME Magazine

Charles Clymer | Posted 02.10.2015 | Media
Charles Clymer

When TIME ignores so many influential women in favor of less influential men, it increases the disparity of how women are viewed in society because when they put something on the cover (and choose to ignore other subjects), people talk about it (or don't), regardless of its importance or accuracy.

At the Last, Feinstein Finds Trouble in the Secret World

William Bradley | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

It's safe to say that Senator Dianne Feinstein has been anything but a boat-rocker during her six years as chair of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee.

The Feinstein Torture Report

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We can't pretend it wasn't torture anymore, because the facts weren't swept under a historical rug this time.

Thomas Becket and the CIA Torture Report

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Former President Bush, in a careful statement, praises the CIA operatives as "patriots," while not either condoning or defending their actions. Former Vice President Cheney calls the report "a bunch of hooey" and decries the damage to national security.

Torture Goes Against the Very Soul of Our Country

Sen. Dianne Feinstein | Posted 02.09.2015 | World
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

There has been a suggestion in recent days that now is not a good time to release a review prepared by the Senate Intelligence Committee of the CIA's detention and interrogation program. But is there ever a good time to admit our country tortured people?

Is Torture an American Value?

Todd Green, Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2015 | Religion
Todd Green, Ph.D.

The debate over whether the CIA did or did not mislead the Bush administration is a red herring. The real issue is the persistent recourse to torture that the U.S. has relied on in its modern history.

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Argue Torture Helped America

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee accused their Democratic colleagues Tuesday of selectively choosing examples in their d...

The Use of Torture Will Cause Blowback, Not the Torture Report

Jon Soltz | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
Jon Soltz

We tried to sound the alarm about what harm torture could bring. The Bush administration didn't listen. Had they, we simply wouldn't be here today. If there is any positive to come out of the release of this report, and turmoil that may come as a result of facts being released, let it be, finally, a wake-up call. Let it lead to the American people immediately disqualifying any candidate for president, in 2016, who won't clearly and definitively rule out the use of torture by intelligence or military under their administration. Let it serve as a reminder of our duty to hold our elected officials accountable for what they do, or plan to do, in our name. And let it remind us that the reasons against torture are more than just moral ones. They're quite practical, too.

Ali Watkins

Senate Report Says Torture Program Was More Gruesome, Widespread Than CIA Claimed

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday released the highly anticipated 500-page summary of its report on the CIA’s post-9/11 tor...

Ali Watkins

Intelligence Funding Will Likely Clear Senate At Last Minute

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It may be the 11th hour, but it looks like the intelligence community can breathe a sigh of relief: The nation’s spies will likely get...

Ryan Grim

Negotiations To Release CIA Torture Report Break Down Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Negotiations between the Obama administration and the Senate over how much of the upper chamber's CIA torture report can be released hav...

Ali Watkins

Dianne Feinstein Says Torture Report Almost Ready For Release

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein said Tuesday that the panel is in the final stages of negotiating the public releas...

Ali Watkins

Former CIA Director Warns Torture Report May Endanger Overseas Personnel

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the nation’s intelligence communities brace for the Senate’s explosive report on the CIA’s now-defunct torture program to be ma...

Ali Watkins

You'll Probably Never Know Why The CIA Spied On The Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) took to the Senate floor earlier this year to allege that the CIA had spied on the U.S. Senate, sh...

In the War Between the CIA and Senate Democrats, Everybody Won Except the Public

Eric Zuesse | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Eric Zuesse

This entire investigation into the CIA's role in illegal tortures has died, allegedly because the Senate's Sergeant-at-Arms doesn't trust the CIA, the CIA's Inspector General finds the CIA's accusations against the Democratic-led Committee to be based on "inaccurate information," and the U.S. Attorney General asserts that the CIA's case against that Committee isn't worth pursuing.

Ali Watkins

Senate-CIA Dispute Unsettled As Final Investigation Ends

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Senate Sergeant-at-Arms investigation into a dispute between the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee has ended without firm conc...

Ali Watkins

White House Chief Of Staff Negotiating Redaction Of CIA Torture Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough is personally negotiating how much of the Senate's so-called torture report, a probe into the...

Leon Panetta's Book, Barack Obama's Plight, and the Shreds of Statesmanship

William Bradley | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

President Barack Obama's got a lot of problems, some of his making, many not. The last thing he need is one of his former top officials feeding attack lines to his enemies. So naturally, that's what he has.

Kate Sheppard

Dianne Feinstein Wants NFL Players Accused of Domestic Violence To Be Benched

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senator and San Francisco 49ers fan Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Sunday that defensive end Ray McDonald should be on the bench while...

How Do We Torture? Let Them Count the Ways...

Rick Horowitz | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

That Senate report on CIA interrogation techniques was supposed to be released by now. But some people would rather keep the details to themselves.

From Truth and Reconciliation to Lies and Obfuscation: The Senate RDI Report

Robert Grenier | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics
Robert Grenier

What purports to be a Senate Intelligence Committee report is in fact nothing of the sort; it is a partisan Democratic Senate committee staff report, masquerading as something it is not.

Friday Talking Points -- Past, Present and Future

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Forty years ago today, President Nixon addressed the nation to announce he would be resigning the next day -- the only time in US history this has happened. Today, President Obama announced the US will be dropping bombs on Iraq once again. That's a pretty heavy-duty amount of the past to contemplate, in one week.

Michael McAuliff

Feinstein: Administration Is Hiding Key Facts In Senate's CIA Torture Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee is stalling the release of its detailed investigation of the CIA's use of torture, allegin...

Obama Administration Significantly Redacted Torture Report

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics

The release of a highly anticipated Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's interrogation tactics has been delayed due to "significant redac...

REPORT: CIA's Harsh, Bush-Era Torture Was Unnecessary

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee report will conclude that the CIA's use of harsh interrogation...