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Counting Homeless Kids, the Right Way

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Kevin M. Ryan

Children don't vote. They rely on us to protect them. The ones who are the most vulnerable, those who are homeless and at risk of being prostituted, need us more than ever.

The National Park Service Tells an Oyster Farm to Shuck Off

David Sheff | Posted 09.21.2014 | Green
David Sheff

The highest court was the last hope for Drake Bay Oyster Company (DBOC) to stay in business; after almost a decade of political and legal wrangling, the family-run farm has been evicted from its home of 70 years.

Friday Talking Points -- Meet Brian Schweitzer

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The news media showed without a shadow of a doubt that they have not learned from their coverage in the run-up to the Iraq war, as pretty much everyone who got Iraq fundamentally wrong before we invaded was invited to share their views.

Colorado Republican Calls Brian Schweitzer A 'Sexist Scumbag'

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

Former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) has spurred plenty of Internet buzz as of late over some comments he made about Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Cali...

Former Governor: Eric Cantor Sets Off My 'Gaydar'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

A new profile of former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer reveals the Democrat doesn't have much of a filter, as he vilifies Southerners and the gay commu...

Dianne Feinstein's Unsettling Victory

Peter Getty | Posted 08.05.2014 | Los Angeles
Peter Getty

Why should special provisions be made to ensure plentiful water for surprisingly well-heeled nut farmers when our steelhead and salmon populations are facing collapse?

Jennifer Bendery

Dianne Feinstein Not Ready To Oppose Michael Boggs, Cites Support In Black Community | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) offered a rare reprieve Sunday for President Barack Obama's beleaguered judicial pick Michael Boggs, sa...

Top Dem Calls Benghazi Committee 'Hunting Mission For A Lynch Mob'

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

Senate Intelligence Chair Dianne Feinstein (D) on Sunday called the House's new Benghazi committee "a hunting mission for a lynch mob," and dismissed ...

California Primary: Republican Fight to Lose to Jerry Brown Still Unsettled One Month Out

William Bradley | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

In the absence of big initiative battles or high-profile, big money candidates slugging it out, we are left with, what we are left with. Primarily, that's the question of which little known Republican will emerge from the open primary into the November run-off with Governor Jerry Brown.

Samantha Lachman

Gabrielle Giffords: 'Strong Women Get Things Done' | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- EMILY's List, an advocacy group dedicated to electing Democratic women to office, hosted an awards dinner Tuesday night where a distinct...

Twisting Honor, Twisting Human Rights: America and Torture

Jack Healey | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Jack Healey

The Bush presidency involved running riot over international agreements and the very foundations of the U.S. and virtually nothing happened. The Obama presidency has seen these policies continued or extended with both implicit and explicit statements that there would not be any pursuit of justice against those who offended it so deeply.

The CIA Must Remain a Secret Agency

Matthew Dunn | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Matthew Dunn

As a former British MI6 field operative who worked hand-in-glove with incredibly brave CIA officers, I don't understand why the U.S. Senate Intelligen...

Report: CIA Misled Everyone On Torture

McClatchy | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

A still-secret Senate Intelligence Committee report calls into question the legal foundation of the CIA’s use of waterboarding and other harsh inter...

CIA's 'Harsh Interrogations' Exceeded Legal Authority, Report Finds

Reuters / The Huffington Post | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - A classified U.S. Senate report found that the CIA's legal justification for the use of harsh interrogation techniq...

Andrew Perez

Rand Paul May Have Been Right That Congress Was 'Complicit' In Torture | Andrew Perez | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) applauded Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) last month after she spoke out against the CIA for allegedly spying on...

Hayden Says Feinstein Too 'Emotional' To Be Objective On Intelligence Report

The Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Ca.), chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, may be too "emotional" to have produced a fair report on the CIA's use of t...

Matt Sledge

Senate Committee Approves Release Of CIA Torture Report | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Tuesday to declassify the executive summary of a report detailing the CIA's George W. Bush-era torture and int...

Lawmakers See No Evidence Of Terrorism In Malaysia Plane Crash

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

(Adds aviation expert, additional Feinstein comment) By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON, March 30 (Reuters) - Senior U.S. lawma...

Intelligence Spies on Spies on Intelligence

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 05.26.2014 | Technology
Allen Schmertzler

The quest to profile for either monetary or political gain is here forever. Many consumer products, from handheld smart devices to cars and smart homes have enhanced capabilities to turn our inner world over to the metadata highway.

Matt Sledge

Human Rights Advocates Call For Release Of Senate Torture Report | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

Human rights advocates called Tuesday for the release of a Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture now caught in the middle of a dispute o...

Obama, the CIA, Congress, and the Constitution

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Michael Brenner

The issue of the CIA's spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee stands out from other abuses by the United States' intelligence agencies directed at private citizens and groups insofar as the core Constitutional principle of separation of powers is at stake.

Matt Sledge

Harry Reid Blasts CIA For 'Transparent Attempt To Intimidate' Senate | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) blasted the CIA in a second Wednesday letter, alleging that the agency has engaged in a "transparent attemp...

Beyond CIA and NSA Spying: Corruption

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

Few have recognized that both the NSA's pattern of spying and then lying about it and the CIA's trajectory of first committing torture crimes, then spying on Congress to cover it up, then lying about the spying when caught, can be described in a single word: corruption.

Advice Too Secret to Ignore

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

"'Be prepared' isn't just a saying for boy scouts -- not any more, not on our new, totally connected, and remarkably dangerous cyberplanet."

FBI Evaluating Complaints About Hacking By The CIA And Senate Intelligence Committee

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reuters) - The FBI is evaluating separate criminal referrals sent to the Justice Department by...