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Drone Memo

Missing Pieces in Analysis of Targeted-Killing Memo

Morris Davis | Posted 08.24.2014 | Politics
Morris Davis

The news media and bloggers have covered the memo's release extensively, particularly whether the Obama administration's position squares with the Constitution and U.S. laws. However, there are two areas that I believe are equally important that have been overlooked or ignored.

Matt Sledge

Here's The Drone Memo That Justified The Killing Of A U.S. Citizen | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

A federal court released on Monday a Justice Department memorandum justifying the drone killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, but government redactions still le...

Judicial Nominee Who Wrote Drone Memo Clears First Senate Hurdle

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a contentious federal appeals court nominee who helped develop the government's ...

Matt Sledge

Rand Paul Rejects White House Drone Memo Offer | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (R) on Tuesday rejected a White House offer to let senators read a federal court nominee's memo authorizing a drone strike on ...

White House Offers To Show Senators Secret Drone Memo

AP | By NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoping to head off another confirmation battle, the White House said Tuesday that it will allow senators to review a secret paper ...

Matt Sledge

Obama Criticized For Secret Spying And Drone Laws | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- A coalition of human rights and journalism groups sent a letter on Tuesday to President Barack Obama asking him to curb his administration...

Matt Sledge

Obama Wants To Keep Another DOJ Memo Secret | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The legal basis for the FBI's past use of emergency requests to obtain telephone records should be kept secret, the Justice Department sai...

10 Years Later, Preemption Still Doesn't Work

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Ten years ago, I made the ultimately futile effort of writing to FBI Director Robert Mueller warning that he needed to tell the truth about the Bush administration's unjustified decision to preemptively invade Iraq and the likelihood it would prove counterproductive.

Did Jon Stewart Say 'I'd Do Anything For A Vagina'?

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.27.2013 | Comedy

UPDATE: A Comedy Central spokesperson has confirmed to The Huffington Post that "this letter was absolutely not written by Jon Stewart." On Wednesd...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama DOJ Won't Even Disclose Number Of Classified Memos | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just how many classified opinions has the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel issued since President Barack Obama took office f...

Tea Party Senator: Obama Drone Memo 'Fraught With Constitutional Problems'

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said on Tuesday that President Barack Obama's drone policy was "fraught with constitutional problems." In an interview on t...

Vote On Obama Pick Delayed Over Controversial Memos

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

* Political sparring over Brennan becoming public * Feinstein says Brennan will be "capable CIA director" * Republicans ...

Jason Linkins

Looking Forward In Angst: Death-Dealing Drones And You | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

It would not seem, at first blush, to be particularly helpful to use drone attacks to incinerate people who preach against al Qaeda. But I'm sure I am overthinking things. Omelettes and eggs, after all. Best not to question it.

Amanda Terkel

Growing Number Of Lawmakers Demand Access To Drone Memo | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The bipartisan leadership of the House Judiciary Committee is requesting access to the Obama administration's classified opinions that j...

Obama And Drone Strikes: 'It Is Not What I Fought For'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

"It is horrible. As a Naval Officer in Vietnam, it is not what I fought for." That's what Leonard Magazine, a HuffPost reader from Battle Ground, W...

Targeted Killing Program

Hector Villagra | Posted 04.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Hector Villagra

Obama deserves nothing but the harshest criticism for claiming that the executive can wield the power to kill U.S. citizens with no accountability, whether before or even after the fact.

WATCH: MSNBC Hosts Deeply Divided On Drones

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.08.2013 | Media

MSNBC hosts split sharply from each other on Tuesday over the question of the Obama administration's drone policy. The majority of the channel's pr...

WH Reporters Pepper Press Secretary With Drone Questions

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.07.2013 | Media

White House reporters tried in vain to get information from press secretary Jay Carney about a newly released paper that deals with the Obama administ...

White House Ducks Controversial Question

AP | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is declining to explain its criteria for directing drone attacks against American citizens working abroad with terrorist...

11 Secret Documents Americans Deserve to See

David Wallechinsky | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
David Wallechinsky

Many documents produced by the U.S. government are confidential and not released to the public for legitimate reasons of national security. Others, however, are kept secret for more questionable reasons.