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Intelligence Oversight

Ali Watkins

Senate Intel Chair Moves Threats Hearing Behind Closed Doors, Continuing Oversight Shift

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday quietly held its annual worldwide threats hearing entirely behind closed doors for the firs...

Ali Watkins

Intelligence Agencies Slack Off When It Comes To Their Own Oversight

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A White House-appointed board published a comparative chart Thursday on how U.S. intelligence agencies use a Reagan-era executive order ...

Ali Watkins

Former Church Committee Staffers Urge Overhaul Of Spy Agency Oversight

HuffingtonPost.com | Ali Watkins | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK –- It’s no secret that the mid-20th century was a dirty time for U.S. intelligence agencies. J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI was waging personal ...

The CIA Is Not a Fourth Branch of Government

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The Senate must prevail in this Constitutional showdown between a secretive Executive Branch relic of the Cold War that has a long history of doing nasty things in our name.