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Where's the Outrage?

Charles Kolb | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics
Charles Kolb

That's the question a French friend posed last year after the Edward Snowden leaks revealed that the U.S. government was, in fact, violating the law by spying on American citizens. Now we have another outrage that, so far, has failed to stir the American public to demand change.

U.S. Announces Release Of Two Americans Detained In North Korea

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.08.2014 | Politics

Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller are on their way home to America after being detained in North Korea for more than two years, the Office of the Di...

Movie Review: Citizenfour -- Sound the Alarm

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

What is most astonishing, as you watch Laura Poitras' Citizenfour, is how calm everyone is. At least at first.

Obama's ISIS Strategy Resembles Benghazi

Kevin Price | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics
Kevin Price

Recently President Barack Obama was on CBS' 60 Minutes discussing the problems the U.S. has had in dealing with the Islamic extremist organization, ISIS.

CIA Halts Spying In Europe

AP | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe in response to the furor over a German caught selling secrets ...

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...

Senate CIA 'Torture' Report Summary To Be Declassified

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) - The White House in the next few days is expected to declassify the long-awaited summ...

Michael Calderone

U.S. Spy Chief Warned Ex-NY Times Editor: 'You Will Have Blood On Your Hands' | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.14.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- On the evening of Aug. 2, former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson was on a crowded Metro North train, en route to her weekend...

Zach Carter

Top Spy Agency Has Hilariously Appropriate Welcome Message | Zach Carter | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

You have to credit them for consistency. If you call the The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, you'll be greeted with an appropriate we...

Clapper: Snowden Took Less Than Previously Thought

The Washington Post | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

As the intelligence community continues its assessment of the damage caused by Edward Snowden’s leaks of secret programs, Director of National Intel...

Does the Obama Administration Care About Innocents Killed by Drones?

Jeff Bachman | Posted 07.16.2014 | College
Jeff Bachman

How many innocent people will the Obama administration kill before it comes clean on who these people are and why they were taken from their families, their friends, and their communities?

Ryan J. Reilly

DOJ Reviewing Materials On Whether James Clapper Lied To Congress | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is reviewing materials sent by members of Congress asking for the prosecution of Director of National Intelligenc...

Pay No Attention to What They Tell You, They Are Listening In

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

It's rare that we ever get a glimpse of how our expanding secret state really works. But every now and then, a single case can suddenly illuminate an otherwise dark landscape.

The Week to Week News Quiz for 4/4/14

John Zipperer | Posted 06.04.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

Before you start celebrating the weekend, find out how much you know about this week's news by taking the latest Week to Week news quiz.

Clapper Confirms Warrantless Search Of Americans

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has conducted warrantless searches of Americans' communications as part of the National Security Agency's...

Dissecting Obama's Proposed NSA Reforms

Peter Van Buren | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The reforms, even if enacted exactly as proposed or even slightly strengthened, only alter the security state in some minor and superficial ways. Our Fourth Amendment rights against unwarranted search and seizure remain jackbooted.

U.S. Intelligence Officials To Tap Federal Workers With Secret Clearances

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials are planning a sweeping system of electronic monitoring that would tap into government, financial and ...

Spy Chief: We Can't Stop Another Snowden

The Daily Beast | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics

James Clapper spent his life protecting secrets. Then came the biggest leak of all....

Here's Why The NSA Surveillance Debate Goes Beyond Democrats And Republicans

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — While some leading Democrats are reluctant to condemn the dragnet surveillance of Americans' phone records, the Republican Party h...

Spy Chief: We Should've Told You We Track Your Calls

The Daily Beast | Eli Lake | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics

The U.S. government long considered its collection of Americans' call records to be a state secret. Now the Director of National Intelligence admits i...

Homeland Security Secretary Cites Syrian Conflict As Rising Security Threat

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The civil war in Syria has become a matter of U.S. homeland security over concerns about a small number of Americans who have gone...

Edward Snowden Leaks Lead To Pentagon Change

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER and STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top U.S. military intelligence official said Tuesday that the Pentagon will have to make costly changes to programs and personne...

Michael Calderone

Does U.S. Intelligence Chief Consider Journalists To Be Snowden's 'Accomplices' | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.30.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -– Director of National Intelligence James Clapper urged former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and his “accomplices” to return leaked do...

Top U.S. Intelligence Official Says Syrian Al-Qaida Group Aspires To Attack U.S.

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. intelligence official says a Syrian militant group tied to al-Qaida, the al-Nusra Front, aspires to attack the United...

Director of National Intelligence Calls On Edward Snowden To Return NSA Documents

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Director of National Intelligence James Clapper wants former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden to return the rest of the secret d...