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Finding Peace During Home Repairs

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 09.16.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

His job was to go up on the roof and find the source of the leak. A pinhole, I requested, or a loose shingle. "Find something easy to repair, and not terribly expensive," I said as he climbed the ladder.

Unorthodox Questions About Leaks

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

Most everybody is up in arms over the recent revelations about government snooping and the Obama administration's investigation of the media to find the leakers. These investigations, the media reports, "chill" its sources. Well, I have some questions about this whole ball of wax.

It's Time for the Press to Fight Back Against Secrecy

Dan Froomkin | Posted 08.17.2013 | Media
Dan Froomkin

Even in this day of fragmented audiences and decimated newsrooms, major news organizations still have the ability to spark a national conversation around a given issue, by putting experienced, tenacious beat reporters on the story. So what's needed is a new beat, to cover secrecy itself.

The Making of a Global Security State

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Tom Engelhardt

Washington's urge to take control of the global communications environment, lock, stock, and chat room, to gather its "data" -- billions and billions of pieces of it -- and so turn the world into a secret set of connections, represents a remarkable development.

Edward Snowden: Hero to the Highest Bidder?

Michael Yaki | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics
Michael Yaki

Nothing about the Snowden Affair smells quite right. It is one thing to break the law to reveal the existence of a secret NSA surveillance program. But there was little secret about this program.

'Don't Tread on Me!' Unless You're the National Security Agency

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 08.11.2013 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

The National Security Agency's data mining and domestic spying program that the investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald has exposed should concern anyone who cares about our Fourth Amendment privacy rights.

Nancy Pelosi Slams Female Democrats in Leaked Email

Reductress | Posted 08.10.2013 | Comedy

I would rather have 40 girls who are moderates, talk to donors, and can wear the right fucking pantsuit for a fucking election season.

WATCH: Bill O'Reilly FREAKS OUT Over NSA Scandal

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.07.2013 | Media

Bill O'Reilly expressed his outrage over the government's major surveillance program during his Thursday Fox News show. O'Reilly's Fox News colleag...

Ryan J. Reilly

Eric Holder: Justice Department Media Probe 'A Little Out Of Whack' | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday he was "not comfortable" approving a search warrant affidavit for a Fox News journalist's em...

Leak Investigation of Fox News' James Rosen Crosses Red Line by Seizing Contents of Emails, not Just Data

Peter Scheer | Posted 07.29.2013 | Media
Peter Scheer

We take for granted a loss of privacy for all manner of data generated by our connection to, and use of, the internet. But government's access, on a secret basis, to the content of my communications -- that is a difference in kind that is exponentially more "chilling."

Friday Talking Points -- Pivoting To Other News

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Some weeks, not much happens in political news, and other weeks it seems like almost too much happens. This was one of the latter types of week.

NY Times Eviscerates Obama White House

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro and Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.23.2013 | Media

The Justice Department's investigation and surveillance of the Associated Press and Fox News have led to perhaps the most sustained wave of criticism ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Justice Department Says It 'Never Prosecuted A Reporter' | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Eric Holder did not recuse himself from the 2010 search warrant for emails from a Fox News reporter's personal account,...

Ryan J. Reilly

CIA Leaker Ready For '30 Years... Oh My God, 30 Months In Prison' | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- John Kiriakou is expected to report to a federal court in Virginia on Friday and become the first former CIA officer to be sentenced to ...

Ryan J. Reilly

John Kiriakou Hopes Aaron Swartz's Death Sparks Discussion Of Prosecutorial Overreach | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A former CIA officer scheduled to be sentenced on Friday for leaking protected information said in an interview Wednesday that the suspe...

Joshua Hersh

GOP Lawmaker Has No Regrets On Sensitive Docs Dump | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Republican congressman who has aggressively championed an investigation into the Obama administration's han...

Pentagon Intensifies Efforts to Plug Leaks, Catch Leakers

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

The Secretary of Defense sternly warned Defense Department employees Thursday that the government will scour news reports for leaks of classified information, try to unmask the leakers, and refer cases to the Justice Department -- which has the power to prosecute.

The Big Chill: How Obama Is Operating in Unprecedented Secrecy -- While Attacking the Secret-Tellers

Dan Froomkin | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Dan Froomkin

Far from reversing the Bush-Cheney executive power grab, President Obama is taking it to new extremes. More than a decade after it started, we still have no clue how much the government is listening in on us or reading our email. And the government's response to this unprecedented secrecy is a war on leaks.

Three Journalists Subpoenaed By Defense In CIA Leak Case | Posted 12.12.2012 | Media

Three journalists subpoenaed by the defense in the criminal case against of former Central Intelligence Agency officer John Kiriakou will fight effort...

Dan Froomkin

The Dark Side Of The Obama White House | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

The most conspicuous reaction in Washington to a series of astonishing national security revelations, many of which emerged in two new books, has come...

Joshua Hersh

Mitt Romney Sidesteps Syria, Hits Obama On Leaks In Major Foreign Policy Address | Joshua Hersh | Posted 07.25.2012 | World

In his first major foreign policy address in more than nine months, Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, sidestepped a key o...

Pentagon To Monitor Major U.S. Media Outlets For Defense Leaks

Reuters | David Alexander and Donna Smith | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 19 (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered senior Pentagon officials on Thursday to begin monitoring major U.S. news media...

John Roberts' Health Care Switch And Supreme Court Leaks Ignite Media Frenzy

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling to uphold the heart of President Barack Obama’s health care law, the media’s fasci...

Intelligence Chief Uses Unreliable Lie Detector Technology to Plug Media Leaks

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

This week, the nation's top intelligence official announced that the government is expanding its use of the polygraph to expose federal employees. The testing could put intelligence workers at risk of being falsely stigmatized.

Andrea Stone

Intel Director Seeks Leaks With Lie Detector Test | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

The nation's top intelligence official, acting in the wake of a series of revelations about secret national security programs, announced Monday the st...