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GOP Rep. Says He Would Support An Investigation Of Secret CIA Program

The Plumline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I'm a bit surprised this isn't getting more attention: Last night, A Republican member of Congress -- Rep Mac Thornberry -- said he would support an i...

Jason Linkins

Joe Scarborough, Pelosi Critic, Now Laments Unfair Criticism Of Pelosi | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Scarborough's now lamenting that Nancy Pelosi, "a friend of mine from Congress" has "caught a lot of grief" for that criticism. The big takeaway? Starbucks apparently has a Rohypnol Frappuccino.

The CIA and Murdoch Will Get Away With It

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

The CIA and the Murdoch organization are protected by their own consistently bad behavior and negative image.

Shirley and the CIA

Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Norman Horowitz

Where are all of the documentaries about the CIA on FOX, CBS, NBC and ABC?

Pete Hoekstra: CIA Scandal "Very, Very Bizarre"

AP | PAMELA HESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congressional aides said Thursday that Democratic leaders are prepared to soften a proposal that more lawmakers be briefed on secre...

Panetta Orders Probe Of Secret Spy Program

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CIA director Leon Panetta has ordered an internal inquiry into the agency's handling of a contentious and still highly-classified intelligence program...

The CIA's Role in Iranian Regime Change

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Keith Thomson

I would guess that in the past year, there were more regime-change-in-Iran plots floated by members of the intelligence community than there are Iranians.

Obama Torture Task Force Considers Reducing CIA Role In Interrogations

The Washington Independant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The task force charged with fleshing out President Obama's ban on torture in interrogations is likely to recommend the creation of small, mixed-agency...

Dick Cheney Is Good for America

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

The Democrats have pretty much gotten it: The Panetta point is that Cheney's not just a fearmonger, but something like a short-seller.

Dick Cheney Responds To Panetta: I Hope He Was "Misquoted"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CIA Director Leon Panetta caused a stir this weekend, when New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer quoted him saying former VP Dick Cheney almost seems to want...

Leon Panetta On Cheney

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — CIA Director Leon Panetta says former Vice President Dick Cheney's criticism of the Obama administration's approach to terrorism al...

This Week in Magazines: Bernie, Blago and Betrayal

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Warren

This may be a golden era of betrayal. Bernie Madoff, Eliot Spitzer, Chris Brown, Rod Blagojevich, Alex Rodriguez and Mel Gibson are among the liars and cheats who've hurt their biggest fans and chums the most.

CIA, Intel Director Locked In Turf Battle

AP | PAMELA HESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The nation's two intelligence chiefs are locked in a turf battle over overseas posts, forcing National Security Adviser James L. Jo...

CIA Chief Panetta on Israel and Iran, Drone Strikes in Pakistan, Congress, and Torture

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Gardels

Earlier this week, the surprising new director of the CIA, Leon Panetta, took a lunch break to talk with the Pacific Council on International Policy.


Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

Sluggo occasionally gets one over on Spike and gets Nancy back on track.

Democrites: Nancy Pelosi and Torture

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Sedaei

There is not a day that you wake up, turn on the news and don't hear about the Democrats backtracking, engaging in hypocrisy and appeasing the Republicans, Dick Cheney and Rush Limbaugh.

What, Exactly, Was Pelosi Supposed to Do?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Pelosi can be defended for being in an impossible situation at the time. Even if she disagreed with the policy, there simply wasn't much for her to do about it.

Stop the Presses: Cheney's Re-emergence Is Finally Explained!

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

Nancy Pelosi, this week, accused the CIA of lying. Who, journalists collectively ask, could ever accuse the CIA of lying? Who indeed? Almost anybody, it seems to me.

24 and the Tortuous Politics of Torture

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

For Dick Cheney, if there's a 1% chance of a terror plot existing, it should be treated as a certainty. It's one thing when that sort of manipulation is used to entertain, and quite another when it's used to govern.

CIA Director Panetta: Records Show CIA Officers Briefed Lawmakers Truthfully

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — CIA Director Leon Panetta says agency records show CIA officers briefed lawmakers truthfully in 2002 on methods of interrogating te...

CIA Chief's Secret Mission: Warn Israel Against Surprise Attack On Iran

Times of London | James Hider in Jerusalem | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

America's spy chief was sent on a secret mission to Israel to warn its leaders not to launch a surprise attack on Iran without notifying the US Admini...

Torture Memos Spur Intense Debate In Obama Inner Circle

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As President Obama met with top advisers on the evening of April 15, he faced one of the sharpest policy divides of his young administration....

Obama Thanks CIA During First Visit To Langley; Defends Release Of Torture Memos

AP | NATASHA METZLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday defended before his most skeptical audience his decision to release Bush-era memos outlining inter...

Tim Roemer To Be India Ambassador

Foreign Policy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Former Indiana Congressman Tim Roemer (D-IN) will be nominated to be U.S. ambassador to India, The Cable has learned. The former member of the 9/11 co...

Will Obama Block Release of Key Bush-era Torture Memos?

Jeremy Scahill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Scahill

As has been pointed out by journalists, human rights lawyers and critics, President Obama has continued -- and continues to defend -- some of the Bush administration's most repressive "War on Terror" policies.