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Andrea Stone

Mitt Romney Adviser Shrugs Off Death Of Al Qaeda Leader | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A senior national security adviser to Mitt Romney's campaign downplayed the importance of a drone strike in Pakistan that killed al Qaed...

Max J. Rosenthal

Bush's CIA Director Hoped For 'Aw, Sh*t!' Moment | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During the 2008 campaign, then-Sen. Barack Obama railed against the intelligence programs implemented under President George W. Bush and...

First Nighter: Two Shakespeare "Problem" Plays Cause Additional Problems in Central Park

David Finkle | Posted 08.30.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

The "problem plays" Shakespeare uncorked in the early 17th century contain enough problems that there's no call for directors and players to add new ones. That, however, is what's transpiring in the Public Theater's summer 2011 Central Park offerings.

Andrea Stone

Hayden, Chertoff Buck Republican Call To Bring Troops Home From Afghanistan | Andrea Stone | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman want a faster withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, and a growing nu...

Marcus Baram

Fear Pays: Chertoff, Ex-Security Officials Slammed For Cashing In On Government Experience | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After last month's plot to send bombs from Yemen to the United States aboard a cargo plane, former U.S. Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff's whi...

Former NSA Head: Countries Spewing Cyberattacks Should Be Held Responsible | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Retired General Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency, said Thursday that one solution being discussed in government is to s...

Woodward: U.S. Drones Killed Americans In Pakistan

SpyTalk | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CIA drones killed "many Westerners, including some U.S. passport holders" in Pakistan's tribal area during the George W. Bush administration, the new ...

It's Time to Admit the War on Drugs Has Failed

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Last fall, Eric Holder issued a directive that the DEA should respect state medical marijuana laws. But that directive had a lot of wiggle room and as a result the DEA's raids on medical marijuana suppliers continue.

Let's Be Intelligent About Social Media Intelligence

Karthika Swamy Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karthika Swamy Cohen

While increased social media use by the government for enhanced communication is great, monitoring public information that is not authorized for such purposes raises privacy concerns.

CIA Wins Epic Turf Battle With Intelligence Czar | Mark Hosenball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The CIA has decisively won a long-running turf fight with the director of national intelligence, the CIA's ostensible boss, over who will be the top U...

Former CIA Chief: Gains From Torture "Modest"

Examiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency Director General Michael Hayden said today that an internal CIA report expected to be ...

Setting the Record Straight on Warrantless Wiretapping Program

Sen. Dianne Feinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Strong intelligence tools are necessary to keep us secure. But those tools must be transparent to Congress, subject to legal review from the Executive Branch, and fully consistent with the law.

Torture Revelations Will Leave the Left Frustrated

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

The most likely outcome of this whole business will be that nobody will be punished.

Refuting the Self-Fulfilling Torture Prophecy: A Response to Hayden and Mukasey

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Not torturing prisoners is one of our nation's proudest traditions, one of the features that define us. Yet, the men who served as CIA Director and Attorney General still believe in these techniques.

Cheney Wants Documents Released, Jack The Ripper Wants Brothels Closed, Peter Luger Wants Vegan Menu...

Jerry and Joe Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry and Joe Long

George W Bush was the laziest coward to ever hold the presidency. Cheney was and is a proactive coward. He will jettison everyone and everything to save his ass.

Sam Stein

Hayden: We'll Have To Clear Interrogation Practices With ACLU, New York Times (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former CIA Director Michael Hayden lashed out at the Obama administration on Sunday for releasing memos on interrogation techniques used on detainees,...

What the CIA Doesn't Need You to Know

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keith Thomson

CIA Director Michael Hayden is taking significant steps to soften critics of the CIA's overclassification and other obfuscations -- and perhaps even to rekindle America's confidence in the Agency.

Hayden CIA Chief Rumors Cause More Concern

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

with John Brennan out of the picture, a more controversial contender for CIA chief has emerged: As President-elect Barack Obama continues to build hi...

CIA Shot Down American Missionary Plane, Repeatedly Misled Congress, Report Finds

Washington Post | Joby Warrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The CIA repeatedly misled Congress and the Justice Department in their investigations of the 2001 shoot-down of a Peruvian plane carrying U.S. mission...

CIA Chief: Bin Laden Alive, Worried About "Own Security"

ABC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Osama bin Laden is alive and "putting a lot of energy into his own security," the director of the CIA, General Michael Hayden, said today. He also ...

Top Intel Officials Expect To Lose Jobs

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The nation's top two intelligence officers expect to be replaced by President-elect Barack Obama early in his administration, according to senior inte...

Obama Taps Veteran Dems For Pentagon, State Handover

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama's brain trust continues to grow. The president-elect has hired former Senate Armed Services Committee chairman Sam Nunn to help shepherd his Pe...

After Brain Surgery, He's Still The Same Old Robert Novak

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sandy Goodman

His latest column shows that while Novak can be exceedingly gracious to people who helped him through his ordeal, he can still be spiteful and deceptive when it comes to those he doesn't like.

Is Terrorism Disappearing?

Bernard I. Finel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bernard I. Finel

Some say we are making great progress in the "war on terror" -- there has been some decline in the number of casualties and there is increasing debate within jihadist circles over the legitimacy of attacks.

Jason Linkins

General Hayden Revises History In Iraq | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We gave this particular moment some special attention on our Sunday Morning Liveblog today, but it deserves some special attention and scrutiny. We'r...