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When Gay Marriage Was Radical

Michael Boucai | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Boucai

Marriage litigation played an important political role in gay liberation's heady early years. Between 1970 and 1972, among the dozen or so American same-sex couples who sought civil marriage licenses, three pursued lawsuits to the bitter end.

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...

Mike McConnell: An American Spymaster on Cyberwar

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Gardels

One of America's top spymasters, Mike McConnell, spoke with me recently at his office outside Washington.

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...

Secret Afghanistan Report "Grim," But No Plans To Declassify

ABC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

US intelligence analysts are putting the final touches on a secret National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on Afghanistan that reportedly describes the s...

FISA Fight: Attack Of The Epic Failure

Martin Bosworth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Bosworth

This was a battle the Democrats absolutely could have won. Instead, they knuckled under and granted a corrupt and authoritarian president one of his greatest victories.

U.S. Intel Chief Includes False Chain Email Story In Speech

LA Times | Andrew Malcolm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the weekend, when many of you were out doing errands instead of postponing work at your office desk by visiting The Ticket and learning lots of t...

Intelligence Director McConnell Backtracks On Waterboarding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Earlier this week, The New Yorker reported that Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell said that "waterboarding would be torture" if used ag...

US Spychief's Plan To Monitor Internet Raises Major Privacy Issues

Wall Street Journal | Siobhan Gorman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Spychief Mike McConnell is drafting a plan to protect America's cyberspace that will raise privacy issues and make the current debate over surveillanc...

Intelligence Czar McConnell A Principal Architect Of Private Security Industry

KPIX - CBS 5 San Francisco | Frank Viviano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Where does the buck stop? It�s a question that Washington has ignored through a long succession of scandals in Iraq, while senior offficials plead i...

Timeline Suggests Intel Director Gave False Testimony To Congress

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell told Congress last week that a May wiretap that targeted Iraqi insurgents was delayed for 12 hours by...