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Obama State Secrets

U.S. Uses State Secrets Law To Intervene In Iran-Related Lawsuit

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

(Adds response by lawyers for both sides in lawsuit, paragraph 5) By Emily Flitter NEW YORK, Sept 12 (Reuters) - The U....

A Family Affair: Who’s Left Behind After the FBI’s Fake Terror Stings (PHOTOS)

ColorLines | Lyric Cabral | Posted 11.11.2011 | Black Voices

This piece originally appeared at ColorLines. Ten years after September 11, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has prioritized protecting Am...

Obama Opens the Oval Office to Good Government Groups

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

When we met with him yesterday, President Obama did something remarkable: He said the issue of transparency in government is incredibly difficult, and he asked us to work with his office to improve the status quo.

Supreme Court To Consider Controversial 'State Secrets' Doctrine

Wall Street Journal | JESS BRAVIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For the first time in nearly 60 years, the Supreme Court on Tuesday will consider the limits of "state secrets," a legal doctrine the government often...

Jason Linkins

White House Expands On Executive Powers Once Criticized By Obama, No Doubt To The Delight Of The Base | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As you may have heard, in these last eight weeks of the campaign season, the Democrats are going to be ramping up efforts to remind voters of how bad ...

Holder's State Secrets Policy Fails To Impress Critics: "Nothing New"

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder got plenty of attention Wednesday for announcing a new policy that is supposed to "strengthen public confidence" when the...

Political Historian Garry Wills: Obama Still Runs Bush's Secret Empire

Entangled Giant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

George W. Bush left the White House unpopular and disgraced. His successor promised change, and it was clear where change was needed. Illegal acts sho...

Obama To Set Higher Bar For Keeping State Secrets | Carrie Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration will announce a new policy Wednesday making it much more difficult for the government to claim that it is protecting state se...

Feingold Gives Obama A "D" On State Secrets

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama is receiving a "D" for his handling of state secrets in a "rule of law" report card prepared by fellow Democrat Russ Feingold, a Wisco...

State Secrets: Obama AND Bush Position Rejected

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The first sign that the Obama DOJ would replicate many of the worst and most radical arguments of the Bush DOJ was in the Jeppesen case, a lawsuit bro...

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.

Sam Stein

Gibbs: Obama Stands By DOJ's Use Of State Secrets Privilege | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The President fully supports the Department of Justice's citing of the state secrets privilege to brush aside lawsuits targeting officials who oversaw...

Sam Stein

Pelosi Splits With Obama On State Secrets, Bush Investigations (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaker Nancy Pelosi struck a discordant chord with the White House on Wednesday, claiming a "difference of opinion" with the administration's approac...

Obama Officials Defend Controversial State Secret Decision

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The State Secret Privilege is perhaps the most powerful executive tool available for any president to use, and thus the Obama administration's decisio...

Torture Case Tests Obama's Secrecy Policy

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's sweeping reversals of torture and state secret policies are about to face an early test. After Obama issued an executive order and ...