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Torture Investigation

When to Hunt for Witches

Stephen Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Baldwin

Why, after his boss, President Obama, has publicly expressed a position to the contrary, would Attorney General Eric Holder continue on a rogue course of "seeking truth"?

Torture Accountability at Last - for Peru

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

It is not cliche or radical to demand the U.S. hold our own torturers (at all levels) to the same level of accountability as British mining corporations.

Cornel West Comments On Obama's Nobel Peace Prize: Hard To Be War President With Peace Prize

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dr. Cornel West spoke at the Central Library in Los Angeles Friday, Oct. 9, and weighed in on what winning the Nobel Peace Prize will mean for Preside...

Ryan Grim

Alberto Gonzales Flip Flops On Torture Investigation | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former attorney general Alberto Gonzales became the second Bush-era official in a week to walk back a controversial remark on Thursday, reversing his ...

Gonzales Defends Holder's Decision To Investigate CIA

The Washington Times | Joseph Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales on Tuesday defended the decision of his current successor, Eric H. Holder Jr., to investigate alleged...

Bruce Fein On CIA Torture Investigation: "My Objection Is It's Much Too Narrow," Needs To Include Cheney (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bruce Fein, a former associate deputy attorney general under President Reagan, made a couple of important points tonight on Hardball regarding the inv...

Losing Wars We Already Won (Part I): Torture vs. WWII

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

Despite public pressure from voices across the political spectrum, the Obama administration continues to sweep torture under the rug.

Backward and Forward

Daniel Menaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Menaker

With regard to the probably heinous acts committed in terrorist interrogations by the Bush administration, there is no moving forward possible without looking backward first. So do your job, Mr. Holder.

Do We Really Want To Know Dick Cheney's Secrets?

Beth Armogida | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Beth Armogida

Eric Holder is considering whether to conduct a criminal investigation of interrogation techniques used during the Bush administration. In other words, Cheney-gate. Or "Saw VII."

Torture by Any Other Name

Allen Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allen Keller

The recently released memos detailing interrogation methods authorized by the Bush Administration, demonstrate the critical need for an independent and comprehensive investigation.

Jason Linkins

Poll: Pelosi Gets More Support Than CIA In Dispute | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Greg Sargent highlights a Rasmussen poll today that indicates that after several days of the media flogging Nancy Pelosi's inept press conference and ...

Torture Investigations Are Coming. Are We Ready to Face the Heinous Crimes that Could Be Revealed?

Carlos Watson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carlos Watson

I'm interested in what else may be uncovered. When investigators truly snoop around, they almost always find something unexpected.

Zelikow Advocates Independent Investigation Into Torture Policies

The Cable | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Philip Zelikow, the former counselor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, testifies before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee Wednesday about con...

Cheney: I'm Defending "Little Guys" Against Torture Investigations

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is speaking out against possible investigation and prosecution of those responsible for the harsh interrogation tech...

Our Obligation to Investigate

Sen. Robert Byrd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Robert Byrd

Spain and the United Kingdom have already initiated investigations of Bush administration officials over torture -- to continue to ignore the mounting evidence of clear wrongdoing is a national humiliation.

Ari Fleischer Says He Opposes Torture Investigation

Vanity Fair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

What's the easiest way to get a roomful of media people together? Offer them free lunch and a panel discussion on their favorite topic: themselves! Th...

Leahy Truth Commission Going Ahead Despite Lack Of Dem Support

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Pat Leahy (D-Vt.) will continue to push for a "truth commission" to investigate the Bush administration's detainee...

Sandra Day O'Connor Should Lead Torture Investigation

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

If the evidence in this case eventually passes the O'Connor barrier, then the American people can be confident that this issue was not politicized but given the judicial scrutiny it deserves.

Sam Stein

Lawmakers: Congress Will Investigate Torture, Bipartisan Support In Place | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The central debate dominating discussions of a possible investigation into torture by the Bush administration seems to have shifted sharply in the pas...

Pressure Grows To Investigate Interrogations, Officials Discuss Appointing Special Prosecutor

New York Times | PETER BAKER and SCOTT SHANE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pressure mounted on President Obama on Monday for more thorough investigation into harsh interrogations of terrorism suspects under the ...

Schumer: DOJ Should Investigate Red Cross Reports Of Torture

Raw Story | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A powerful Democrat has added his voice to those calling for a federal investigation into reports of torture at Guantanamo Bay and at black site priso...

Feith Scared To Testify At Torture Hearing

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today, the House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Rights held a hearing on abusive interrogation to look at the role of administra...