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"Waterboard Him Some More"

Katherine Hawkins | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Katherine Hawkins

CIA torture program architect and defender Jose Rodriguez is certain that the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's (SSCI) torture study is full of errors. Rodriguez does not say what those errors are; he claims he cannot rebut them in detail because he has not read the report.

Rand Paul's Message to Obama: Don't Drone Me Bro

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

The most positive outcome of Rand Paul's 13-hour filibuster was giving the American public a sense of the treacherous path that President Obama's drone program could take. The biggest flaw, however, was Rand's refusal to strongly condemn the way drones are already being used.

Obama Pick Stood Silent On Harsh Technique

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Senate hearing on John Brennan's nomination to head the CIA could lay bare some parts of the secret war against al-Qaida: lethal ...

Much Ado About Nothing on Obama's White Guy Appointees

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Their tenures in these positions often far out ran the tenure of the president that appointed them. But because they were largely nameless and faceless they got very little attention. Obama's appointments to the judiciary are a near textbook example of that. Few can name any of them.

An Ambiguous Policy by the New US Administration towards Damascus and Tehran

Raghida Dergham | Posted 03.13.2013 | World
Raghida Dergham

All indications point that the foreign policy of the second Barack Obama Administration will carry two aspects, one implicit and one explicit, moving ...

'Bones' Has Her Baby ... In A Manger?

Posted 04.03.2012 | TV

Fans have been waiting a long time for this special day, and it finally came. Booth and Brennan's baby that is, on the latest episode of "Bones" (Mon....

White House Counterterrorism Adviser Says Pakistani Taliban Behind Times Square Bomb Plot

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Saying they obtained new evidence, senior White House officials said Sunday that the Pakistani Taliban were behind the failed Times...

John Brennan's Recidivism Comments Much Like Condi Rice's In 2005

Politico | Glenn Thrush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pete King, Kit Bond and Lindsey Graham have all called for John Brennan's head in recent days -- King and Graham have cited Brennan's defense of the e...

John Brennan Embroiled In High Pitched Fight With GOP Over Terrorism Policy

Time | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John Brennan, Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, is now President Barack Obama's official attack dog in an e...

Brennan Terrorism Op-Ed: 'Politically Motivated Criticism And Unfounded Fear-Mongering' Help Al-Qaeda

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Deputy National Security Advisor, John Brennan, took to USA Today's Op-Ed page on Tuesday, to give critics of the Obama Administration's terror polici...

John Brennan: Cheney 'Ignorant' Or Distorting Terror Facts (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Another Obama administration official is pushing back against Dick Cheney's attacks on the White House over the attempted Christmas Day terrorist atta...

Obama Aide Declares End to War on Terrorism

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John Brennan picked a deeply symbolic day to end the "war on terrorism." On August 6, 2001, Brennan, then a senior CIA official and now President O...

Brennan Suggests He Played Role In Domestic Surveillance

The Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I'll have a broader piece up soon about John Brennan's speech about counterterrorism, which in many ways represented a stark departure from several ke...

Brennan Coming Back To Coordinate Counterterrorism

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama is preparing to scrap the way President Bush oversaw domestic security in the White House and name a former Central Intel...

Green Banking, Good Banking

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Tepper Marlin

If Ceres Climate Change ratings had been used as a proxy for long-term thinking, they would have been helpful. They would, in the context of the illiquidity of the credit markets, have been a good predictor of the Bankers Panic of 2008.