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Cia Torture Report

A Bittersweet Ending to The Official Story, Loaded With Learnings for the American People

Carlos F. Torres | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics
Carlos F. Torres

The miraculous finding of the kidnapped-at-birth grandson of the head of a leading Argentine human-rights organization is worthy of noting not just for the closing it brings to this human drama but because it sheds light on the crimes that governments commit in the name of security.

Michael McAuliff

Feinstein: Administration Is Hiding Key Facts In Senate's CIA Torture Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee is stalling the release of its detailed investigation of the CIA's use of torture, allegin...

U.S. Heightens Embassy Security Ahead Of CIA Torture Report

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics

(Adds Feinstein comments) By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department is increasing secur...

White House, Senate Spar Over Deletions From Torture Report

McClatchy DC | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration and the Senate Intelligence Committee are sparring over the administration’s deletions of fake names from th...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Had To Explain To Colleagues Why Torture Is Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ahead of the expected release of a massive, damning report on the Central Intelligence Agency's use of torture in the years after 9/11, ...

Leaked Findings Paint Pattern Of CIA Deception

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversial torture report by the Senate Intelligence Committee paints a pattern of CIA deception about the effectiveness of w...

Andrew Perez

Rand Paul May Have Been Right That Congress Was 'Complicit' In Torture

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Perez | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) applauded Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) last month after she spoke out against the CIA for allegedly spying on...

Dianne Feinstein Asks White House To Edit Torture Report

AP | By BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee appealed to President Barack Obama to reconsider his administration's decision to ta...

Liz Cheney: Nancy Pelosi's 'Spine Doesn't Seem To Reach Her Brain'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

Liz Cheney on Tuesday countered House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) criticism of her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, claiming t...

Democrats Decry Ex-CIA Director For Calling Feinstein 'Emotional'

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading Democrats sharply criticized a former CIA chief on Monday for suggesting that a disputed torture report produced by Sen. D...

Senator Thinks Cheney Should Try Waterboarding 'If He Doesn't Think That Was Torture'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) said Sunday that former Vice President Dick Cheney should give waterboarding a try himself if he doesn't believe the interro...

Hayden Says Feinstein Too 'Emotional' To Be Objective On Intelligence Report

The Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Ca.), chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, may be too "emotional" to have produced a fair report on the CIA's use of t...

Matt Sledge

Senate Committee Approves Release Of CIA Torture Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Tuesday to declassify the executive summary of a report detailing the CIA's George W. Bush-era torture and int...

Matt Sledge

Harry Reid Blasts CIA For 'Transparent Attempt To Intimidate' Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) blasted the CIA in a second Wednesday letter, alleging that the agency has engaged in a "transparent attemp...

The Senate Report on CIA Torture and Why We Speak Out

Curt Goering | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Curt Goering

If the United States is to speak with any authority on human rights, our government's action must reflect its rhetoric. That means, in part, that we uphold our legal obligations to fully investigate credible reports of torture committed by our own officials, and make the results public.

It's Never Too Late to Account for Our Torturous Past

Melina Milazzo, Esq. | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Melina Milazzo, Esq.

Eleven years ago, government lawyers John Yoo and Jay Bybee "redefined the law" to provide distorted legal justifications -- where none exist -- to torture detainees held in U.S. custody. The public release of the 6,000 page Senate report on the CIA torture program would be a significant step in the right direction.

Matt Sledge

'Zero Dark Thirty' Makers Asked To Weigh In On Senate Torture Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Twenty-eight retired generals and admirals sent a letter to the Academy Award-nominated filmmakers behind "Zero Dark Thirty" on Thursday, ...

John Brennan's Rocky Reception On Torture

Matt Sledge | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Matt Sledge

John Brennan's confirmation hearings begin February 7. That means he has a week to get his story straight on torture, a topic that will most certainly...

Matt Sledge

Will Brennan Nod Pave Way For Secret CIA Torture Report's Release?

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics

Torture foes are seizing on President Barack Obama's nomination of John Brennan for CIA chief to push for the release of a Senate Intelligence Committ...

Matt Sledge

Senate Approves Report On CIA Torture

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

The Senate Intelligence Committee voted 9-6 on Thursday to approve a report on the CIA's post-9/11 interrogation program that could shed light on the ...

CIA Threatened To Kill The Children Of Detainee: Report

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By STEVEN R. HURST and DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press Writers WASHINGTON - CIA interrogators threatened to kill the children of one detainee at t...

Obama Administration Delays Release Of CIA Report

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Thursday that it needs two more months to review an internal CIA report on the agency's secret detent...