iOS app Android app

Feinstein Panetta

Panetta Takes Back Remarks On Detainee Rendition

AP | PAMELA HESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — CIA Director-nominee Leon Panetta formally retracted a statement he made Thursday that the Bush administration transferred prisoner...

CIA: Thinking Outside The Fraternity

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geri Spieler

We've been hearing a lot about change lately -- but the question here was about changing an organization like the CIA, with its special functions and rules and strong internal cohesiveness.

Feinstein Backs Panetta For CIA, Changing Tune

AP | ERICA WERNER and PAMELA HESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the incoming chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Wednesday she intends to support Pre...

Sorry Dianne: Panetta's a Great Choice for CIA Director

Phil Trounstine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phil Trounstine

Having frozen Panetta out of the California governor's race in 1998 by not deciding whether to run until he had no chance of lining up financial backing, now would be a good time to stand aside and let him rise to the occasion.

Regarding Panetta: Let's Not Forget About Gates

Kristen Breitweiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristen Breitweiser

Placing an inexperienced person like Leon Panetta at CIA for his clean hands and "managerial expertise" will cost lives on the day of the next domestic terrorist attack.

Fuss Over Panetta Should Remind Hill Dems: It's Not About You

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Brodsky

Obama comes into office with a clear election mandate, and the last thing he needs is the public view of a bunch of squabbling Democrats (see: Burris, Roland) doing the GOP's work for it.

Ryan Grim

Biden: Obama Made Mistake Not Consulting Feinstein

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama transition team made a mistake by not consulting with Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California before choosing Leon Panetta to head th...

CIA: Parsing The Panetta Pick

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

To say Panetta is a Clinton retread is to ignore his actual background. He comes out of a tradition which is almost forgotten today, that of the liberal Republican.

Feinstein Not Happy With Obama's CIA Pick

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat who's about to take the reins as chairwoman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, doesn't app...