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Cute/Ridiculous Animal Thing Of The Day: Dog Looks Guilty After Eating Treats (VIDEO)

Posted 12.15.2014 | Comedy

Do you enjoy mysteries and cute dogs? If your answer is yes, then this video is for you. A man returns home to find a torn and empty bag of cat tr...

White House Pushing Yemen For More Interrogation Powers, Intelligence Sharing In Wake Of Bomb Plot

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration wants quicker and fuller access to intelligence gleaned by Yemeni counterterrorist forces and greater abil...

Congratulations, Congress for Speedily Working on This: It Only Took You Six Years

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Although most of the crimes committed against the Iraqi prisoners were carried out by regular U.S. military forces, there was some private military contractor involvement.

Lie Detector: Sarah Palin, Bill Clinton, John Edwards 10 'Liespotting' Tips For Taking Back The Truth (PHOTOS)

Pamela Meyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Pamela Meyer

It starts with the book LieSpotting, which introduces everyday people to deception detection techniques well known in law enforcement and in the intelligence world.

A Russian-U.S. Spy Swap: What's the Rush?

Haggai Carmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Haggai Carmon

It has been barely two weeks since the alleged Russian sleeper cell was arrested. The FBI have a unique opportunity to question the suspects and get answers to tough questions.

The Cost of Torture on Returning Vets

Matthew Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Alexander

We're now beginning to see additional effects of waterboarding -- severe PTSD and suicides among those that were asked to torture and abuse detainees.

MKULTRA: the Perversion of Ethics

Michael Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Kaplan

The CIA can wantonly destroy innocent lives in the pursuit of illusory goals. That's something you don't need a tin-foil hat to believe.

Prayer, Confession and the Police

Mark Osler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mark Osler

Are we comfortable with prayer being used as a technique to get confessions? For many of us, there is something deeply troubling about this trend, which has been almost uniformly approved of by courts.

George W. Bush Defends Waterboarding: Would Waterboard Khalid Sheik Mohammed Again

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Former President George W. Bush says if he had it to do over, he would still waterboard the self-professed mastermind of t...

Interrogation Critics Ought to Give it a Try Sometime

Jack Cloonan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Cloonan

Those politicians and pundits who denounce the decision to Mirandize Mr. Shazhad, a naturalized U.S. citizen, do a disservice to the men and women in law enforcement who every day try their best to protect us.

CIA Interrogation Investigation: Senate Looks Into DOJ Attorneys Who Approved Methods

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Senate committee chairman told the Justice Department on Friday to hunt for the missing e-mails of an attorney who provided legal...

CIA Interrogation Methods: Documents Show 68 Lawmakers Were Briefed On Program

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CIA officials briefed at least 68 U.S. lawmakers between 2001 and 2007 on enhanced interrogation methods like simulated drowning that were being consi...

Freedom and Security are not Enemies

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Human Rights First

By Gabor Rona, International Legal Director and Interim Director, Law and Security Program Vice President Joe Biden hit the nail on the head when he ...

Dark Days

Matthew Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Alexander

The previous administration failed to keep the beast in its chains. The torture and abuse of detainees was the result of professional misconduct that gave birth to war crimes. Those are the dark days.

Jason Linkins

Jeff Sessions Warns That Following The Rule Of Law Will Result In 'Dire Consequences' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you want just one taste of the essential stupidity of the politicization of the Abdulmutallab investigation, you need only look at today's Washingt...

Jason Linkins

Reality Lends Credit To Abdulmutallab Interrogation | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Thanks to an outbreak of reported-on reality, a beloved War On Terror talking point -- that the FBI's by-the-books interrogation of Umar Farouq Abdulm...

The FBI Is Getting it Right

Matthew Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Alexander

The FBI are leveraging their experience interrogating multiple terrorists over the past two decades along with knowledge gained since 9/11. The result is that the would-be Christmas Day bomber is talking.

Top Spies Terror Warning: Shades of Bush

Jeff Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Stein

Which is it now -- imminent terrorist threat, or no threat? Certain or uncertain? Only last month U.S. intelligence officials were saying the Nigeria...

What Do We Lose by Mirandizing Nigerian Who Sought to Blow Up Plane on Christmas Day?

David Danzig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Danzig

U.S. interrogators have a wide array of "approaches" they can use to try to induce someone like Abdulmutallab to talk, whether he is being held at Guantanamo or in Miami.

CIA Secret Prison Found At Horseback Riding School In Lithuania

ABC News | Brian Ross And Matthew Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The CIA built one of its secret European prisons inside an exclusive riding academy outside Vilnius, Lithuania, a current Lithuanian government offici...

Thomson Prison Will Likely Be Next Stop For Gitmo Detainees, Says Obama Administration

Washington Post | Peter Slevin and Peter Finn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Despite opposition from congressional Republicans, the Obama administration is signaling that a state prison in rural Thomson, Ill., will p...

The Next Generation of American Interrogators

Matthew Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Alexander

There are two areas in particular where interrogators would benefit from improvement. The first is in adapting non-coercive criminal interrogation techniques. The second is the realm of cultural knowledge.

The Fall Of Greg Craig

TIME | Massimo Calabresi and Michael Weisskopf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nearly 100 days after Barack Obama entered office, his top White House lawyer, Greg Craig, braced the President's senior advisers for a potentially ex...

Public Enemies and the Invention of Video

Paul Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paul Snyder

For all of director Michael Mann's aesthetic sophistication, the film's spontaneity runs roughshod over a lot of true history.

A 9/11 Reality Check

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

What if eight years ago the World Trade Center had been leveled by a small nuclear bomb that took out most of lower Manhattan as well? How many millio...