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Matt Sledge

Senator Hits CIA Chief On 'Culture Of Misinformation'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) criticized CIA Director John Brennan for the agency's "culture of misinformation" on Friday, after Brennan appeared to backtra...

REPORT: CIA's Harsh, Bush-Era Torture Was Unnecessary

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee report will conclude that the CIA's use of harsh interrogation...

Igor Bobic

Obama Says He Has 'Full Confidence' In CIA Chief John Brennan

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Friday that he has "full confidence" in Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan, despite calls fo...

Michael McAuliff

Senators Slam CIA Spying As 'Worse Than Criminal'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Central Intelligence Agency's infiltration and possible manipulation of computers belonging to Senate oversight investigators was "w...

Why Pres. Obama Should Have Prosecuted the Bush Administration for War Crimes -- and Still Can (By Other Means)

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Engaging in counterfactual, what-if history can be uselessly speculative, but here are three demonstrable ways the Obama administration -- and America too -- have been hurt by not prosecuting Bush officials for the crimes of torture and fraudulent war.

Obama Aims To Stay Neutral In CIA-Senate Spat

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, a public spat between his trusted ally at the CIA and a loyal Democratic senator has put into sharp fo...

Matt Sledge

CIA Director Grilled On Domestic Surveillance, Torture At Senate Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

Three senators pummeled CIA Director John Brennan at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Wednesday, peppering him with tough questions on torture ...

CIA Chief Makes Surprise Visit To Israel

AP | Posted 05.17.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- An Israeli defense official says the head of the American CIA spy agency has made an unannounced visit to Israel. The official says CIA ...

Michael Calderone

News Outlets Withhold Names Of ‘Widely Known' Undercover CIA Officers

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.07.2013 | Media

NEW YORK –- The CIA on Tuesday selected a man to become the agency's next director of the National Clandestine Service, a key position that involves...

Rand Paul Responds To Critics

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) responded on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront" Thursday to critics of his stance on the Obama administration's drone program. H...

Brennan Sworn In

AP | DONNA CASSATA and ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — John Brennan took over Friday as director of the CIA, the finishing touch on President Barack Obama's national security team for hi...

Luke Johnson

Rand Paul Filibusters Obama Pick

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) announced on the Senate floor Wednesday he intended to filibuster the nomination of John Brennan as director of t...

Matt Sledge

CIA Nomination Advances As White House Drags Feet On Torture Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

The Senate Intelligence Committee put John Brennan one step closer to leading the CIA on Tuesday, even though the White House has missed a deadline ab...

Ryan J. Reilly

White House To Provide Classified Info On Drones, Feinstein Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has agreed to provide the Senate Intelligence Committee access to all opinions authored by the Justice Departme...

Big Day For Obama's CIA Director Nominee

Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics

By RICHARD LARDNER, The ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- The Senate Intelligence Committee is scheduled to vote on President Barack Obama's pick to l...

GOP Senators Threaten To Delay Obama Pick

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) are threatening to delay a vote on John Brennan as new CIA Director, citing the need for more ...

Brennan Vote Coming

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee is scheduled to vote early next week on John Brennan's nomination to be director of the CIA, the ...

Brennan Confirmation Vote Delayed

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

(Updates with Senator Wyden comments) WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The Senate intelligence committee on Wednesday postponed until ne...

Senators Must Not Let John Brennan Dodge Serious Legal Questions

Coleen Rowley | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

Senator Rand Paul is not the only one with serious questions about the nomination of John Brennan for CIA Director! Many people are rightly concerned ...

Brennan Open To Special Drone Strikes Court

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House nominee to run the CIA said setting up a special court to oversee deadly drone strikes against American citizens is...

Vote On Obama Pick Delayed Over Controversial Memos

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

* Political sparring over Brennan becoming public * Feinstein says Brennan will be "capable CIA director" * Republicans ...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senator Plans To Block Chuck Hagel

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) plans to block two of President Barack Obama's top national security nominees until he gets answers from th...

Jason Linkins

How We Learn To Stop Worrying And Love Aerial Drones That Carry Out Extra-Judicial Killings

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama wants his deputy national security advisor for homeland security and counterterrorism, John Brennan, to serve as the next direc...

Michael Calderone

Media Slow To Cover Drones In Obama's First Term

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.08.2013 | Media

NEW YORK –- It's been all drones all the time this week. NBC News kicked things off Monday with a major scoop on the administration's legal rational...

Brennan Testimony Causes Lawmakers To Consider Big Action On Drones

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — CIA Director-designate John Brennan's vigorous defense of drone strikes to kill terror suspects – even American citizens &nda...