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John Brennan Nomination

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

Graham Flips Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Thursday he would vote for CIA director nominee John Brennan because Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) filibuster...

Ryan Grim

Democrats' Filibuster Absence Leaves GOP To Defend Civil Liberties

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans took the floor on Wednesday, launching an historic filibuster in an attempt to extract an answer from the White House...

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...

CIA Director Nominee Passes Hurdle

Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

By RICHARD LARDNER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — John Brennan is one step closer to becoming director of the CIA. The Senate Intelligence...

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 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...

White House Expresses 'Grave Concern' Over GOP Delay

AP | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The new White House chief of staff says there's "a grave concern" about delays in assembling President Barac...

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 ...

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...

WATCH: Brennan Says He'll Tell Congress Where CIA Killed People

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

One of the mysteries of America's war on terror is where it has used to CIA to kill alleged enemies, such as the strike against Osama Bin Laden in Pak...

John Brennan Defends Not Trying To Stop Waterboarding, Torture

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- John Brennan, President Barack Obama's nominee to head up the CIA, told senators Thursday he "had some visibility" into the "enhanced in...

Amanda Terkel

Anti-Drone Protesters Mob Key Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Code Pink protesters disrupted the hearings on the nomination of John Brennan to lead the CIA on Thursday, forcing Senate Intelligence C...

David Wood

Pakistan Ambassador: U.S. Armed Drone Strikes Are 'Red Line'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Smarting under the U.S. drone attacks it calls a violation of its sovereignty and international law, Pakistan has threatened to withhold...

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...

Graham Calls For Delaying Obama Pick Over 'Stonewalling'

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's choice of John Brennan to be the next CIA director hit a snag Tuesday as a Republican senator threatened t...

Matt Sledge

Obama's CIA Pick Shows Faded Influence Of Human Rights Advocates

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

When word got out in November 2008 that president-elect Barack Obama was considering CIA veteran John Brennan to head the spy agency, human rights adv...

Obama Announces Brennan As CIA Director Pick

Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

President Obama has nominated counterterrorism adviser John Brennan as director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Brennan, a 25-year veteran of ...