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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...

Brennan Refuses To Say Whether Waterboarding Is Torture

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

CIA nominee John Brennan refused to say whether he believes the controversial practice of waterboarding constitutes torture, insisting he is not a leg...

Controversial Obama Pick Faces Senate

Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

By KIMBERLY DOZIER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's choice to head the CIA faces a Senate Intelligence Committee confi...

Obama Pick Stood Silent On Harsh Technique

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Senate hearing on John Brennan's nomination to head the CIA could lay bare some parts of the secret war against al-Qaida: lethal ...

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...