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Roque Planas

Mother Sues Border Patrol Over Death Of Child Shot Multiple Times

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 07.30.2014 | Latino Voices

The mother of a 16-year-old Mexican national shot at least 10 times is suing the Border Patrol agents responsible for his death, the American Civil Li...

John Rizzo, If Torture Is 'Sadistic,' Why Did You Approve It?

Rev. Ron Stief | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Rev. Ron Stief

In his new book, Company Man, former top CIA lawyer John Rizzo defends the CIA's use of torture and details his role in approving it.

David Lohr

Husband Of Missing Pennsylvania Mom 'Frustrating' Police

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 06.06.2013 | Crime

The estranged husband of a missing Pennsylvania mother, who disappeared more than a month ago, is not cooperating with investigators, police have told...

Disguising the Truth about U.S.-Sponsored Torture

Rev. Richard L. Killmer | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Rev. Richard L. Killmer

As a nation founded on religious and moral values, we cannot begin to move past the shameful use of torture until we ensure that U.S. government-sponsored torture never occurs again. Justifications for the use of torture impede us from this important task.

Hard Measures: Torture Is Humane

Glenn L. Carle | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
Glenn L. Carle

Jose Rodriguez's book, Hard Measures, does not seem so much deluded as willfully misleading, an apologia for some of the most controversial choices made by the Bush administration and the CIA.

Interrogators Speak Out: Why Not a Torture Turing Test?

Barry Eisler | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Barry Eisler

It's hard to imagine that any American, Jose Rodriguez included, would argue waterboarding isn't torture if the tapes in question depicted Iranian or Chinese agents waterboarding captured American pilots.

Interrogators Speak Out: America Is Morally Bipolar

Matthew Alexander | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics
Matthew Alexander

Another year, another round of the torture debate -- the pattern keeps repeating itself. Each year, the pro-torture advocates submit a new mouthpiece, and each year the anti-torture advocates offer up actual interrogators.

New Book Explains Destruction Of CIA Interrogation Videos

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The retired top CIA officer who ordered the destruction of videos showing waterboarding says in a new book that he was tired of waiting ...

CIA Memo To Destroy Tapes Omitted Lawyers

AP | MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — When the CIA sent word in 2005 to destroy scores of videos showing waterboarding and other harsh interrogation tactics, there was a...

George W. Bush Blew the Biggest British Terror Investigation Ever to Score Pre-Midterm Election Political Points... McCain '08!

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Brown

I saw Ron Suskind give a talk tonight at Politics and Prose in Washington on his essential new book The Way of the World . I tore through this book i...

CIA Destroyed Tapes As Judge Sought Interrogation Data

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The New York Times reports this morning that according to recently declassified documents, the federal judge overseeing the case of Abu Zubayday was s...

Judge On CIA Tapes: "It Boggles The Mind"

TPMmuckraker | Paul Kiel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There are good days in court, and there are bad days in court. From The New York Times: "I'm asked to believe that actual motion pictures, videotapes...

Lawyer: Goss Never Objected on CIA Tapes

AP | MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former CIA Director Porter Goss never criticized plans to destroy interrogation videotapes, a lawyer said Thursday as the investiga...

Congress Set For Showdown Over Destroyed CIA Tapes

ABC News | John Cochran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a closed door hearing scheduled for Wednesday, Congress plans to ask why the CIA destroyed tapes showing interrogations of suspected al-Qaeda opera...

Ex-CIA Official Wants Immunity In Tapes Investigation

Associated Press | Matt Apuzzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Attorneys for Jose Rodriguez told Congress the former CIA official won't testify about the destruction of CIA videotapes without a promise of immunity...

Judge Halts CIA Tapes Investigation

Associated Press | Matt Apuzzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A federal judge refused on Wednesday to delve into the destruction of CIA interrogation videos, saying there was no evidence the Bush administration v...

Former CIA Official May Seek Immunity In Exchange For Testifying In Tapes Scandal

Times of London (U.K.) | Sarah Baxter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

THE CIA chief who ordered the destruction of secret videotapes recording the harsh interrogation of two top Al-Qaeda suspects has indicated he may see...

Congress Subpoenas CIA Official Over Torture Tapes

AP | PAMELA HESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The House Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena Thursday for Jose Rodriguez, the former CIA official who directed that secret interrogation videota...

CIA Official Who Ordered Tapes Destroyed Lawyers Up

TPMmuckraker | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Blink and you'll miss it in today's New York Times piece on the House's torture ban. But Jose Rodriguez, the CIA's ex-operations director who ordered ...

Bush Administration Going To Court Over CIA Tapes

AP | MATT APUZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A federal judge has ordered a hearing on whether the Bush administration violated a court order by destroying CIA interrogation videos of two al-Qaida...

Mukasey Won't Give Congress CIA Tape Details

Washington Post | Dan Eggen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey today sharply rebuffed congressional demands for details about the Justice Department's inquiry into the destructi...