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Ryan J. Reilly

Fox News Leaker's Lawyer Claims System Is Rigged Against Low-Level Officials

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A lawyer for a former State Department official who pleaded guilty on Friday to making an unauthorized disclosure of national defense in...

Ryan J. Reilly

Official Who Leaked Obama's Aunt's Immigration Status Thought Americans Had 'A Right To Know'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An Immigration and Customs Enforcement official admitted he tipped off a reporter that Barack Obama’s aunt was undocumented just four ...

Friday Talking Points -- PBS, Citizen Koch, and Obama's Press Conference

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Love him or hate him, call him "patriot" or "traitor" -- it is now absolutely impossible to argue that Edward Snowden's leaks weren't effective, meaningful, and will actually cause the federal government to have a national conversation with its citizens about what it feels it is legally able to do.

Friday Talking Points -- Professional Edition

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

All Americans who love this country very much deserve a commonsense immigration process, one that includes a roadmap for people who aspire to be citizens.

Traitors To Their Country?

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 06.14.2013 | Celebrity

With all of these government secrets leaking lately, it seemed like a necessary civic duty to help President Obama catch the next whistle-blower befo...

Ryan J. Reilly

John Kiriakou Sentenced To 30 Months In CIA Leak Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- John Kiriakou was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Friday, becoming the first CIA officer to ever be sent to jail for leaking classif...

America For Sale, Part Two: Obama's Leaked Trade Doc Breaks '08 Pledge To Not Sell Us Out Behind Our Backs

Posted 07.10.2012 | Business

During the 2008 campaign, Hillary Clinton warned America that Barack Obama, if elected president, would go behind the country's back and sell it out t...

Zach Carter

Obama Trade Invitation Raises Fresh Suspicions About Secret Corporate Giveaway

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's administration on Monday formally invited Mexico to join controversial free trade negotiations known as the Tra...

Zach Carter

Obama Trade Document Leaked, Reveals New Corporate Powers And Broken Campaign Promises

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A critical document from President Barack Obama's free trade negotiations with eight Pacific nations was leaked online early Wednesday m...

North Sea Well Blow-out Spikes Carbon Emissions

Bill Chameides | Posted 06.04.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with TheGreenGrok. Déjà vu? Not quite, but certainly some echoes of BP's Deepwater Horizon incident from two years ago. On March 25, the...

John Rudolf

Arrest of Ex-CIA Official For Torture Leaks Called Unjust

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

Human rights and open government advocates on Tuesday harshly criticized the Obama administration over the criminal charges brought against an ex-CIA ...

Macondo Well Flowing Again? Not Likely

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 11.04.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

Over the last several weeks, many have become concerned based on reports of oil on the surface of the water near BP's now P&A'd (plugged and abandoned) Macondo Well, and concern has been growing that the well is now leaking oil.

Wikileaks Link Admitted By MIT Grad: Man, 23, Denies Helping Accused Soldier

The Boston Globe | David Abel | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A recent MIT graduate acknowledged yesterday that he met and exchanged multiple e-mails with the Army private accused of providing thousands of classi...

Afghan War Not Going Very Well, Reports Duh Magazine

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Obtaining the top-secret documents could be the journalistic coup of the year, Duh editor Franklin Merse acknowledged: "I don't want us to get ahead of ourselves, but around here a lot of us are thinking Pulitzer."

'Top Kill' Oil Spill Plug Attempt Planned By BP Engineers

AP | GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

COVINGTON, La. — BP is going in for the kill. The trick is to do the job quickly and cleanly. As early as dawn Wednesday, the oil company will ...

Rift Grows Between Government and BP

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert L. Cavnar

One thing BP has proven without a shadow of a doubt is if you don't ask the right question, they are more than happy to just sit there and not answer the relevant questions.

The Oil Spill's Impact

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

When Hurricane Katrina hit, it opened people's eyes to a side of race and poverty in our nation that is often hidden. There's no single signature picture of child and family suffering from the BP oil crisis this time around. But the need for help is overwhelming.

Bradley Manning, Soldier Tied To WikiLeaks Iraq Attack Video, Charged In Federal Court

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — An American soldier suspected of leaking a military video of an attack on unarmed men in Iraq was charged with multiple counts of mish...

U.S. Considering Criminal Case Against BP

LA Times | Richard A. Serrano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A team of top federal prosecutors and investigators has taken the first steps toward a formal criminal investigation into oil giant BP's actions befor...

Could Woodward's Afghanistan Story Have Really Happened Without Obama's OK?

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Scheer

Classified documents are not declassified by leakers acting anonymously, they are declassified by identifiable government officials acting with authorization.

What, Exactly, Was Pelosi Supposed to Do?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Pelosi can be defended for being in an impossible situation at the time. Even if she disagreed with the policy, there simply wasn't much for her to do about it.

Friday Talking Points [56] -- Turkeys Everywhere!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While today is not officially Turkey Day, I will warn you in advance that it's going to be a theme running through today's column, like gravy through ...