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Former CIA Director Warns Torture Report May Endanger Overseas Personnel | Ali Watkins | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the nation’s intelligence communities brace for the Senate’s explosive report on the CIA’s now-defunct torture program to be ma...

Former NSA Director Says Government Shouldn't Pursue Reporter

AP | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former director of the National Security Agency says he doesn't see the need for the U.S. government to prosecute the New York T...

Snowden Support Swells at Debate on NSA Surveillance

Nicholas Nazar | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Nicholas Nazar

To trust a powerful and secretive intelligence agency may be a hard pill to swallow for anyone. In April, after a five-year investigation, the Senate Intelligence Committee concluded that the CIA misled the government on its secret detention and coercive interrogation program.

The Fear Behind the Sexism in Hayden's Attack on Feinstein

Christine Pelosi | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

The minute I heard former CIA Director Michael Hayden refer to Feinstein as "emotional," I rolled my eyes. This is what men do to dismiss powerful women all over the world. Then I laughed -- because clearly for all his intelligence gathering experience, Michael Hayden sure misread Dianne Feinstein.

Democrats Decry Ex-CIA Director For Calling Feinstein 'Emotional'

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading Democrats sharply criticized a former CIA chief on Monday for suggesting that a disputed torture report produced by Sen. D...

Hayden Says Feinstein Too 'Emotional' To Be Objective On Intelligence Report

The Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Ca.), chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, may be too "emotional" to have produced a fair report on the CIA's use of t...

NSA? No Problemo... Until?

Coleen Rowley | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Coleen Rowley

This level of dangerous blowback is exactly the harm Snowden blew the whistle on! But isn't it also what Senator Obama campaigned he would change, if elected to the presidency, before further damage could occur to our Constitutional rule of law?

The Spy Who Bugged Me

Keith Thomson | Posted 04.27.2014 | Books
Keith Thomson

The experience gave me the idea for a story: A national security reporter discovers that a subminiature electronic device is implanted in his head. He investigates, propelling him into a life-or-death struggle with the spy who'd bugged him.

Elise Foley

Former NSA Head: Snowden May Be A 'Traitor' | Elise Foley | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics

Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency, said Sunday that he used to describe leaker Edward Snowden as a "defector," but is no...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

House Intelligence Chair: Iran Deal Could Increase Violence | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) predicted Sunday on CNN that this weekend's nuclear deal with Iran would backfire. "We ...


John Feffer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
John Feffer

The basic principle here is: Put someone in a comfortable chair with a cell phone and nothing else to do and they'll just start talking. Even the former head of the NSA will do this! He wasn't threatened with waterboarding.

Friday Talking Points -- Monkey Business

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This may be the quotation of the week, from Representative Frank Pallone, describing the House "Obamacare Is So Very, Very Bad" hearings held this week.

Former NSA Chief Gets An Eavesdropping Lesson

AP | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Agency chief Michael V. Hayden learned a lesson about eavesdropping aboard an Amtrak train ...

WATCH: Tom Matzzie Dishes On Details Of Michael Hayden's Private Conversation

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.25.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Tom Matzzie joined HuffPost Live to discuss what really went down on his train ride yesterday seated in front of former NSA Director Michael Hayden. ...

Former NSA Chief Busted Giving Off-The-Record Interview In Public

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

You would think the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and director of the National Security Agency would know a thing or two about di...

Is The Government Lying About How Much Of Your Metadata It's Using?

Dog Park Media | Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

On Sunday, former NSA Chief Michael Hayden repeated what has become a familiar Obama administration talking point: While the government may mak...

Bob Schieffer Roasted For Unbalanced NSA Panel

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.12.2013 | Media

"Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer drew fire Monday for hosting what critics said was a deeply unbalanced forum on the National Security Agency's su...

Ryan Grim

Former Wyden Aide Unleashes On Obama Administration | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A former top aide to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) fired back at the Obama administration this weekend, challenging the president's assertion ...

Ryan Grim

Michael Hayden Hints At Future Of The U.S. Snooping Project | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former National Security Agency chief Gen. Michael Hayden hinted Sunday at how the NSA's eavesdropping and data collection program is li...

Systematic Deceit from the NSA

Bea Edwards | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics
Bea Edwards

There's simply no accountability at the NSA - not for the crimes and not for the cover-up. Not for the deception, and not even for the poor performance.

Former CIA Chief Speaks Out On Snowden

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, spoke out on Edward Snowden Friday morning, criticizing the whistleblower for...

Former CIA Director: More Info Should Be Released On NSA Programs

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The former director of the CIA and National Security Agency says the government should release more information about its secretive surv...

Bush's NSA Director: Obama More Transparent Than We Were

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

Gen. Michael Hayden, NSA director under former president George W. Bush, defended the legality of the agency's massive phone and internet data surveil...

Zero Dark Thirty Account of Torture Verified by Media Record of Legislators and CIA Officials

G. Roger Denson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
G. Roger Denson

In the weeks surrounding the raid on bin Laden, the government, the intelligence community, the media, and the public displayed a wide variance of views on waterboarding. The intelligence community in particular seems marked by inconsistency and outright contradiction.

Behind The Scenes Of New YOrk Times Clash With Bush Administration

Washingtonian | Posted 08.19.2012 | Media

On a snowy December 5, 2005, Arthur Sulzberger, the publisher of the New York Times, sat in the Oval Office listening to what he calls a "stunningly u...