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How Do We Torture? Let Them Count the Ways...

Rick Horowitz | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

That Senate report on CIA interrogation techniques was supposed to be released by now. But some people would rather keep the details to themselves.

From Truth and Reconciliation to Lies and Obfuscation: The Senate RDI Report

Robert Grenier | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
Robert Grenier

What purports to be a Senate Intelligence Committee report is in fact nothing of the sort; it is a partisan Democratic Senate committee staff report, masquerading as something it is not.

REPORT: CIA's Harsh, Bush-Era Torture Was Unnecessary

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee report will conclude that the CIA's use of harsh interrogation...

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.

House Dems to Obama: Hurry Up On Detainee Declassification

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

If the White House intends to fair, everything should be out in the open so Americans can make their own judgments.

Window Opens On Secret Camp Within Guantanamo

AP | BEN FOX | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 onl...

Marco Rubio Claim About CIA Report Rejected

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is seeking the declassification of a 10-month-old letter expressing its concerns about a controversial Senate...

Sen. Diane Feinstein Bears the Wrath of Ex-CIA Officials

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

If Feinstein and her fellow Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee thought their war over "enhanced interrogation techniques" won, they woke up to a rude awakening on Sunday morning, when CIA veterans and defenders of the EIT program jumped at the chance to offer their own rebuttals.

Dianne Feinstein Asks White House To Edit Torture Report

AP | By BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee appealed to President Barack Obama to reconsider his administration's decision to ta...

Releasing the Torture Report Is No Mere Academic Exercise

Rev. Ron Stief | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Rev. Ron Stief

Every citizen of the United States has a right to learn from the full version of the Senate's investigation into torture. Certainly, we must see more than the executive summary and conclusions of this report, which the Senate decided Thursday to declassify.

Don't Expect Justice From CIA Torture Report's Summary Release

Nancy Talanian | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Nancy Talanian

Don't hold your breath to read the summary anytime soon, or to access the full report: It's gonna be a wild ride.

Senate Voting On Torture Report Release

Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

By BRADLEY KLAPPER AND STEPHEN BRAUN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Intelligence Committee's expected vote to approve declass...

The Senate Intel Committee Set to Send Interrogation Report to Obama's Desk

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

After years of painstaking work at a cost of an estimated $40 million, the Senate Intelligence Committee's Democratic staff is finally ready to release what they view as the most authoritative, in-depth and comprehensive study about the CIA's former program of enhanced interrogations.

CIA Misled On Torture Program: Report

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics

April 1 (Reuters) - The Central Intelligence Agency misled the U.S. government and public for years about aspects of its brutal interrogation progra...

Intelligence Spies on Spies on Intelligence

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 05.26.2014 | Technology
Allen Schmertzler

The quest to profile for either monetary or political gain is here forever. Many consumer products, from handheld smart devices to cars and smart homes have enhanced capabilities to turn our inner world over to the metadata highway.

Pentagon: Benghazi Probes Cost Millions

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says Congress' multiple investigations of the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, h...

Matt Sledge

Human Rights Advocates Call For Release Of Senate Torture Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

Human rights advocates called Tuesday for the release of a Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture now caught in the middle of a dispute o...

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?

FBI Evaluating Complaints About Hacking By The CIA And Senate Intelligence Committee

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reuters) - The FBI is evaluating separate criminal referrals sent to the Justice Department by...

The Senate Report on CIA Torture and Why We Speak Out

Curt Goering | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Curt Goering

If the United States is to speak with any authority on human rights, our government's action must reflect its rhetoric. That means, in part, that we uphold our legal obligations to fully investigate credible reports of torture committed by our own officials, and make the results public.

CIA-Senate Rift Reflects Institutional Failures

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The standoff between the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee at its core is a battle over who owns the official history of o...

Time for Full Disclosure of CIA Interrogations

David Schanzer | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
David Schanzer

Our nation needs an effective and unburdened CIA, a restoration of trust between the branches of government, and an opportunity to reassert our moral leadership internationally in pursuit of a more just and peaceful world. To do this, secrecy about the mistakes of the past must end.

Feinstein vs. CIA Fight Points Up Need for A New 'Church Committee'

William Bradley | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

If the CIA becomes regarded as monstrous and out of control by not just the usual critics but also by much of the mainstream in the U.S. and around the world -- and they are on that cusp right now -- some of the most important tools in protecting the United States and its interests short of war become, at best, decidedly double-edged swords.

Michael McAuliff

Top Intel Committee Republican Eyes CIA Special Investigator

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee Wednesday distanced himself and his members from bombshell spying allegations ab...

The CIA Is Not a Fourth Branch of Government

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The Senate must prevail in this Constitutional showdown between a secretive Executive Branch relic of the Cold War that has a long history of doing nasty things in our name.