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  • CIA-Senate intelligence dispute won't lead to criminal investigation

    CIA-Senate intelligence dispute won't lead to criminal investigation
    The Justice Department announced Thursday it would not launch a criminal investigation into an embarrassing dispute between the CIA and the Senate Intelligence Committee over alleged mishandling of classified files relating to harsh CIA interrogations...
  • America waits for leadership from Obama

     America waits for leadership from Obama
    Americans are pleading for leadership — right now. And the pleas are aimed directly at the White House. It is time for President Obama to step forward with a specific strategy for how to deal with the Islamic State militants who have horrified the...
  • U.S. takes precautionary measures ahead of torture report release

    U.S. takes precautionary measures ahead of torture report release
    The U.S. government has taken precautionary measures to shore up its facilities around the world before release of a congressional report criticizing CIA interrogation methods. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said there was a greater security risk to...
  • U.S. braces for release of long-delayed report on CIA torture

    U.S. braces for release of long-delayed report on CIA torture
    The most extensive review of U.S. intelligence-gathering tactics in generations is set to be made public Tuesday, reigniting a post-9/11 public debate over the use of torture to combat terrorism. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s much-...
  • Sen. Murphy Says Senate Intelligence Committee Report Detailing CIA Torture Shows Need for More Robust Oversight from Congress

    Sen. Murphy Says Senate Intelligence Committee Report Detailing CIA Torture Shows Need for More Robust Oversight from Congress
    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy released a statement Tuesday after the release of a new report detailing the brutal and stomach-churning interrogation methods used by the Central Intelligence Agency against terrorism suspects in the aftermath of the Sept. 11...
  • Obama says report shows CIA torture program at odds with U.S. values

    President Obama sought Tuesday to soften the impact of a new Senate committee report on the use of waterboarding and other brutal methods of interrogation in the U.S. response to terrorist attacks and threats, pledging publicly that he would try to make...
  • John McCain: Report release strengthens U.S. security, stature

    John McCain: Report release strengthens U.S. security, stature
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said a new Senate report detailing abuses in the CIA's post-9/11 interrogation practices would strengthen America's security and its standing in the world, breaking with others in his party who warned that its release put the U....
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein: CIA abuses 'a stain on our values'

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein: CIA abuses 'a stain on our values'
    Saying that the CIA engaged in activities that were "a stain on our values and our history," Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) defended the release of an Intelligence Committee report exposing abuses of its interrogation program as an essential step to...
  • Dianne Feinstein leaving intelligence job amid clash on tactics report

    Dianne Feinstein leaving intelligence job amid clash on tactics report
    As head of the Senate Intelligence Committee since 2009, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has spent hundreds of hours in secret briefings and seen thousands of pictures from battlefields in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. She keeps two images with her. One shows a little...
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein's drought relief bill needs closer scrutiny

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein's drought relief bill needs closer scrutiny
    No one is more adept at turning crises into opportunities than representatives of special interests in Washington. And there are few better opportunities-in-disguise than the California drought. Addressing the drought is complicated, technical and...
  • Torture remains a political football

    Torture remains a political football
    The catalog of horrors contained in Tuesday's report from the Senate Intelligence Committee ought to settle one argument for good: Yes, the CIA did use torture on suspected terrorists in its secret detention program a decade ago. Not convinced...