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  • Not just torture: Senator says CIA is stalling over bogus intelligence that led to Iraq war

    WASHINGTON CIA Director John Brennan, under fire over the Senate report on the CIA's use of torture, is facing new heat over his role in what a senior lawmaker calls an apparent cover-up involving bogus intelligence used by the George W. Bush...
  • Psychologist: Senate's torture report makes false charges

    Psychologist: Senate's torture report makes false charges
    One of the two psychologists who devised the CIA's harsh Bush-era interrogation methods said on Wednesday that a scathing U.S. Senate report on the torture of foreign terrorism suspects "took things out of context" and made false accusations. "It's a...
  • Torture report: Our post-9/11 shame, in stomach-turning detail

    Torture report: Our post-9/11 shame, in stomach-turning detail
    Americans have long known that, in the aftermath of Sept. 11, the CIA subjected suspected terrorists to inhuman and degrading treatment that amounted to nothing less than torture. A Senate Intelligence Committee report released Tuesday documented that...
  • President Obama vows actions in CIA report won't take place on his watch

    The Senate Intelligence Committee released a 499-page executive summary Tuesday, which includes graphic details about sexual threats and other harsh interrogation techniques the CIA meted out to captured militants in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001,...
  • Report shows that, effective or not, treatment of CIA prisoners was brutal

    WASHINGTON The CIA interrogator snapped his fingers, and suspected terrorist Abu Zubaydah meekly lay down on the waterboarding table. Then the pain began, again. It was August 2002, at a secret overseas site code-named by the committee Detention Site...
  • Senate Intelligence Committee: CIA's interrogations vicious, ineffective

    WASHINGTON The CIA held at least 119 people in secret overseas prisons some of whom were innocent and subjected many to gruesome interrogations that didn't lead to any high-level terrorists including Osama bin Laden and were more vicious than the agency...
  • US bases, embassies prepare for violence with release of Senate torture report

    WASHINGTON U.S. forces and diplomatic missions overseas braced Monday for the release of the public version of a long-awaited Senate Intelligence Committee report into the CIA's use of torture after a U.S. intelligence community warning of a "heightened...
  • Special Report: In ever-clubbier bar, eight men emerge as Supreme Court confidants

    About 30 seconds into an appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court this fall, lawyer Paul Clement was interrupted by a question. It came from Justice Elena Kagan, and it cut to the heart of his case. But during Clement's response, another justice jumped...
  • Is it OK to criticize politicians' kids?

    Is it OK to criticize politicians' kids?
    It’s been a bad week for Stephen Fincher. Who’s Fincher, you ask? He’s a back-bench Republican congressman from Tennessee whom nobody had ever heard of outside his district until his communications director, Elizabeth Lauten, went...
  • Tomas Young dies at 34; soldier became antiwar activist after paralyzing injury

    Tomas Young dies at 34; soldier became antiwar activist after paralyzing injury
    He gave up just once, opting last year to enter hospice care and stop taking nutrition through a feeding tube. He wanted an end to the pain and surgeries and tubes and pumps that had sustained him after he was paralyzed from the chest down by an Iraqi...
  • Closely divided Senate is rare; how will the chamber function?

    In 1953, with Republicans holding a one-seat majority as the new Senate convened, independent Oregon Sen. Wayne Morse saw himself in a unique position of power. To reinforce the point, he made a conspicuous entrance to the chamber on the session’s...