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Torture Report: CIA Director John Brennan Defends Agency
Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan today addressed the revelations contained in a comprehensive report released this week about the agency’s use of enhanced interrogation methods from 2002 to 2009, calling some of the techniques "abhorrent” but defending the program overall. The
CIA Director Reacts to Torture Report in Rare TV News Conference
Mr. President you agree with John Brennan the CIA's interrogation. And life. We're I. President Obama declined to answer a question from ABC's John Carl today over that explosives CIA torture report. But the CIA he is ready to talk we are set to hear from the man at the head of the agency. Director
Taking Apart The Torture Report
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TORTURE REPORT REVEALS CIA’S ‘BRUTAL’ TACTICS: The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s exhaustive and explosive report on the CIA’s interrogation practices asserted that the agency repeatedly misled Americans and deeply mismanaged the program ...
Torture Report: Former CIA Directors Say Interrogation Program 'Saved Thousands of Lives'
Six former Directors and Deputy Directors of the CIA fired back at the Senate Intelligence Committee with a vehemence almost never seen in the intelligence world. The former CIA leaders -- including George Tenet, Porter Goss and Michael Hayden -- blasted the Senate report as “one-sided and marred
Oh, snap! Football's getting crazy fast
Don't look away from the screen! Don't go to the concession stand for a beer! You'll miss something, because football keeps speeding up. The hurry-up offense is causing total snaps per game to increase. In the NFL, last season the New England Patriots snapped the ball six more times per game than
Video Shows Bill Clinton Talking Bin Laden Just Before 9/11
We'll get to that. We'll turn to an eerie recording hidden away for more than a decade of former president bill Clinton hours before the 9/11 attacks telling a group of Australian businessmen why he did not order a strike against Osama bin laden. Here it is. Well, I am just saying he's a very smart
Obama: 'The Affordable Care Act Is Here To Stay'
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ‘ARMAGEDDON HAS NOT ARRIVED’: President Obama yesterday heralded more than 7 million sign-ups for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act — bringing to a close a politically bruising six-month enrollment period and a first major test for his ...
Veteran Mideast Negotiators Advise Against Releasing Pollard
The Obama administration’s decision to put the release of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard back on the Middle East negotiating table is not without precedent. President Bill Clinton – the third of five presidents under whom Pollard has been imprisoned – floated the commutation of his...
One CIA Lawyer Could've Stopped Waterboarding Before It Started, Here's Why He Didn't
John Rizzo, CIA Attorney for 3 Decades, Reveals Thinking Behind the Agency's Most Controversial Program
The Summer Of Our Discontent (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES A LONG, HOT AUGUST: Lawmakers heading home to their states and districts today would be wise to brace themselves for an onslaught of activism aimed squarely at their town hall meetings, ABC’s ABBY PHILLIP notes. Liberals and conservatives are ...