Gina Haspel

How the ‘War on Terror’ Corrupted America

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ACLU

Human Rights Attorney Yasmine Taeb To Challenge Top Virginia Democrat

Virginia Senate Minority Leader Dick Saslaw is the biggest recipient of money from the state’s largest electric utility.<p>Yasmine Taeb, a human rights attorney and Democratic National Committee official, announced Thursday that she is challenging Virginia Senate Minority Leader Dick Saslaw in the …

Human Rights

CIA chief returning to University of Louisville for event

CIA Director Gina Haspel will return to the University of Louisville next week to discuss national security and her career in the spy agency.<p>Haspel, …

Mitch McConnell

If you want to primary Trump in 2020, you better do more than tweet now

CNBC reports:<p>Bill Kristol, who served in the administrations of Republican presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, says his nonprofit organization Defending Democracy Together is seeking a GOP candidate to run against [President] Trump in 2020.“We are thinking of and doing preliminary work to …

Opinion

Avid fans of 'The Americans' hope Emmys Cold War will thaw

In the end, after six seasons of murder most foul, high-stakes espionage and international intrigue, it somehow felt perfect that the climactic scene …

Cold War

A Cursed Tour Through the World of Trump Administration Fan Art

If you spent a significant amount of time on the internet as a teen or are a nerdy adult, you’re almost certainly aware of DeviantArt, but for the …

Liberal View

Curbing politicization, returning now to espionage

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>Former CIA Director John Brennan recently lost his top secret security clearance, a move that will negatively impact his ability to …

National Security

9/11 memorial crafted from World Trade Center steel has a new home at the CIA

A rust-colored steel column recovered from the rubble of the World Trade Center on 9/11 has a new home at CIA headquarters just outside the nation’s …

World Trade Center

Sept. 11 Revealed The Importance And Limits Of The President's Daily Briefing

On Sept. 11, 2001, President George W. Bush was visiting Sarasota, Fla. At 8 a.m. sharp, the CIA's Michael Morell delivered the daily intelligence briefing — something he did six mornings a week — regardless of whether the president was at the White House or on the road.<p>"Contrary to press reporting …

George W. Bush

Steel column recovered from Ground Zero finds new home at CIA memorial

A rust-colored steel column salvaged from the debris of the World Trade Center has been moved to its new memorial location, along a forested walkway outside CIA headquarters just outside the nation's capital.<p>The column weighs 9,000 pounds and is more than 17 feet long. It was from World Trade …

World Trade Center

These Officials Let 9/11 Happen

Powerful people, whose job it was to protect the U.S. public, made choices that facilitated the 9/11 attacks, according to an explosive new book. The …

Al-Qaeda

"[She] believes that she is a hero": Who does Michael Caputo think wrote the anonymous NYT op-ed?

There’s little question that he’s talking about Nikki Haley, right? Among his clues:<p>1. The suspect is a she, not a he.<br>2. The suspect has denied …

Conservative View

Kellyanne Conway: Trump Believes Op-Ed Writer Is In National Security

"Come forward ... or resign," White House counselor tells Christiane Amanpour.<p>President Donald Trump believes the author of the anonymous New York Times op-ed characterizing him as “detrimental to the health of our republic” was written by a member of his national security team, White House …

News (U.S.)

Trump Is Turning the Enemies of Civil Liberties Into Liberal Heroes

The CIA’s approval rating among Democrats is sky-high. Former FBI and Justice Department officials are being showered with donations on GoFundMe. And …

Liberal View

Stop looking for the anonymous writer. Start looking at Trump.

In true Washington fashion, the anonymous New York Times op-ed sparked an irrational, unproductive search for the author’s identity. If an unnamed “senior official” told us WWIII was about to break out, we wouldn’t spend our waking hours trying to find the official; we’d be trying to figure out …

Opinion

No, Trump Staffers Shouldn’t Be Subject to a Lie Detector Dragnet to Find the 'Resistance' Mole

Of all the takes on Wednesday's anonymous missive from an alleged Resistance cell member inside the White House, it's hard to pick the most …

Lie Detection

Here are the administration officials who deny they wrote The New York Times op-ed

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The highest-ranking officials in the Trump administration are publicly denying they or their offices authored the infamous anonymous op-ed in The New York Times, an indication of how deeply the episode has shaken the White House.<p>Among the officials to speak out are Vice President …

Donald Trump

Trump back on Twitter after New York Times op-ed reveals ‘resistance’ within his administration

<i>"Trump seethes as a 'resistance' spills into view"</i><p>That was the headline on the story from the New York Times newsroom about the Trump's reaction over …

Donald Trump

Who Is the Trump Official Behind the Anonymous ‘NYT’ Op-Ed Article?

In a rare move, the editors of <i>The New York Times</i> released an anonymous op-ed from an alleged senior official in the Trump administration.The op-ed …

Donald Trump

I am not Spartacus. I am not Spartacus. I am not Spartacus.

Who is Spartacus? Cory Booker is Spartacus for standing up to the misuse of “national security” and putting himself on the line to get the truth out …

Liberal View

Ramasun | 'Former CIA Jail' Opens to Tourists in Thailand | Amuse

“There was no CIA or any secret camp here,” said Lieutenant Colonel Ratkrik Daengthaisong in the coffee shop of Ramasun Station, nine kilometres south of the city of Udon Thani in northeast Thailand. “The media made up that story,” he added, battling the skin-crisping summer heat by slurping an …

Gina Haspel

Trump Administration Officials Have Started Denying They Wrote The Anonymous New York Times Op-Ed

Yuri Gripas / Reuters; Zach Gibson / Getty Images<p>Multiple top officials in the Trump administration have now denied writing the anonymous opinion …

Donald Trump

‘Lodestar’: Who is the anonymous White House official behind the NYT’s bombshell op-ed?

Lodestar. Treason. Sleeper cells.<p>These are just a few of the terms being tossed around a day after the <i>New York Times</i> published an opinion column …

Donald Trump

Withheld Kavanaugh Documents Are A Constitutional Crisis In The Making

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court began Tuesday with Democrats’ strong protest against the committee’s “unprecedented” rush to confirm the judge. This protest has a compelling constitutional foundation ― based on the very sort of …

Senate Judiciary Committee

Opinion: Trump's good policies do not excuse his graceless behavior toward John McCain

CLOSE<p>Prolonging the uncertainty over who will fill the late John McCain's U.S. Senate seat, the governor of Arizona announces the appointment of …

Donald Trump

2020 prospects Harris and Booker will get their moment in Kavanaugh hearing

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Democratic senators weighing 2020 presidential bids are set to have a high-stakes tryout Wednesday in the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.<p>Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey are both on the Senate …

Politics

In the Midst of Rampant Islamophobia, American Muslims are Making Political History

American Muslims are making history.<p>The unprecedented level of civic engagement and grassroots effort displayed by more than 90 Muslim political …

Religion

John McCain Planned Funeral, Memorial in Final Hectic Days

A close friend of John McCain’s has revealed that the Arizona senator, who died Aug. 25 from brain cancer, wrote a 40-page document specifying the …

News (U.S.)

McCain ‘didn’t give a s–t’ about White House aide mocking his death

Sen. John McCain “didn’t give a s—t” about a White House press aide’s cruel comment that his vote about CIA director nominee Gina Haspel didn’t …

News (U.S.)

Kavanaugh hearings are merely an audition for 2020 Democrats

Three Democrats rumored to be exploring presidential bids in 2020 sit on the Senate Judiciary Committee, helping explain why Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s …

Politics