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CIA chief Panetta praises columnist Broder

CIA Director Leon Panetta joined President Obama and other prominent officials Wednesday in praising longtime Washington Post political columnist David Broder, who died earlier in the day from complications from diabetes.

By Jeff Stein  | March 10, 2011; 8:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Congress, Intelligence, Politics  
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Intelligence panels ignored CIA officer's pleas

Reform of the state secrets privilege, which allows the CIA and similar agencies to seek the dismissal of lawsuits by claiming they would harm national security, can't come come soon enough for ex-CIA officer Kevin Shipp. Last week Shipp went...

By Jeff Stein  | February 14, 2011; 5:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Congress, Intelligence, Justice/FBI, Lawandcourts  | Tags:  Kevin Shipp; Rep. Frank R. Wolf; Mark Zaid  
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Jane Harman’s resignation is CIA’s loss

There have to be some misty eyes at the CIA and the other spook redoubts around the city over news of Jane Harman’s resignation. The feisty California Democrat was such a good friend to the spy agency, no matter the...

By Jeff Stein  | February 7, 2011; 6:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Congress, Homeland Security, Intelligence, Politics  
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Egypt intel: Panel wants to know who's in charge

Several years after creating a new intelligence czar to coordinate the work of 16 U.S. intelligence agencies, Congress is still asking questions about who’s in charge. The question came up again Thursday in a hearing on the nomination of Stephanie...

By Jeff Stein  | February 3, 2011; 10:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Congress, Foreign policy, Intelligence, Politics  | Tags:  Stephanie O'Sullivan; Sen. Dianne Feinstein; Gen. James Clapper; Robert Cardillo  
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FBI in hundreds of privacy violations, report finds

The Federal Bureau of Investigation reported nearly 800 violations of privacy laws and regulations to the President’s Intelligence Oversight Board from 2001 to 2008, according to records obtained by a watchdog group. The San Francisco-based Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) said...

By Jeff Stein  | January 31, 2011; 2:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Congress, Homeland Security, Intelligence, Justice/FBI, Lawandcourts  | Tags:  Electronic Frontier Foundation; Sen. Patrick Leahy  
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Rep. Peter King's plan for hearings on Muslim 'radicalization' draws criticism from all sides

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the new chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, has to be hoping that his planned hearings on the “radicalization” of American Muslims draws as much attention as his mere announcement of them. Or maybe not....

By Jeff Stein  | January 21, 2011; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (67)
Categories:  Congress, Homeland Security, Intelligence, Justice/FBI, Lawandcourts  
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