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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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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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Ex-NASA employee charged in S. Korea case

Showing once again that nations have permanent interests but not permanent allies, the Justice Department on Monday charged an Ohio man with illegally shipping infrared military technology to South Korea, a staunch U.S. ally. The accused man, Kue Sang Chun,...

By Jeff Stein  | January 10, 2011; 7:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Financial/business, Homeland Security, Intelligence, Justice/FBI, Lawandcourts  
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Tucson should make Rep. King rethink Muslim probe

The shooting in Tucson offers Rep. Peter T. King (R-N.Y.) an opportunity to rethink his planned Homeland Security Committee hearings on Muslim “radicalization” in this country. King says he's worried about the “disconnect,” as he calls it, “between outstanding Muslims...

By Jeff Stein  | January 10, 2011; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Congress, Homeland Security, Intelligence, Justice/FBI, Lawandcourts  | Tags:  Bill O'Reilly  
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FBI spy catcher to run New York counterintelligence

A veteran FBI agent who helped coordinate the case against an elderly Northwest Washington couple who were spying for Cuba has been promoted to run the New York office’s huge counterintelligence program. Randall C. Thysse, 48, was a counterintelligence section...

By Jeff Stein  | January 7, 2011; 6:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Homeland Security, Intelligence, Justice/FBI  
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Nuclear detectors a $4 billion bust, GAO says, Jeff Stein , September 16, 2010
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DHS backing off Mexico border fence, Jeff Stein , June 17, 2010
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NSA lie detectors no sweat, video says, Jeff Stein , June 14, 2010
 
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