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White House Watch Archive: Torture

Push Back, Mr. President

Give them an inch, they'll take a mile. Now that President Obama has shown that he can be rolled when it comes to his commitment to transparency, the defenders of torture are shamelessly pressuring him to keep their secrets even...

By Dan Froomkin  |  June 17, 2009; 9:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
Categories:  Torture  
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The Foot-Dragging Continues

In the latest example of the extraordinarily and indefensible foot-dragging of the Obama administration when it comes to releasing information about the Bush torture legacy, the CIA yesterday -- under court order -- released a few tiny, additional fragments from...

By Dan Froomkin  |  June 16, 2009; 12:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Torture  
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Political Advisers Sank Truth Commission

There's a lot of headline-worthy news in Jane Mayer's fascinating New Yorker profile of CIA director Leon Panetta. But what surprised me the most was that Panetta initially supported the establishment of a blue-ribbon commission to investigate the abuses of...

By Dan Froomkin  |  June 15, 2009; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (22)
Categories:  Torture  
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Good Questions From a Senator and an Activist

Over in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, a senator and an activist raised a series of important questions that deserve to be aggressively pursued. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) took to the Senate floor to talk about torture, the campaign of falsehood...

By Dan Froomkin  |  June 11, 2009; 11:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Incoming: More Torture Documents

Despite the Obama administration's best attempts to block the release of key documents and photographs -- and otherwise stymie investigations into the Bush torture legacy -- it looks like some more significant disclosures are coming down the pike. Scott Shane...

By Dan Froomkin  |  June 10, 2009; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
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Too Embarrassing to Disclose?

President Obama's approach to government transparency is disturbingly opaque in places, particularly when it comes to disclosing information about the Bush administration's torture legacy. To his credit, Obama in mid-April released a handful of Justice Department memos that authorized and...

By Dan Froomkin  |  June 9, 2009; 11:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
Categories:  Torture , Transparency  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Torture Watch, Dan Froomkin , May 28, 2009
On Photographs, Dan Froomkin , May 26, 2009
The Highs and Lows of Obama's Big Speech, Dan Froomkin , May 21, 2009
Torture Watch, Dan Froomkin , May 21, 2009
Torture Watch, Dan Froomkin , May 19, 2009
Torture Is Not for the Fallible, Dan Froomkin , May 18, 2009
Deconstructing Obama's Excuses, Dan Froomkin , May 14, 2009
Obama Joins the Cover-Up, Dan Froomkin , May 13, 2009
Torture Watch, Dan Froomkin , May 12, 2009
Cheney Torture Tour Comes to CBS, Dan Froomkin , May 11, 2009
The Fire in Cheney's Belly, Dan Froomkin , May 7, 2009
What Were The Torture Lawyers Thinking?, Dan Froomkin , May 6, 2009
Torture Watch, Dan Froomkin , May 1, 2009
Krauthammer's Asterisks, Dan Froomkin , May 1, 2009
Obama Refuses to Judge Bush, Dan Froomkin , April 30, 2009
Torture Watch, Dan Froomkin , April 28, 2009
The Advocates of Ignorance, Dan Froomkin , April 27, 2009
Focusing on the Big Stuff, Dan Froomkin , April 23, 2009
Torturing for Propaganda Purposes, Dan Froomkin , April 22, 2009
Obama Lets Loose the Hounds, Dan Froomkin , April 21, 2009
Call Cheney's Bluff, Dan Froomkin , April 21, 2009
Separating Truths From Lies, Dan Froomkin , April 20, 2009
Human Beings Without Humanity, Dan Froomkin , April 17, 2009
Torture Watch, Dan Froomkin , April 9, 2009
How Many Others Were Tortured?, Dan Froomkin , April 7, 2009
Torture Watch, Dan Froomkin , April 2, 2009
Torture Watch, Dan Froomkin , April 1, 2009
Bush's Torture Rationale Debunked, Dan Froomkin , March 30, 2009
Torture Watch, Dan Froomkin , March 18, 2009
Call It Torture, Dan Froomkin , March 16, 2009
The Torture Cover-Up Continues, Dan Froomkin , February 10, 2009
Torture Watch, Dan Froomkin , February 5, 2009
The Unsupportable Defense of the Indefensible, Dan Froomkin , January 28, 2009
Return to the Moral High Ground, Dan Froomkin , January 23, 2009
Looking Backward, Dan Froomkin , January 21, 2009
 
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