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  • Press Freedom Fight: Reporter James Risen Faces Subpoena in CIA Whistleblower Case 2014-1014_seg1_risen-2
    In one of the most significant press freedom cases in decades, the United States government has confirmed that it will seek limited testimony from New York Times reporter James Risen. On Tuesday, Risen was ordered to participate in a hearing early next month in advance of the trial of a former CIA officer who is charged with...
    December 17, 2014 | Story
  • Obama’s Cheney? "Assassination Czar" John Brennan Brings Legacy of Drone War and Torture to CIA Nod John_brennan-cia
    Dubbed the "assassination czar," presumptive CIA nominee John Brennan has played a key role backing some of the nation’s most controversial post-9/11 policies, from the secret drone war to wireless surveillance. Brennan was a rumored pick for the job when Obama was first elected in 2008 but was forced to...
    January 07, 2013 | Story
  • From Guantánamo to NDAA : Obama Admin Bids to Preserve Indefinite Detention at Home and Abroad Marcy
    The Obama administration has filed an emergency appeal of a federal judge’s decision to block a controversial statute that gave the government the power to carry out indefinite detention. Judge Katherine Forrest ruled against a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, authorizing the imprisonment of...
    September 18, 2012 | Story
  • With Control of Drone Strikes, Is Counterterror Chief John Brennan the U.S. "Assassination Czar"? Button-drones
    President Obama’s counterterrorism chief John Brennan is heading up a new team to determine who should be targeted by armed U.S. drones overseas. The newly revealed procedure for drone attacks means Brennan’s staff consults the Pentagon, the State Department and other agencies before ultimately deciding who will...
    May 24, 2012 | Story
  • Commuting Sentence, Bush Spares Libby from 30-Month Jail Term Libby20070703
    President Bush has commuted the sentence of Vice President Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, sparing him from a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence in the CIA leak case. Bush’s move came just five hours after a federal appeals panel ruled that Libby could not put off serving his sentence while he appealed his conviction. That meant jail time for...
    July 03, 2007 | Story