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Fusion’s Jorge Ramos Goes Inside the CIA

2 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Airing Tuesday night at 10 on Fusion (available in DC via RCN and Dish) will be a special edition of "AMERICA with Jorge Ramos" featuring interviews with CIA Director John Brennan, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), CIA analysts, and key players...Show More Summary

Exclusive--Sen. Rand Paul: With Barron Nomination, Does Obama Even Believe We Have a Fifth Amendment?

In 2013, I filibustered the nomination of CIA Director John Brennan. I did so to defend a core constitutional principle that has made America a leader among nations for as long as we have been a nation—the right to due process. I wanted to know if President Obama believed he had the power to kill an American citizen without due process. Show More Summary

Report: CIA Plans to Shut Down Secret Afghan Bases

The Central Intelligence Agency plans on shutting down its bases throughout Afghanistan over the summer and withdrawing its personnel back to Kabul. The Los Angeles Times reported that in March CIA Director John Brennan told a groupShow More Summary

Bones: Is Sweets Heading for Another Inter-Office Romance?

Love is in the air on Monday's Bones. As Booth (David Boreanaz) prepares to testify before a Congressional sub-committee related to his possible promotion, Sweets (John Francis Daley) must step in and help Brennan (Emily Deschanel) with...Show More Summary

This Day in Blogging History: TSA v Naked American Hero; Star Trek action figures and Bridge reissue; Ipod/torture mashup

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

One year ago today TSA hearing for "Naked American Hero" John Brennan: He was acquitted of a ridiculous indecent exposure charge, and now he is appealing an equally stupid fine from the Transportation Security Administration for “interfering...Show More Summary

Why you should take Rand Paul's latest stand on drones seriously

It remains the most memorable moment of Sen. Rand Paul's (R-Ky.) young career in Congress: a 13-hour talking filibuster in 2013 to stall the nomination of John Brennan as director of the CIA. But it was more publicity stunt than a principled...Show More Summary

U.S. to Putin: This Could Get Ugly

3 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

CIA Director John Brennan’s trip to Ukraine was more message than action, but message delivered: The U.S. could get much tougher.

The Roundup

- Russia demands the U.S. explain itself after reports out of Russia came out that CIA director John Brennan visited Kiev over the weekend - In the Black Sea, a Russian jet ran "multiple, close-range passes" near a U.S. warship over a 90 minute period - Emptywheel: "DOJ Says You Can’t Know If They’ve Used the Dragnet Against You … But FISC Says They’re Wrong"

Just Stopping By - By John Hudson and Shane Harris

CIA Director John Brennan made a surprise visit to Kiev amid threats of further sanctions against Russia

White House Admits CIA Director Brennan Was "Secretly" In Kiev

Late last night we asked if, as the Russian media had reported and only the Russian media, CIA director John Brennan had secretly visited Kiev over the weekend: "Brennan landed in Ukraine on Saturday under an assumed name and held aShow More Summary

TSA Fines "Naked American Hero" $500

As you may recall, after John Brennan showed TSA agents in Portland he didn't have a bomb by taking off his clothes, they got all upset about it and charges were filed. See "TSA: Wants to See You Naked, Complains...          RelatedShow More Summary

Neverending CIA Drone Story Is Actually About Outsourced Intelligence

On March 20, 2013, I wrote one of several stories calling bullshit on reports that CIA would get out of the drone business. Not only did John Brennan’s actions up to that point (as opposed to what had been leaked to journalists anonymously) make it clear he intended for CIA to keep that portfolio. Show More Summary

Hey Reuters: You're Wrong. John Brennan Did Not Deny Feinstein's Claims, He Admitted To Them

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Earlier this week, we pointed out that many in the press had fallen for CIA Director John Brennan's "non-denial denial" over Senator Dianne Feinstein's accusations that the CIA had improperly searched the network over Senate Intelligence Committee staffers who were researching the CIA's torture program. Show More Summary

CIA’s Brennan faces uphill fight in taking on Sen. Dianne Feinstein

CIA chief John Brennan is waging an aggressive counterattack against Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein.

Harry Reid: CIA Director Should Apologize For Alleged Spying On Senate

What about the CIA and NSA spying on the American people, Harry? Does that warrant an investigation? Not in his world: Sen. Harry Reid said CIA Director John Brennan should apologize to Sen. Dianne Feinstein after she accused the intelligence...Show More Summary

CIA Director Tries To Release His Side Of The Senate Spying Scandal; Actually Confirms Feinstein's Accusations

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Yesterday, after Dianne Feinstein went public with the details of the CIA spying on Senate Intelligence Committee staffers who were compiling a supposedly "devastating" report on the CIA's torture program, CIA Director John Brennan (who has been fighting hard against the release of the report) gave a non-denial denial. Show More Summary


This week, 200 policy makers, former ambassadors, government servants, scholars and a battalion of journalists, gathered to hear on-the-record remarks by CIA Director John O. Brennan. Oh, there were the guys with the ear phones as well. Brennan is an enormously experienced CIA veteran in the field and Agency headquarters in Langley, VA. Show More Summary

CIA Chief Confirms Reports Malaysia Jet's Transponder 'Disabled or Turned Off'

On March 11th CIA Directer John Brennan "confirmed reports" that Malaysia Flight 370's transponder "had been disabled or turned off at some point during the flight" and said he is not ready to rule out terrorism as the cause behind the plane's disappearance. Show More Summary

Terrorism cannot be ruled out in missing Malaysia jet: CIA

(Credit: Alec@B92) CIA Director John Brennan said there had been reports of claims of responsibility for downing the missing jet, but stressed that these were far from confirmed.

Face Of The Day

Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan takes questions from the audience after addressing the Council on Foreign Relations in in Washington, DC on March 11, 2014. Brennan denied accusations by U.S. senators who claim the CIA conducted unauthorized searches of computers used by Senate Select Committee on Intelligence staff members in an effort to learn how […]

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