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Ex-CIA director to speak at grocers show

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Leon E. Panetta will be the keynote speaker at the National Grocers Association’s 2015 NGA Show in Las Vegas, Feb. 8-11, 2015.

A Reagan Award for Anti-Reagan Leaker

President Reagan will be turning over in his grave on November 15 when the second annual “Ronald Reagan Peace Through Strength Award” is given to President Obama’s former CIA director and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. As we noted when Panetta was nominated by Obama for the Pentagon post, his Congressional career “was dedicated to […]

Fox's Bret Baier Rehashes Already-Answered Benghazi Question During Clinton Interview

During Fox News' interview with Hillary Clinton, Bret Baier rehashed an already-answered question about whether or not the former secretary of state had been in contact with then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta the night of the attacks on the U.S. Show More Summary

THIS MUST BE MORE OF THAT “REPUBLICAN OVERREACH” THE LEFTY BLOGGERS ARE GOING ON ABOUT: In Pittsbur…

THIS MUST BE MORE OF THAT “REPUBLICAN OVERREACH” THE LEFTY BLOGGERS ARE GOING ON ABOUT: In Pittsburgh, Leon Panetta questions prisoner swap with Taliban. “A former top adviser to President Obama on Wednesday questioned the release of dangerous terrorists in exchange for an imprisoned American soldier as anger spread among lawmakers in Washington over the [...]

Panetta and Morrell endorse the select committee investigation of Benghazi

(Paul Mirengoff) The case against a Select Committee investigation of Benghazi took a hit when former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morrell agreed that the investigation is a good idea. Panetta was Defense Secretary at the time of the Benghazi attack; Morrell was Deputy CIA Director at that time. Show More Summary

Cyber firms look to move the electrical grid

4 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

At a keynote speech in Washington last month, former CIA director Leon Panetta warned that cyberspace is the “battlefield of the future.” Hackers could trigger disruptions similar to those caused by Hurricane Sandy if they gain access to electricity grids, transportation systems or other networks, he said. Show More Summary

Pentagon Warns More Spending Reductions Mean More Risk

For more than a year, the Pentagon declined to detail the impact of the battle-ax approach to cutting spending known as sequestration. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and his allies bet that the prospect was so dire that lawmakers would reach a $1.2 trillion deficit-reduction pact that would avert the calamity. MoreMen Charged With Toppling Ancient…

Whistleblower John Kiriakou Questions Why He's In Jail While Former CIA Boss Leon Panetta Is Free

(Credit: cool revolution) Kiriakou hasn't been silent from jail, and he's even been punished for speaking to the press. However, it appears that this won't stop him from exercising his free speech rights

Whistleblower John Kiriakou Questions Why He's In Jail While Former CIA Boss Leon Panetta Is Free

5 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've written a few times about the ridiculous case against CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou. Kiriakou's main "crime" was revealing the CIA's waterboarding/torture program. It's difficult to argue that this was true whistleblowing. Both...Show More Summary

Leon Panetta: Cyber Warfare Could ‘Paralyze Our Nation’

This week brought news on cyber warfare fears, contactless payments, fingerprint readers and mobile health care startups.

Fishbowl Q&A with FedScoop Founder Goldy Kamali

5 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Earlier this week, the government tech news site FedScoop hosted its Symantec Government Symposium featuring keynote speaker, Leon Panetta. The event is the area’s largest annual public-sector-focused gathering of leading global IT thought...Show More Summary

Morning Splash

6 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Front page of the Day What’s Happening — FedScoop Conference featuring Leon Panetta, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. — “Data Reporting with SQL” class at the National Press Club, 9 a.m. The Revolving Door Know of anyone starting or leaving a job?...Show More Summary

Panetta gave classified information to Hollywood

Tman sends us a link to the Associated Press which reports that Leon Panetta, as the Director of the CIA gave a speech to CIA employees which included classified details of the bin Laden raid. Apparently, scriptwriter Mark Boal from the staff working on “Zero Dark Thirty” was in the room; Panetta said through a […]

Six (Somewhat Redacted) Lessons Leon Panetta Gave At The CIA's Classified Bin Laden Party

Everyone knows at this point that Bin Laden is dead. Everyone also knows they made a movie about it. That movie drew rebuke from all around about the CIA allegedly leaking information to the movie's producers. As a result, the website Judicial Watch filed a FOIA request. Show More Summary

Panetta: Republican Congress "Most Difficult I've Seen in 50 Years of Public Service"

Former CIA Director, Secretary of Defense, decorated First Lieutenant, and decades-long veteran of the federal government Leon Panetta...

State Department, Leon Panetta added as defendants in Jill Kelley lawsuit

Washington (CNN) – An update on a story "CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper" first reported in August, regarding the sex scandal that brought down former CIA director David Petraeus. Jill and Scott Kelley, suing the Obama administration for alleged defamation of character during the aftermath of the Petraeus sex scandal, have added new defendants […]

Don't Blame NSA for Spying Scandal; Orders Come From White House, Former Defense Secretary Says

Leon Panetta, former director of the CIA and former Secretary of Defense under President Barack Obama, defended the National Security Administration's controversial surveillance techniques, arguing that it is only following orders from the White House.

Veterans Day

Marines stand at attention at Camp Delaram in Afghanistan in 2010. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has removed the military's ban on women serving in combat. [Paula Bronstein/Getty Images. Photo via.]Today is Veterans Day in the United States, in which we honor people who have served in the military. Show More Summary

Panetta: US may have to use military force against Iran

Addressing the Anti-Defamation League’s 100th annual meeting on Thursday night, former US secretary of defense and CIA director Leon Panetta told the ballroom of around 600 people that while the US has “implemented unprecedented sanctions and pressure on Iran, we may very well have to use military force to back up our policy, ” Israeli [...]

Has Leon Panetta Forgotten the Zero Republican Votes Clinton Got on the 1993 Reconciliation Bill?

Has he forgotten that the last successful bipartisan budget negotiation was in… 1990? That calling on President Obama to use his Green Lantern-like powers to create a large budget-balance deal is a strategy that has not produced anyShow More Summary

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