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LEON BRITTAN ‘QUIZZED ON RAPE CLAIM’ Former Home Secretary Leon Brittan has been interviewed by police over an historical allegation of rape, claims the Independent On Sunday. According to the report Lord Brittan was questioned last month about the claim, which relates to an incident in London in 1967. Show More Summary

Police Are Investigating The Disappearance Of A Secret Dossier Allegedly Naming UK Politicians Involved In Child Abuse

The story would stretch credulity if it formed the basis of a subplot to "House of Cards." But in fact it's real: In 1983, Leon Brittan, the former Home Secretary and member of Margaret Thatcher's cabinet, was handed a 40-page dossier naming eight senior civil servants and politicians who were allegedly involved in a secret ring of pedophiles. Show More Summary

Former Home Secretary Claims He Did Act Over 1980s Paedophile Allegations

Former Home Secretary Leon Brittan claimed today that he did act over serious allegations of a paedophile network in Westminster. Mr Brittan was responding to claims he failed to take action after reports were made to him of widespread child abuse at children's homes, according to the Daily Mail. Show More Summary

Paedophile dossier: Leon Brittan statement 'disappointing' - MP

Credits: WPA Pool/Getty Images Alt Text: Lord Brittan at Margaret Thatcher’s funeral Former Home Secretary remembers 'a bundle of papers' - but does not recall officials taking it further Column The Mole Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 12:51pm The...Show More Summary

Leon Brittan statement due on paedophile allegations dossier

Credits: WPA Pool/Getty Images Alt Text: Lord Brittan at Margaret Thatcher’s funeral Former Home Secretary to issue statement after MP Simon Danczuk claims he has ‘questions to answer’ Column The Mole Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 9:56am The...Show More Summary

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

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

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…

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...

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 [...]

Obama Asked Hillary to Stay in Office

According to a new book to be released in February, President Obama asked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to stay on another year after he was re-elected. Obama was worried at the time about losing both Clinton and Leon Panetta,...Show More Summary

Transcript: Panetta on Budget Deals, Defense, and Washington’s Meanness

A transcript from the Seib & Wessel breakfast with former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, hosted by The Wall Street Journal on Monday.

Despite Talks, Panetta Urges Skepticism on Iran, Syria

Despite diplomatic advances involving Iran and Syria, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta urged skepticism toward prospects of meaningful progress by either regime.

Global Citizen Fest Performers Bono, Kings Of Leon, Alicia Keys Gear Up For Free Poverty Awareness Concert

10 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : PopEater

NEW YORK — U2 frontman Bono and a long list of world leaders will attend next week's Global Citizen Festival to help fight poverty. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, leaders from several countries and congressional members will join Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys and John Mayer at the free concert Sept. Show More Summary

Benghazi Victim’s Mom: Obama, Hillary, and Biden ‘All Lied to Me’

10 months agoNews : Mediaite

Pat Smith insisted that she was repeatedly lied to by President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, and former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta who all immediately blamed the attack on the spontaneous demonstrations arising in response to a YouTube video.

Gates and Panetta Criticize Obama's Response to Chemical Attacks in Syria

10 months agoNews : Reason

Speaking at Southern Methodist University in Dallas Obama’s first two secretaries of defense, Robert Gates and Leon Panetta, both criticized the president’s response to the ongoing crisis in Syria, saying that they would not have asked...Show More Summary

Meet Obama’s Newest Syria Critics: His Secretaries of Defense

10 months agoNews : Mediaite

Former Obama administration Secretaries of Defense Robert Gates and Leon Panetta both criticized President Barack Obama's Syria policy at an forum at Southern Methodist University on Tuesday night, arguing that Obama had jeopardized the U.S.'s credibility by failing to enforce his own red line, and that he should not have gone to Congress for authorization to strike.

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