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The Hangover Issues For 2016 Elections

Not too long after the New Year’s champagne is popped and the parties have ended and it’s back to the business of the 2016 elections, candidates and voters will wake up to a slate of issues that have hung over from the year before.

December 31, 2015

ACLU Pushes For More Transparency On No-Fly List

In a case that could help demystify how the FBI deems somebody a terror threat, the ACLU argued in federal court here Wednesday that the government has failed to comply with an earlier court order to tell people how they wound up on the no-fly list.

December 10, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson pauses as he speaks to the media following a fundraising luncheon in La Jolla, California

Post-Paris: Which Candidates Gain, Which Don’t

Is Paris making voters think more about the commander in chief part of the job of president?If so, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton are up.

November 25, 2015
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Pro-Israel Groups Divided Over Iran Going Into 2016

The Israel lobby — one of the most powerful in Washington — is divided over how to deal with Iran and leaders say the 2016 elections will focus more on national security than the previous few have.

July 8, 2015

Appealing To Hawks, Lindsey Graham Jumps Into The 2016 Presidential Ring

Sen. Lindsey Graham formally launched his presidential bid with a predictably foreign policy-heavy speech in his hometown of Central, South Carolina.

June 1, 2015
Texas Senator Ted Cruz (Peter Stevens/Flickr)

GOP Campaign Slogan: Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

“Republicans have always been trusted more on national security,” said Republican pollster Whit Ayres, “and Obama has been a weaker leader than people expected.”

May 2, 2015
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Privacy vs. Security: How The Debate Changes

Can we ever be truly secure without giving up some privacy?

March 31, 2015
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Obama Defends $4-Trillion Budget, Cites National Security

President Obama is warning Republicans not to play politics with America’s security.

February 2, 2015
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6 Takeaways From Obama’s State Of The Union Speech

Here are six key points from President Obama’s big speech.

January 21, 2015

In New Book, Guantanamo Inmate Describes Beatings, Death Threats, And Mock Execution

One of Guantanamo’s longest-held prisoners shares his experience in a new book.

January 20, 2015
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Administration: Few Guantanamo Detainees Turn To Terrorism After Release

Are Republicans overstating the dangers of releasing detainees from Guantanamo?

January 14, 2015
Security before the premiere of the film "The Interview" in Los Angeles, California on December 11, 2014

Sony Hack Leaves U.S. In Quandary On How To Deal With North Korea

How do you punish the most heavily sanctioned country in the world?

December 19, 2014
Hackers invoked the 9/11 attacks in their most chilling threat yet against Sony Pictures, warning the Hollywood studio not to release a film which has angered North Korea

FBI Says North Korea Played Role In Sony Hacking Case

The U.S. has officially acknowledged North Korea’s role in the cyber attack against Sony.

December 19, 2014
Security before the premiere of the film "The Interview" in Los Angeles, California on December 11, 2014

White House: Sony Hack A ‘Serious National Security Matter’

The federal government is taking the cyber attack very seriously.

December 18, 2014
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Senate Report Confirms CIA Had ‘Black Site’ At Guantanamo, Hid It From Congress

Inside one of the most shocking revelations from the CIA torture report.

December 12, 2014

Intelligence Gleaned From CIA Torture Focus Of Debate

CIA officials are pushing back against the Senate’s conclusion that torture made America no safer.

December 11, 2014
The Central Intelligence Agency logo is displayed in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on August 14, 2008 (AFP/Saul Loeb)

CIA Chief Acknowledges Some ‘Abhorrent’ Terror Interrogations

Find out what John Brennan had to say in his first press conference since the release of the Senate torture report.

December 11, 2014
Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (C) speaks to reporters about the committee's report on CIA interrogations at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on December 9, 2014 (AFP/Saul Loeb)

Will We Torture Again?

The reaction to the Senate’s shocking torture report raises troubling questions about the future.

December 11, 2014

CIA Struggled To Keep Rationalizing Brutal Interrogations, Report Shows

The CIA kept finding new reasons to keep torturing prisoners.

December 10, 2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, December 9, 2014 (AFP Photo/Jim Watson)

Kerry Calls For New Three-Year War Powers To Fight IS

Find out what else Secretary Kerry had to say about the fight against IS.

December 10, 2014
Al-Qaeda and Taliban detainees captured in Afghanistan after the 2001 terror attacks were transferred to the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

At CIA’s ‘Salt Pit’ Prison, Torture Reigned, With Little Oversight

Learn more from the Senate’s horrifying CIA torture report.

December 10, 2014
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Will History Or The Law Judge CIA’s Interrogations As Illegal Torture?

Will CIA officers face any legal consequences for the Senate Intelligence Committee’s revelations?

December 9, 2014
Photo: Senate Democratic Women to Outline How Women are More Burdened by Student Loan Debt, in Part Due to the Gender Wage Gap (Senate Democrats/Flickr)

Graphic Report On CIA Interrogations, Torture Released By Senate Panel

Inside the Senate’s shocking report on Bush-era torture.

December 9, 2014
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Iran Nuclear Talks: What’s At Stake And What’s Happened So Far

Get the latest on the negotiations with Iran.

December 8, 2014
Photo: Senate Democratic Women to Outline How Women are More Burdened by Student Loan Debt, in Part Due to the Gender Wage Gap (Senate Democrats/Flickr)

Dianne Feinstein Leaving Senate Intelligence Job As Clash On Interrogations Report Is Unresolved

Senator Feinstein is taking on the CIA as Democratic control of the Senate draws to a close.

December 8, 2014
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