Nation Topics - Covert Ops
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If the vice president ordered the CIA to deceive Congress, he broke the law--and must be held accountable.
Will the CIA tell Congress the truth? Would Congress listen if it did?
Momentum is growing for some form of official accountability on the Bush administration's practice of torture, surveillance and detentions without trial.
The history of American intelligence-gathering is rife with incompetence, dysfunction and contempt toward legislative oversight.
House Democrats capitulate to pass a surveillance bill that further compromises our privacy and limits accountability of the government and telecoms. Will the Senate fight back?
The GOP nominee favors unilateralism and "rogue state rollback."
The House stalemate with the White House over electronic surveillance creates a rare moment to reconsider an array of unconstitutional post-9/11 laws.
Democratic leaders are poised to validate Bush's illegal surveillance, giving up even more ground than their Republican colleagues did. Why?
Long before a top bureaucrat was exposed for destroying secret interrogation tapes, the CIA shrouded his identity, making the press corps complicit in practices that would offend the nation's conscience.
The agency's secret destruction of tapes is a parable of the futility of oversight.
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