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Littwin: Watching Udall stride across the White House lawn

Mark Udall was on the Senate floor, probably for the last time, and giving 'em hell. He gave Barack Obama hell. He gave the...

Watchdogs hound Udall: Release CIA torture report

Government watchdogs who have been alarmed by national security overreach lost a champion on Capitol Hill this week when U.S. Senator Mark Udall failed in his bid for re-election, but they see a silver lining in his defeat.

Udall ad depicts privacy advocate battling Bush, Obama

  The Mark Udall campaign has taken a break from its reproductive-rights-themed campaign, notoriously labeled "obnoxious" by The Denver Post, with an ad that touts the senator's...

Wiretap: Sorry, we did spy on Congress, CIA says

  The CIA admits that it actually did spy on Congress, hacking Senate Intelligence Committee files and filing a bogus report to the Justice Department....

Littwin on Senate-CIA spat: This time, no one is fleeing to...

The CIA-versus-Dianne Feinstein and Mark Udall story has got everything -- lying, stealing, bullying, spying, mendacity, audacity, betrayal and, of course, because it's 2014, hacking.

Udall Endorses Brennan for CIA Director, Underlines Need for Greater Oversight

In the wake of an historic Senate filibuster over the murky U.S. laws governing drone strikes, Colorado Senator Mark Udall on Thursday urged his colleagues to confirm John Brennan as the new director of the CIA.

White House to unveil ‘grand strategy’ on national security

John Brennan has a tough rhetorical job ahead of him Wednesday morning. Speaking to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Brennan, President Obama’s most influential terrorism and intelligence adviser, will attempt to reconcile the harder edges of Obama’s escalation in Afghanistan and his enthusiastic embrace of drone-enabled assassinations of terrorists with the broader approach to grand strategy that the White House will finally unveil this week. Some wonder if that reconciliation is even possible.

Homeland Security warned us we needed to start checking underwear

Newsweek is reporting that the Department of Homeland Security last fall was exploring the threat posed to air travelers by bombs secreted aboard planes...

Lamborn decries planned N.Y.-based terror trials

U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn added his voice to those criticizing the White House decision to try suspected 9-11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other suspected terrorists in a New York City civilian court. In a strongly worded statement issued yesterday, the Colorado 5th District Republican argued that New York could become a number one target for attacks during the trial, that the terrorists were enemy combatants who would be granted additional rights unnecessarily once brought onto U.S. soil and that the men could radicalize prison populations wherever they might eventually be held. In conversation with the Colorado Independent, however, the Department of Justice played down the criticism as overheated and lacking perspective.