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Wiretap: Facing torture past with a redaction pen

  The White House released a redacted torture report to the Senate Intelligence Committee, and an unhappy Dianne Feinstein sent it right back. The committee's...

Federal supermax in Colo condemned as torturous

The federal supermax in Colorado, once described by its former warden as “a cleaner version of hell,” is, in effect, a torture chamber, according...

Wiretap: Jeb Bush’s next-generation compassionate conservativism

"They crossed the border because they had no other means to work to be able to provide for their family. Yes, they broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s an act of love."

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.

McCain slams torture apologists emboldened in wake of bin Laden raid

Republican Arizona Senator John McCain, who was tortured as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, has long opposed the so-called enhanced interrogation techniques employed by the U.S. in the War on Terror. He is now railing against apologists for those techniques, mostly on the right, who have seized on the death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of Navy SEALS to assert that it was torture that delivered the intelligence that made the SEALS' mission to hunt down bin Laden successful.

Silence from Chaput on Marc Thiessen’s Catholic defense of torture

Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput made media-catching public pronouncements during the Democratic National Convention here that Catholic pro-choice then-Senator Joseph Biden should not take communion...

Report suggests U.S. physicians experimented on detainees

A report by Physicians for Human Rights released on Monday claims that U.S. physicians and psychologists betrayed ethical standards by collecting data on detainees’...

McCain admits Bush Administration violated law

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said on “Face the Nation” Sunday that — like most Republicans and even some Democrats, including some in the president’s...

Anti-torture advocates worry Holder won’t go high enough up the chain

Like many in the intelligence community, Tyler Drumheller, a retired chief of CIA operations in Europe, is waiting to see if his former colleagues will be left holding the bag for the Bush administration. As early as Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate acts of torture performed by the CIA as part of the Bush administration’s so-called “enhanced interrogation” program.

Failing newspapers provide another reason not to read them

What better way to welcome this weekend's "White House Correspondents Dinner" than with a big lawsuit pitting the Washington Post against the Bush Administration? Speaking for the paper in an online forum, congressional reporter Paul Kane said the Post won't call waterboarding people and slamming them into walls torture because it fears a lawsuit for libel -- because the paper is in no shape to weather the costs.
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