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Ex-CIA director, defense secretary Gates: US is paralyzed

Former CIA director and defense secretary Robert Gates said Monday that the U.S. government is paralyzed by political polarization and careerism, which has allowed China, Russia and other rivals to make inroads internationally to America's detriment.

Architect of CIA interrogation program faces 9/11 defendants

An architect of the brutal CIA interrogation and detention program developed after the Sept. 11 attacks defended the agency and its practices on Tuesday as those techniques become the focus of an effort to dismiss key evidence against five men charged in the terrorist plot.

Pelosi concerned about Trump’s whistleblower ‘spy’ comments

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi voiced concern on Friday over President Donald Trump’s comments that suggested retaliation against people who helped an intelligence whistleblower whose complaint about Trump’s phone call with Ukraine’s leader is at the center of the House impeachment probe.

AP sources: Former CIA chief Brennan to brief Dems on Iran

AP sources: House Democrats will hear from former CIA director John Brennan about the situation in Iran when he speaks next week at a private meeting amid heightened concerns over the Trump administration’s sudden moves in the region.

CIA briefs House leaders on Khashoggi as Senate nears votes

CIA Director Gina Haspel briefed House leaders on Wednesday on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as the Senate prepared for a possible vote on two resolutions that would rebuke Saudi Arabia for its role in the slaying.

Crowds honor Bush for long service, from war to White House

Soldiers, citizens in wheelchairs and long lines of others on foot wound through the hushed Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday to view George H.W. Bush’s casket and remember a president whose legacy included World War military service and a landmark law affirming the rights of the disabled. Bob Dole, a compatriot in war, peace and political struggle, steadied himself out of his wheelchair and saluted his old friend and one-time rival.

CIA director listens to audio of journalist’s alleged murder

CIA Director Gina Haspel listened to audio purportedly capturing the interrogation and killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, giving a key member of President Trump’s Cabinet access to the evidence used by Turkey to accuse Saudi Arabia of premeditated murder.

Gina Haspel confirmed as 1st woman to lead the CIA

Veteran spy Gina Haspel will become the first female director of the CIA after six Democrats joined Republicans in a Senate confirmation vote that overrode concerns about her role in the spy agency’s harsh interrogation program after 9/11.

Ruth Marcus: Haspel failed to show she’s learned from history

The nomination of Gina Haspel to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency presents an exquisitely difficult choice for senators weighing her confirmation. It is one that should tip, on the basis of Haspel’s own words, against her confirmation. On one side of the ledger is the sheer fact of Haspel’s qualifications for the job by virtue of her experience in the agency. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., did not exaggerate when he described Haspel, at the panel’s hearing Wednesday, as “the most prepared nominee in its 70-year history.” Those signing a letter urging Haspel’s confirmation span Democratic and Republican administrations, and include eight former CIA directors or acting directors, three former directors of national intelligence and two former secretaries of state.