John Brennan

Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan takes questions from the audience after addressing the Council on Foreign Relations March 11, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senators Call on Brennan to Resign: ‘I Just Don’t Have a Lot of Confidence in His Leadership’

WASHINGTON — For months, CIA Director John Brennan stood firm in his insistence that the CIA had little to be ashamed of after searching the computers of the Senate Intelligence Committee. His defiant posture quickly […]


President Barack Obama (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama: Taking Sides In CIA-Feinstein Spat ‘Not Something That Is An Appropriate Role For Me’ To Wade Into

The public spat between President Barack Obama’s trusted CIA ally and a loyal senator has sharpened the focus on his complicated role in managing the terrorism-fighting programs he inherited.


White House Press Secretary Jay Carney answers questions during a press briefing at the White House on May 10, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

White House: We Had No Knowledge Of DOJ Attempts To Seek AP Phone Records

The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news.


File photo of John Brennan. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Clears Brennan as CIA Chief

John Brennan has won Senate confirmation to head the CIA after a late struggle that had more to do with presidential power to order drone strikes than with the nominee’s credentials to lead the spy agency.


Sen. John McCain, right, and Sen. Lindsey Graham speak to the press during a news conference on the terror attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi on Feb. 14, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Graham Now Supports Brennan Nomination After Previously Planning To Vote Against Him

Republicans split bitterly Thursday over a GOP senator’s old-school filibuster of President Barack Obama’s CIA nominee John Brennan amid claims that the administration could use drones to target Americans suspected of terrorism.


U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) leaves after a caucus meeting at the Capitol.  (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senator Ends Long Floor Speech Blocking CIA Pick

A tea party senator from Kentucky used an old-style filibuster lasting nearly 13 hours to block Senate confirmation of John Brennan’s nomination to be CIA director.


File photo of Sen. Rand Paul. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senator Launches Lengthy Debate to Block CIA Pick

Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has taken to the Senate floor to filibuster John Brennan’s nomination as CIA director.


In a letter to Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Attorney General Eric Holder stated that President Obama does have the personal authority to use lethal force against American citizens on US soil. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Administration: President Authorized To Use Lethal Force Against American Citizens On U.S. Soil

In a letter to Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Attorney General Eric Holder stated that President Obama does have the personal authority to use lethal force against American citizens on US soil.


Cheney faulted the Obama White House's handling of Middle East politics, saying the U.S. presence in the region had been "significantly diminished" in recent years.  Photo credit - SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Cheney: Obama’s Drone Program Is ‘A Good Policy’

Former Vice President Dick Cheney stated that the Obama administration’s targeting of suspected international terrorists is “a good policy.”


Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to reporters after meeting with U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, on Capitol Hill on Nov. 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Sen. Graham: ‘Hillary Clinton Got Away With Murder’

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday swiftly and unanimously approved President Barack Obama’s choice of Sen. John Kerry to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state.