White House: We Had No Knowledge Of DOJ Attempts To Seek AP Phone RecordsThe 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.
Senate Clears Brennan as CIA ChiefJohn 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.
Graham Now Supports Brennan Nomination After Previously Planning To Vote Against HimRepublicans 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.
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.
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.
Obama Administration: President Authorized To Use Lethal Force Against American Citizens On U.S. SoilIn 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: 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. 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.
Obama Nominates John Brennan To Lead CIAPresident Barack Obama on Monday will nominate Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, two potentially controversial picks for his second-term national security team.
Obama Taps Hagel for Pentagon, Brennan for CIA President Barack Obama will nominate John Brennan as his next director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Brennan, a 25-year CIA veteran, currently serves as Obama's top counterterrorism adviser.
Brennan: Al-Qaeda Bomb 'Threat From A Standpoint Of The Design'U.S. bomb experts are picking apart a sophisticated new al-Qaeda improvised explosive device, a top Obama administration counterterrorism official said Tuesday, to determine if it could have slipped past airport security and taken down a commercial airplane.