articles tagged "CIA"

Matthew Rothschild

Thursday, 3 April 2014 | A Public Affair
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Are you interested in what’s happening this week in current affairs? Tune in to this APA to find out more! more »

Thought Police Go Virtual

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 | buzz
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That troll you just vanquished in World of Warcraft might have been a true-life NSA spy. Pro Publica and New York Times reporter Justin Elliot tells us more more »

The Family Jewels

Thursday, 5 December 2013 | A Public Affair
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Just how much power does the CIA have and how does that affect people in the United States and around the world? Find out today on A Public Affair! more »

“The Way of the Knife” A History of CIA Covert Operations

Tuesday, 6 August 2013 | buzz
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On its website, the Central Intelligence Agency says that its mission is “collecting, analyzing, and disseminating intelligence information to top US government officials.” Not included in that description is “assassination, covert operations, and drone warfare.” Our next guest is the author of “The Way of the Knife” which chronicles the shift of the CIA’s mission from information-gathering to murder. Mark Mazzetti is a national security correspondent for The New York Times. In 2009, he shared a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the intensifying violence in Pakistan and Afghanistan and Washington’s response, and he has won numerous other …. more »

Senator Rand Paul filibusters over drones

Wednesday, 6 March 2013 | Molly Stentz
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Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is in the midst of a real live filibuster, a very long speech, on the question of John Brennan’s nomination for Director of the CIA. He has been speaking on the floor of the U.S. Senate since before noon, successfully delaying the nomination. Paul is raising questions about the Obama Administration’s use of drone strikes. Watch it on CSPAN live. You can read transcripts of his earlier remarks here. If you want a shortcut, you can just cut to the chase and get a quick update here. Or follow the Senator’s quips on Twitter. Here’s the article in Wired about the Pentagon …. more »

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