Federal judge dismisses lawsuit over drone killings of 3 Americans in Yemen

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
WTF drone 4.28.13

A federal judge last week dismissed a lawsuit against top U.S. officials involved in the lethal drone strikes against Anwar Al-Aulaqi, his 16-year-old son Abdulrahman Al-Aulaqi, and Samir…

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Senate Intelligence Committee votes to declassify summary of CIA’s detention & interrogation program

Friday, April 4, 2014
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). SOURCE: Feinstein.Senate.gov

The Senate Intelligence Committee voted yesterday to declassify portions of the landmark 6,200-page report on the CIA’s use of torture after 9/11. 

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Justice Department seeks death penalty against Boston Marathon bombing suspect

Monday, February 3, 2014
Suspect number 2 (left) and suspect number 1 (right). SOURCE: FBI.gov

Federal prosecutors will seek the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the 20-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and seriously wounded more than 200….

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Justice Dept. & DNI will allow Internet giants to report stats on FISA orders

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
DNI Jim Clapper

The Justice Department and the Director of National Intelligence reached a settlement yesterday to allow five U.S. Internet companies to report the number of national security records requests…

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Commentary: 4 steps the President can take to close Guantanamo

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
SOURCE: JTF Guantanamo

Two days after President Barack Obama took office in January 2009, he issued executive order 13492 to “close detention facilities at Guantánamo, consistent with the national security and…

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Commentary: Obama shouldn’t squander opportunity to transfer all 76 cleared detainees out of Guantanamo in 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014
SOURCE: Jenny Jiang

This year marks the 12th anniversary of Guantanamo. This year also presents President Barack Obama with a window of opportunity to transfer all of the 76 detainees cleared…

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Transcript: Interview with Andy Worthington at the ICUJP luncheon in Los Angeles on Jan. 15, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

Partial transcript of WhatTheFolly.com’s interview with Andy Worthington, an independent investigative journalist, on Guantanamo at the luncheon organized by Interfaith Communities United For Justice and Peace (ICUJP) and World Can’t Wait in Los…

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Transcript: Q&A with Andy Worthington at the ICUJP luncheon in Los Angeles on Jan. 15, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

Partial transcript of the Q&A with Andy Worthington, an independent investigative journalist, on Guantanamo at the luncheon organized by Interfaith Communities United For Justice and Peace (ICUJP) and World Can’t Wait in Los…

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Transcript: Andy Worthington’s speech on Guantanamo at the ICUJP luncheon in Los Angeles on Jan. 15, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

Partial transcript of the speech by Andy Worthington, an independent investigative journalist, on Guantanamo at the luncheon organized by Interfaith Communities United For Justice and Peace (ICUJP) and World…

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NSA doesn’t deny spying on members of Congress

Monday, January 6, 2014
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont). SOURCE: sanders.senate.gov

The National Security Agency did not deny spying on members of Congress in its response to a letter from Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont).

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