Top Lobbyist: 2016 To Be “Bumper Year” Thanks to Clinton Campaign

Top Lobbyist: 2016 To Be “Bumper Year” Thanks to Clinton Campaign

Lobbyists are all over the 2016 field, playing management roles in Hillary Clinton’s shadow campaign as well as in those of likely GOP contenders and the Super PACs backing them.

The Tsarnaev Trial and the Blind Spots in ‘Countering Violent Extremism’

The Tsarnaev Trial and the Blind Spots in ‘Countering Violent Extremism’

The case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev shows the limits of a model that refuses to recognize the role of political grievances in provoking individuals to turn to terrorism.

Newly Released Records Show US Paid $6 Million for Civilian Harm in Afghanistan

Newly Released Records Show US Paid $6 Million for Civilian Harm in Afghanistan

The U.S. military has paid nearly $6 million to civilians killed and injured in combat operations over almost 10 years of war in Afghanistan, according to the latest numbers released by the Army. These sums, known as condolence payments, are among the ways the U.S. military compensates civilians for deaths, injuries or property damages that occur>>

Bush White House’s Repeated Torture Denials Led CIA Torturers to Seek Repeated Reassurances

Bush White House’s Repeated Torture Denials Led CIA Torturers to Seek Repeated Reassurances

They wanted to make sure the administration hadn’t changed its mind.

Revealed: Democratic Super PAC Architect Moonlights for Walmart, Cable Lobby

Revealed: Democratic Super PAC Architect Moonlights for Walmart, Cable Lobby

Susan McCue, former chief of staff to Sen. Harry Reid, fights corporate interests when not working for them.

UK Media Regulator Again Threatens RT for “Bias”: This Time, Airing “Anti-Western Views”

UK Media Regulator Again Threatens RT for “Bias”: This Time, Airing “Anti-Western Views”

This move is the classic hallmark of how a government propagandizes its citizens: ensuring that they hear only those views of which the government approves.

America Abandoned One of Its Own in Yemen — and Now He May Die

America Abandoned One of Its Own in Yemen — and Now He May Die

Combat is encroaching on Sharif Mobley, jailed for five years and reportedly interrogated by U.S. agents.

You Should Really Consider Installing Signal, an Encrypted Messaging App for iPhone

You Should Really Consider Installing Signal, an Encrypted Messaging App for iPhone

Now that it’s known NSA and GCHQ stole encryption keys for millions of phones, Signal offers a secure way to call and text — one that’s easier to understand than many alternatives.

Benjamin Netanyahu’s Long History of Crying Wolf About Iran’s Nuclear Weapons

Benjamin Netanyahu’s Long History of Crying Wolf About Iran’s Nuclear Weapons

The Israeli Prime Minister is expected to warn the U.S. Congress an Iranian bomb is imminent — just as he warned in 1992, 1995, 2002, 2009, and 2012.

Conservative Audience Laughs as Former NSA Chief Refers to Himself as an ‘Unrelenting Libertarian’

Conservative Audience Laughs as Former NSA Chief Refers to Himself as an ‘Unrelenting Libertarian’

For a second year in a row, the Conservative Action Political Conference hosted a debate on the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. This morning, in a stinging rebuke similar to audience jeering of former Gov. Jim Gilmore’s seething criticism of Ed Snowden at last year’s CPAC, former NSA director Michael Hayden received an earful when he>>