The Growing Partisan Issue of Holding Clapper Accountable for Lying to Congress

By: Friday December 20, 2013 1:22 pm

An increasing number of Republicans in Congress support holding Director for National Intelligence James Clapper accountable for lying to Congress in March, when he was asked about spying on Americans. Members of the House Judiciary Committee, including Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, who is the co-sponsor of legislation that would rein in some of the National Security [...]

Melissa Harris-Perry Is Tired of Having to Cover Edward Snowden—So She Wrote an Open Letter

By: Saturday July 13, 2013 4:41 pm

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry can no longer bear former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden’s effort to travel to a country that will grant him asylum for blowing the whistle on massive secret surveillance by the United States government. She wrote an “open [...]

MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry’s ‘Beef’ with Edward Snowden is a Total Distraction

By: Monday July 1, 2013 12:25 pm

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy One argument that has become prevalent among commentators is that National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden’s act of revealing secret US government surveillance programs is not “noble” or “heroic” or the act of a whistleblower because he fled the country for Hong Kong. [...]

Now That Brennan is Confirmed, How Limitless Are President Obama’s Targeted Killing Powers?

By: Friday March 8, 2013 11:28 am

On first glance, it is a simple question to be laughed at or outright dismissed because someone with a lack of knowledge on the Global War on Terrorism would think it could never happen. That is how a number of people who consider themselves to be “serious” individuals reacted to the question of whether the [...]

MSNBC Doesn’t Cover Bradley Manning’s Statement or Guilty Pleas At All

By: Saturday March 2, 2013 12:02 pm

Pfc. Bradley Manning pled guilty to elements of ten of the twenty-two charges he faces on February 28. Manning also read a statement he typed up himself that explained his thoughts about the documents and video he disclosed and when and how he transmitted the information to WikiLeaks. A review of three major United States [...]

Secrecy Games: Obama Had Official Policy to Not Acknowledge Drone Program Existed

By: Monday February 25, 2013 12:32 pm

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs appeared in his new role as MSNBC contributor on Sunday and acknowledged it was official policy within the administration of President Barack Obama to not acknowledge the existence of a drone program. On “Up w/ Chris” [...]

Madeleine Albright Supports Drones Because American Lives More Precious Than Other Lives

By: Tuesday February 19, 2013 6:30 pm

(update below) Appearing on the MSNBC program, “Morning Joe,” former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said President Barack Obama’s drone programs have been “very effective.” Albright’s remarks on the use of drone strikes were the following: …[O]ne of the issues that actually came up during the Balkans in Kosovo — it was an air war [...]

MSNBC’s ‘Hubris’ Documentary: Overlooking the Role of Media in Selling the Iraq War

By: Tuesday February 19, 2013 2:24 pm

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy A documentary, “Hubris: Selling the Iraq War,” aired on MSNBC to mark the tenth-anniversary of the selling of the Iraq War by President George W. Bush’s administration. For someone unaware of the extent to which President Bush and neoconservatives in his administration went [...]

Rachel Maddow Fails to Question Guest Who Served as Top Pentagon Lawyer Under Obama About Drones

By: Friday January 4, 2013 11:28 am

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy MSNBC host Rachel Maddow had former Pentagon general counsel Jeh Johnson on her show Thursday night. The previous night she hyped up the exclusive interview, as he had not been on television since leaving his position at the Pentagon: …I am excited to [...]

Kill or Capture, Torture & Detain Indefinitely: Partisan Disagreement on the ‘War on Terrorism’

By: Monday July 9, 2012 5:33 pm

The presidency of Barack Obama has entrenched many of the counterterrorism policies of President George W. Bush in the national security state and helped to further cement bipartisan consensus on these policies. However, there is one vile aspect about which conservatives and center-left individuals disagree, and that is on whether to outright kill terror suspects [...]

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