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Torture overseer appointed as CIA director

Gina Haspel, a veteran of the CIA’s black sites in the post 9/11 period, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the CIA’s new top official.

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U.S. Senate report damns CIA for torture practices

One of the dark chapters in U.S. intelligence history had some light shined on it through the release of a U.S. Senate report on the use of torture by the CIA from 2002 to 2007. The report found, according to its redacted executive summary, that the CIA was far more brutal in its interrogation methods […]

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And he said it with a straight face!!

Jon Stewart on the Daily Show was being his usefully mischevious self Wednesday evening when he showed Sept. 14, 2004 footage of Porter Goss swearing up and down at his Senate confirmation hearing that he would be non-partisan.

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