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CIA's torture program: Both Senate and agency agree it was mismanaged

Dec 24, 2014

CIA's torture program: Both Senate and agency agree it was mismanaged

Both reports from the Senate and the CIA largely agree on one major CIA failure: the agency's mismanagement of the now-shuttered program. #United States #US #CIA #NewsTracker #Senate #US Senate #CIA torture program
CIA torture report shows detainees left with long-term psychological scars

Dec 23, 2014

CIA torture report shows detainees left with long-term psychological scars

Whatever it's labeled, specialists say the brain clearly can become conditioned by extreme fear and stress, notwithstanding CIA assertions that what was done would not cause any permanent mental or physical harm. #9/11 #CIA #NewsTracker #USA #Senate #Torture #Sleep deprivation #US Senate #Torture report #confinement
US Senate confirms Indian-American Amit Mehta as federal judge

Dec 17, 2014

US Senate confirms Indian-American Amit Mehta as federal judge

Indian-American Amit Priyavadan Mehta has been confirmed by the US Senate as a federal judge in the District of Columbia, becoming the first Asian Pacific American to occupy this important position. #NewsTracker #federal judge #Indian-American #US Senate #asian #Amit Mehta
US Senate avoids govt shutdown, passes $1.1 trillion spending bill

Dec 14, 2014

US Senate avoids govt shutdown, passes $1.1 trillion spending bill

US Congress narrowly averted a government shutdown with the Senate agreeing to a two-day extension of current funding levels to consider a $1.1 trillion spending bill. #NewsTracker #US congress #Senate #spending bill #government shutdown
CIA director John Brennan defends agency, says interrogation methods abhorrent

Dec 12, 2014

CIA director John Brennan defends agency, says interrogation methods abhorrent

The CIA chief has defended the techniques used by the interrogators on terror suspects post 9/11 attacks but admitted that in limited number of cases the methods had not been authorized #CIA #NewsTracker #Senate #John Brennan #CIA Director #agency #interrogation #Torture report