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CIA's Brennan: Paris attacks not likely a 'one-off event'

November 16, 2015
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
CIA Director John Brennan said on Monday that officials had "strategic warning" about the terrorist attacks in Paris that claimed the lives of more than 130 and injured hundreds more, also saying that Islamic State likely has more operations in the pipeline.
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Classified Report on the C.I.A.’s Secret Prisons Is Caught in Limbo

November 10, 2015
Mark Mazzetti, Matt Apuzzo | The New York Times
A Senate security officer stepped out of the December chill last year and delivered envelopes marked “Top Secret” to the Pentagon, the C.I.A., the State Department and the Justice Department. Inside each packet was a disc containing a 6,700-page classified report on the C.I.A.’s secret prison program and a letter from Senator Dianne Feinstein, urging officials to read the report to ensure that the lessons were not lost to time.
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Hacked: What's in CIA Director John Brennan's Leaked Emails?

October 22, 2015
Pete Williams | NBC News
Wikileaks has released content from the personal email account of the C.I.A. chief, after hackers boasted about gaining access on Twitter.
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Education Secretary Steps Down, Obama Addresses Critics of Syria Policy

October 2, 2015
Education Secretary Arne Duncan is stepping down, bipartisan criminal justice reform, and an internal investigation opens at CENTCOM.

Charleston Church Shooting, House Revives Trade Bill, Al Qaeda Leader Killed in Drone Strike, Jeb Bush Enters 2016 Race

June 19, 2015
A hate crimes investigation after a church shooting, Republicans work again on trade, the CIA's drone war and 2016 politics
From the Vault

The Beginning of the Patriot Act

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October 26, 2001
As Congress debates portions of the PATRIOT Act that expired this week, we look back in the Washington Week Vault to the day President George W. Bush signed the bill into law in 2001.

The Power of the CIA

June 2, 2015
As the United States continues its military assault against terrorist groups in the Middle East and relies more and more on drone strikes, the power of the Central Intelligence Agency in foreign policy decision making has never been greater.
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Mission Unstoppable

May 18, 2015
Yochi Dreazen, Sean D. Naylor | Foreign Policy
From drone strikes to prison torture, the CIA has been pulling the strings of U.S. foreign policy since 9/11.
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SCOTUS to Tackle Same-Sex Marriage, Petraeus Pleads Guilty, Obama's Immigration Hurdle, and Iran’s Role Fighting ISIS

March 6, 2015
Former CIA Chief David Petraeus pleads guilty, US waits for an immigration ruling, Iran’s role in taking the fight to ISIS, and what’s next for the Supreme Court?
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