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Politics May 16Republicans push for speedy confirmation vote for CIA nominee Haspel
Senate intelligence committee voted 10-5 in Gina Haspel's favor on Wednesday, paving the way for her expected confirmation to become the first woman to lead the CIA. But opponents concerned about Haspel's role in CIA covert detention sites after 9/11…
Politics May 09Haspel says she would oppose any presidential order she felt was immoral
President Donald Trump's nominee to be CIA director said Wednesday that she does not believe torture works and she would not carry out any presidential order she thought was immoral.
Nation May 08WATCH: Gina Haspel, Trump’s pick for CIA director, says torture doesn’t work
Gina Haspel, a 61-year-old career undercover spy who is currently acting CIA director, is expected to testify starting at 9:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday. Watch live here.
Politics May 07Trump defends CIA nominee, saying she is ‘tough on terror’
President Donald Trump on Monday defended Gina Haspel, his nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency, dismissing debate over her involvement in a harsh interrogation program and arguing Democrats want her out because she "is too tough on terror."…
Politics Apr 17Trump formally nominates Gina Haspel to be next CIA director
The Senate intelligence committee is expected to have a confirmation hearing for Haspel in coming weeks, followed by a vote in the full Senate.
Politics Mar 17Senators want CIA to lift veil on nominee’s black site past
Gina Haspel's long spy career is so shrouded in mystery that senators want documents declassified so they can decide if her role at a CIA black site should prevent her from directing the agency.
World Jan 30Trump signs order to keep Guantanamo military prison open
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order announcing his intent to keep the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay open, the White House announced Tuesday.
Politics Jan 11House OKs foreign surveillance program, sends bill to Senate
Legislation to renew the program that allows spy agencies to conduct surveillance on foreign targets abroad passed the House 256-164 and now heads to the Senate.
Nation Jan 09Trump orders intelligence agencies to develop rules for naming U.S. citizens in classified reports
The issue prompted a heated partisan debate after Republicans alleged that Obama administration officials improperly shared the identities of members of Trump's presidential transition team mentioned in intelligence reports.
World Nov 25Extremists go Hollywood to recruit ‘heroes’ in their ranks
The Islamic State is targeting Western recruits with videos suggesting they, too, can be heroes like Bruce Willis' character in "Die Hard."…