Columnists Ruth Marcus and Michael Gerson discuss the week's news, including the release of memos detailing CIA interrogation methods and the possibility of the U.S. and Cuba holding new talks.
The Obama administration decided Thursday to make public a series of long-secret Bush-era memos detailing the legal justification for harsh interrogation tactics used on terrorism suspects. NPR's Ari Shapiro updates the story.
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A series of Bush-era Justice Department memos chronicling the legal justifications for harsh CIA interrogation tactics used on top terrorism suspects was released by the Obama administration Thursday.
The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant for Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir Wednesday for charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Colum Lynch of the Washington Post explains how the court's action may affect the conflict in Darfur.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy called for a nonpartisan "truth commission" to investigate the Bush administration's policies on interrogation of terror detainees. Kwame Holman reports.
In Monday's other news, the first Guantanamo Bay detainee was released under the Obama administration, and three U.S. soldiers and their interpreter were killed in Iraq.
Despite a dismal jobs report, the market rose as the Senate began debating the economic stimulus bill. California closed most of its government offices today due to its worsening budget shortfalls, forcing more than 200,000 state workers to stay home…
As CIA director nominee Leon Panetta undergoes Senate confirmation scrutiny, he faces the job of leading an intelligence agency that is changing course on interrogation tactics and other policies. A former CIA official and a reporter weigh in on the…
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Just hours after taking office, President Barack Obama ordered military prosecutors to halt all pending cases in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunals for 120 days, a clear shift from the policies of the Bush administration.
Attorney General nominee Eric Holder answered questions at his Senate confirmation hearing on wiretapping, defining torture, and his involvement in the Clinton Administration's controversial pardons. Analysts probe the major issues of Holder's hearing.
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