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6 months post-Benghazi, Obama taps new Libya envoy

President Barack Obama nominated a new ambassador to Libya on Wednesday, filling a post that has been vacant since Chris Stevens was killed in the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack and signaling the United States' commitment to the North African country as it undergoes a perilous transition from decades of dictatorship.

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 01:57pm EDT

US citing security to censor more public records

US citing national security in censoring public records more than ever since Obama's election

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 03:28am EDT

After filibuster, Senate confirms Brennan for CIA

Senate confirms Brennan as CIA director after Paul filibuster, White House statement on drones

Friday - 03/08/2013, 03:44am EST

Senator ends long floor speech blocking CIA pick

Kentucky senator ends lengthy speech blocking Obama's nominee to lead CIA

Thursday - 03/07/2013, 03:46am EST

McCain, Graham warn on CIA nominee vote

McCain, Graham say they want answers from Obama administration, oppose CIA chief until then

Monday - 03/04/2013, 11:18am EST

Intel committee to vote next week on CIA nominee

Leaders of Senate Intelligence Committee say panel set to vote next week on Brennan nomination

Friday - 03/01/2013, 04:36am EST

Senate panel likely to vote this week on CIA pick

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee says she expects the panel to vote later this week on the nomination of John Brennan to be director of the CIA.

Monday - 02/25/2013, 08:10pm EST

Correction: Brennan-CIA story

Correction: Brennan-CIA story

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 07:19pm EST

Senator vows to delay Obama's nominees over Libya

Sen. Graham threatens to delay Obama's nominees for defense, CIA because of Libya attack

Monday - 02/11/2013, 12:56pm EST

Obama salutes Panetta as he prepares to retire

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said farewell to the U.S. military Friday, capping a venerated public service career that spanned four decades calling it "the honor of my life."

Sunday - 02/10/2013, 10:08am EST

Lawmakers consider regulating drone strikes

CIA nominee Brennan defends drone strikes, says he doesn't know if waterboarding is effective

Friday - 02/08/2013, 05:00pm EST

Brennan defends drone strikes, even on Americans

CIA nominee Brennan defends drone strikes, says he doesn't know if waterboarding is effective

Friday - 02/08/2013, 04:04am EST

Brennan's CIA bid chance to strike back at critics

Brennan's second bid to lead CIA offers a chance to strike back at critics and defend drones

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 09:56pm EST

Congress considers putting limits on drone strikes

Uncomfortable with the Obama administration's use of deadly drones, a growing number in Congress is looking to limit America's authority to kill suspected terrorists, even U.S. citizens.

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 08:12am EST

Ex-CIA man Kiriakou gets 2 1/2 years for leaks

A 14-year CIA veteran was sentenced to more than two years in prison Friday for leaking a covert officer's identity to a reporter.

Friday - 01/25/2013, 01:02pm EST

Obama officially signs Cabinet nominations

Minutes after his inauguration speech Monday, President Barack Obama signed documents officially submitting top administration nominations to the Senate.

Monday - 01/21/2013, 03:10pm EST

GOP senator threatens delay on CIA nomination

President Barack Obama's choice of John Brennan to be the next CIA director hit a snag Tuesday as a Republican senator threatened to delay the nomination until the Obama administration provides answers on the deadly assault in Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

Tuesday - 01/08/2013, 05:39pm EST

Intelligence agencies faulted for Libya fallout

A Senate report found that changes made by intelligence agencies were the origin of confusing explanations after the attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya.

Tuesday - 01/01/2013, 03:08am EST

Congress tightens belt, trims spy budget for 2013

House lawmakers voted Monday 373-29 in favor of a Senate-passed bill to slightly boost the president's $72 billion budget request for intelligence agencies, which is still less than last year's $80 billion budget.

Tuesday - 01/01/2013, 03:07am EST

What federal applicants should know about polygraph tests

More and more Americans reported last year to having to submit to a polygraph examination in the quest of a coveted security clearance for federal employment or to keep a federal job. But unless you are like George Washington and you "cannot tell a lie" about cutting down the cherry tree, this controversial method could leave you rattled and unaware that you might have incriminated yourself during the process.

Tuesday - 12/11/2012, 03:31pm EST
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