ACLU: Senators Should Use Brennan Hearing To Probe Targeted Killings

Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee should use Thursday’s confirmation hearing of John Brennan to be director of the CIA as a means to get more detailed information on the Obama administration’s policies of targeted killings of suspected terrorists, a leading civil liberties group urges. These issues, raised anew by … Continue reading

Romney’s Charge That ‘Any President’ Would Have Killed bin Laden False, Former White House Adviser Says

A former White House adviser during the Clinton administration is striking back at Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s assertion that “any president would have done” the operation President Obama ordered last year which resulted in the death of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden. The former Massachusetts governor last month argued: … Continue reading

How Much Will $31.50 Buy?: Administration Officials, Lawmakers To Experience Food Stamps

What if you had just $31.50 to spend for a week’s worth of groceries? That’s the average allotment to those who receive federal assistance through Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), the program formerly known as Food Stamps. Top Obama administration officials, including senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, several members … Continue reading