Jason Leopold: The Republican War Against ACORN

Column – Jason Leopold

In recent days, The Washington Post, The New York Times and other major news outlets have recounted the “troubled” history of the poor people’s advocacy group ACORN, but left out the five-year anti-ACORN campaign led by White House adviser Karl Rove …
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Zubaydah’s Torture Preceded Yoo’s Torture Memo

Column – Jason Leopold

Bush administration officials have led the public to believe that Abu Zubaydah, the first high-value detainee captured after 9/11, was a senior al-Qaeda leader, who was subjected to waterboarding and other torture techniques after the Justice …
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CIA to Continue to Withhold Torture Documents

Column – Jason Leopold

The CIA said in court papers late Monday that it intends to withhold hundreds of pages of documents related to the Bush administration’s torture and detention policies on grounds that disclosing the information will threaten national security.
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International Tribunal Takes Up Rendition, Torture

Column – Jason Leopold

A week after the Justice Department released documents that described in extraordinary detail the CIA’s top secret rendition program, an international human rights tribunal has agreed to take up the case of a German citizen who was “rendered” to a CIA black …
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