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  1. Cheney Endorses Haspel and a Return to TortureOnce again, Dick Cheney fires on a friend.
  2. John McCain Urges Senate to Reject Gina Haspel for CIA DirectorThe Arizona senator, who is home battling brain cancer, said, “Her refusal to acknowledge torture’s immorality is disqualifying.”
  3. CIA Nominee Gina Haspel Won’t Say If Torture Is ImmoralTrump’s nominee to head the spy agency promised to follow her “moral compass,” but she resisted attempts to have to define it.
  4. Gina Haspel Promises Not to Reinstate Torture If Confirmed As CIA DirectorDuring Wednesday’s hearing, she’ll pledge not to restore the “detention and interrogation program” she previously participated in.
  5. trump administration
    Haspel Nearly Walked Away From CIA Director NominationShe reportedly had to be convinced to stay after worrying she’d be “the next Ronny Jackson” amid scrutiny of her role in the CIA’s torture program.
  6. Gina Haspel Actually Did Not Supervise CIA’s Most Notorious Use of WaterboardingNew reporting shows Gina Haspel was not at a black site when Abu Zubaydah was waterboarded 83 times. But there are other issues with her record.
  7. Trump’s Choice to Lead CIA Oversaw ‘Black Site’ Interrogation ProgramGina Haspel reportedly oversaw the waterboarding of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri and the destruction of interrogation tapes.
  8. crime
    Parents Who Kept 13 Children Captive Facing Life in PrisonProsecutors filed charges, and new details of the siblings’ horrifying ordeal emerged.
  9. Trump Cites Brutal, Bigoted Myth of Gen. Pershing Murdering MuslimsTrump’s response to breaking news of a possible terrorist attack in Spain is to endorse a false tale of U.S. torture and religious insults.
  10. war on terror
    White House Backing Down on Renewed Use of Torture, Black SitesThey still intend to expand the use of the prison at Guantánamo Bay, however.
  11. Will McCain Sue Trump for Trying to Bring Back Torture?It could be a test of the willingness of both Congress and the courts to restrain the new president.
  12. system 1 and system 2
    The ‘Ticking Time Bomb’ Is Brilliant Psychological ManipulationIf someone’s trying to get you to make a decision from a place of urgent fear, you should ask yourself why.
  13. trump transition
    John McCain Warns Trump Not to Bring Back TortureMike Pence responded, “We’re going to have a president who will never say what we’ll never do.”
  14. Hillary Clinton Shouldn’t Tout Endorsements From Neocons Who Defend TortureEx-CIA director Michael Morell thinks torture is effective and that the U.S. should covertly kill Russian soldiers. Clinton welcomes his endorsement.
  15. Donald Trump Thinks America Must Commit War Crimes As a Matter of PrinciplePolling suggests Trump’s support for war crimes isn’t a political winner, but the presumptive GOP nominee says America must do “unthinkable” things to ISIS, regardless.
  16. Mexican Women Are Being Sexually TorturedMexican authorities are using it to force confessions, according to Amnesty International.
  17. crimes and misdemeanors
    Justice Department Won’t Block Lawsuit Over CIA Torture ProgramIn an unprecedented move, the department is not invoking state secrets to prevent the case from proceeding.
  18. Babysitter Charged With Torturing Staten Island Toddler to DeathAnthony Delgado was 16 months old.
  19. today in donald trump
    Donald Trump Cites Bullets Dipped in Pigs’ Blood as Terrorism DeterrentHe was referencing a chain email hoax that started after 9/11.
  20. early and often
    Rubio Won’t Reveal His Position on Waterboarding HillaryHe keeps dodging on this important campaign issue.
  21. torture
    Trump Champions Waterboarding, and WorseIt’s still not clear what other forms of torture Trump would like to bring back.
  22. guantanamo
    Report Highlights All the Unknowns About CIA Torture That Still RemainAnd the Senate debates banning torture once and for all.
  23. hillary 2016?
    Hillary Clinton Finally Says She Isn’t Down With Torture Finally.
  24. politics
    Dick Cheney Simply Does Not Care That the CIA Tortured Innocent People“I have no problem as long as we achieve our objective.”
  25. the national interest
    Why Do Republicans Defend Torture? The allegation that the Bush administration used torture had gone from outrageous smear to tired news without ever having passed through the stage of acceptable topic of discussion.
  26. the national circus
    Frank Rich on the National Circus: America Is Still in Denial About TortureWhat does it mean to be a “nation of laws” if those laws are not applied to people in power?
  27. trolls
    Rep. Peter King Says Torture Wasn’t That Bad“We’re talking about people being made to stand in awkward positions, have water put into their nose and into their mouth.”
  28. terrorble
    Fox News Host: ‘America Is Awesome,’ So Let’s Stop Talking About TortureObama just wants to distract us from real problems, like the IRS scandal and Benghazi.
  29. torture
    Meet the Psychologists Who Helped the CIA TortureTwo psychologists who knew nothing about Al Qaeda ended up playing a huge role in designing the CIA’s torture-friendly interrogation program.
  30. enhanced interrogation
    5 Appalling Takeaways From the Senate’s CIA Torture ReportThe “enhanced interrogation techniques” were cruel and useless.
  31. enhanced interrogation
    The Senate Torture Report Is Probably Coming Out Today [Updated]And officials are a little bit worried.
  32. shade
    Pope Francis Shades U.S. Over Prisons, Torture“A sentence of life is a hidden death penalty,” he said.
  33. Barack Obama: ‘We Tortured Some Folks’The president’s favorite warm-and-fuzzy collective noun meets the CIA’s enhanced interrogation program. 
  34. america’s sweetheart
    Palin: Waterboarding: How We Baptize TerroristsAnd other insane nonsense from the carnival barker.
  35. torture
    Even Cheney Fans Think It’s Too Soon to Laugh About WaterboardingA roast of the former VP got pretty dark.
  36. zero dark thirty
    Senators Suddenly Lose Interest in Zero Dark ThirtyBut surely it has nothing to do with the film failing to win an Oscar.
  37. early and awkward
    John McCain Jokes About Waterboarding John KerryTorture is offensive … and hilarious!
  38. controversy
    Kathryn Bigelow Pens Op-Ed Defending Zero Dark Thirty’s Torture Use“Those of us who work in the arts know that depiction is not endorsement.”
  39. the oscars
    Sony Head Responds to Zero Dark Thirty Torture Criticism Now that Oscar voters are involved.
  40. crimes and misdemeanors
    Bradley Manning Awarded 112-Day Discount on Potential Prison TimeA judge ruled that his pretrial punishment was “more rigorous than necessary.”
  41. zero dark thirty
    Senators Blast Zero Dark Thirty Torture SceneMcCain’s no fan of torture, plus he’s a huge Les Miz fan.
  42. torture porn
    The Zero Dark Thirty Torture Debate Kept Going This WeekThe issue of whether the film condones torture is far from settled.
  43. zero dark thirty
    Edelstein on Hardball: Zero Dark Thirty Torture“I don’t think friendly interrogation frankly is quite as cinematic.”
  44. The Real-Life Zero Dark Thirty Heroine Is Having a Tough Time at WorkEven though she helped nab bin Laden.
  45. Does Zero Dark Thirty Endorse Torture?A debate mounts over the Oscar front-runner’s portrayal of the search for bin Laden.
  46. torture
    Jason Clarke Asked to Be Waterboarded to Prepare for Zero Dark ThirtyIt was his idea.
  47. torture
    Delaware Doctor Arrested for Allegedly Waterboarding DaughterHe’s a pediatrician.
  48. international intrigue
    Afghanistan Has Some Room for Improvement on Human RightsPrisoners have it rough there.
  49. spreading santorum
    Rick Santorum: John McCain ‘Doesn’t Understand How Enhanced Interrogation Works’You’d have to be TORTURED to understand it really, see?
  50. revolt like an egyptian
    Video of Bruises and Rope Marks on Bahraini Protester Who Died in Police CustodyDisturbing footage.
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