Brennan Questioned

CIA nominee grilled on detainees, drone strikes
John Brennan / AP

White House counterterrorism director John Brennan came under intense questioning on Thursday by the Senate Intelligence Committee over his views on interrogating terrorists and drone strikes against them.

Nuke Plan Hurting Hagel

Senators with home-state strategic bases voice concerns on Hagel’s Global Zero anti-nuclear views
AP

A new front is opening in the Senate confirmation fight over former Sen. Chuck Hagel as senators from states with nuclear bases are questioning the defense secretary nominee’s role in the Global Zero commission that advocates eliminating all nuclear weapons and making unilateral strategic arms cuts.

The Talking Point Tiff

DNI changed CIA talking points to omit terror links
James Clapper / AP

The office of director of national intelligence James Clapper changed the CIA’s draft talking points on the Sept. 11 Benghazi terrorist attack to omit references to al Qaeda as being linked to the attack, according to a U.S. official.

White House Changed CIA Talking Points

Hill intel leaders confirm CIA guidance on Benghazi attack deleted terror references
AP

Senior Republican members of Congress confirmed Sunday that the Obama administration changed CIA guidance to the senior official that had identified the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi as an al Qaeda attack.

Sex, Lies, and Benghazi

Focus of probe into Benghazi, Petraeus resignation shifts to Capitol Hill
AP

Senior intelligence officials and the FBI’s deputy director will face tough questioning Thursday from House and Senate intelligence committee members upset over the Obama administration’s mishandling of the Sept. 11 terror attack in Benghazi.