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Do The Positions of Obama's FBI Nominee Deserve More Scrutiny?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The legality of waterboarding, the role of state-sponsored surveillance and the importance of whistle-blowers—those were just a few of the major questions thrown at James Comey before a Senate Judiciary Committee. Comey is President Obama's pick to lead the FBI. Former FBI Agent and Division Counsel Coleen Rowley thinks some of Comey's past positions deserve more scrutiny. 

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The Takeaway

Report Provides Details of Bin Laden's Life on the Run, House G.O.P. Holds Closed-Door Meeting to Discuss Immigration, Should the U.S. Be Doing More in Egypt?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Report Provides Details of Bin Laden's Life on the Run | House G.O.P. Holds Closed-Door Meeting to Discuss Immigration | Should the U.S. Be Doing More in Egypt? | The Super-Rich Look to Cultivate the Serengeti of Montana | Introducing Air-Purifying Pavement | Do The Positions of Obama's FBI Nominee Deserve ...

The Brian Lehrer Show

Inside Counterterrorism

Monday, June 24, 2013

Philip Mudd, former deputy director of the Counterterrorism Center at the CIA and of the national security branch of the FBI, current research fellow at the New America Foundation and the author of Takedown: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda, talks about how the White House, the State Department and the national security agencies worked together.

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WNYC News

FBI Releases New Footage of 2008 Times Square Bombing

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The FBI released new video on Tuesday of the bike-riding bomber who set off an explosion at the armed forces recruiting center in Times Square in 2008.

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WNYC News

FBI: NSA Surveillance Helped Stop 2 NYC Terror Plots

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The NSA's controversial surveillance programs are being credited with helping to stop two separate terror plots in New York City, government officials testified on Tuesday.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The NSA Has Your Selfies Edition

Saturday, June 15, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the oversight of the National Security Agency’s secret intelligence-gathering efforts. Plus, they talk about a New York Times photo tour of Beastie Boy Mike D’s new home in Brooklyn—a piece that incited a rousing email debate within the Slate office.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Swab My Cheek Edition

Saturday, June 08, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the new revelations about the National Security Agency’s domestic spying program, and the Supreme Court’s ruling that upholds routine collection of DNA samples from criminal suspects.

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The Takeaway

Obama to Nominate James Comey to Lead F.B.I.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

There seems to be little doubt that President Obama will nominate former Justice Department official James Comey to lead the F.B.I. There has been no official announcement from the White House about Comey's nomination, but NPR broke the news after talking with sources who apparently have knowledge of the search to replace the current director, Robert Mueller. Ronald Kesslerauthor of The New York Times bestseller, "The Secrets of the F.B.I.," explains what this nomination means.

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The Takeaway

Boston Bombing: Was There an Intelligence System Failure?

Friday, April 26, 2013

Tim Weiner, author of "Enemies: A History of the FBI" and "Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA" explains how terrorist threats are identified, and how information is, or is not shared across federal agencies.

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The Takeaway

Congress Questions Actions of FBI and CIA on Handling of Tsarnaev Case

Friday, April 26, 2013

Congress now wants to know why the FBI did not pursue further investigation of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the Boston bombing suspect killed last week. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich walks us through how Congress is digesting the Boston attacks, and what that might mean for security policy.

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WNYC News

FBI Fails to Flag Boston Suspect

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Federal Bureau of Investigation interviewed Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing, and his family in 2011. The bureau then gave him the all clear. 

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The Takeaway

The Scene from MIT -- and Listener Messages for Boston

Friday, April 19, 2013

Along with most of Boston, the MIT campus is on lockdown this morning after the death of campus police officer Sean Collier in a shootout with the Boston bombing suspects last night. An MIT student and professor describe the shifting emotions they've experienced this week as this story's developed.

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WNYC News

FBI Agent Testifies at Liu Campaign Fraud Trial

Thursday, April 18, 2013

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As treasurer for the John Liu campaign, defendant Jia "Jenny" Hou was trained to comply with New York City's Campaign Finance Board's rules - rules she's accused of breaking.

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WNYC News

FBI Releases Images of Suspects in Boston Marathon Bombing

Thursday, April 18, 2013

After a wave of wrong pictures circulated online and made to the front page of the New York Post, the FBI has released photos of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. The agency is asking for the public's help in identifying them.

 

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WNYC News

FBI Nabs NY Sen. Smith and Councilman Halloran in Plot to Rig Mayor's Race

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says in a statement that Smith "tried to bribe his way" into a shot at the New York City mayoral race: “The show-me-the-money culture seems to pervade every level of New York government,” he said.

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New Jersey News

Senator Menendez Returns to DC Amidst Ethics Review

Sunday, February 03, 2013

New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez heads back to Washington Monday as questions over his relationship with Dr. Salomon Melgen, a long time friend and major campaign donor from Florida, continue to attract scrutiny.

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On The Media

The FBI's "Hatching and Financing" of Terrorist Plots

Friday, February 01, 2013

Since 9/11, the FBI has stepped up its reliance on sting operations to catch potential terrorists before they strike. But in the process, says journalist Trevor Aaronson, the agency has ended up "hatching and financing more terrorist plots in the United States than any other group." Bob talks with Aaronson about his new book, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism

 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism

Friday, February 01, 2013

Trevor Aaronson talks about his investigation into how the FBI has, under the guise of engaging in counterterrorism since 9/11, built a network of more than 15,000 informants whose primary purpose is to infiltrate Muslim communities to create and facilitate phony terrorist plots so that the Bureau can then claim it is winning the war on terror. The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism reveals information about the FBI's paid informants and documents the methods the FBI uses to ensnare Muslims in terrorist plots.

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It's A Free Country ®

5 Things We Learned From Obama’s First-in-Five-Months Press Conference

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Until Wednesday, President Obama hadn't faced questions from a room full of reporters since June. What did they want to know?

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WNYC News

Suspect Targets Federal Reserve in Foiled Terror Plot

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Queens man was arrested Wednesday after he attempted to bomb the New York Federal Reserve bank in Lower Manhattan on behalf of al-Qaeda, authorities said.

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