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Spychief Wants to Tap Into Cyberspace

Spychief Mike McConnell is drafting a plan to protect America’s cyberspace that will raise privacy issues and make the current debate over surveillance law look like “a walk in the park,” McConnell tells The New Yorker. “This is going to be a goat rope on the Hill. My prediction is that we’re going to screw around with this until something horrendous happens.”

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DNI Weighs in on Waterboarding

Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell said in a magazine interview that waterboarding “would be torture” if used against him or if someone under interrogation actually was taking water into his lungs. But McConnell declined for legal reasons to say whether the technique categorically should be considered torture. AP – Click here to view the… Keep Reading

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Sen. Hutchison On Defensive Over Border Fence Amendment

In an uncharacteristic display of public frustration with party colleagues, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison on Friday sharply criticized two Republican congressmen who had accused her of a stealth effort to derail the fence along the US-Mexico border.

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Congress May Track Threat Reduction More Closely

An omnibus federal funding bill that President Bush signed into law late last month includes provisions intended to allow Congress to more closely monitor progress in nuclear threat reduction efforts.

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FBI Wiretaps Dropped Due to Unpaid Bills

Telephone companies have cut off FBI wiretaps used to eavesdrop on suspected criminals because of the bureau’s repeated failures to pay phone bills on time. A Justice Department audit released Thursday blamed the lost connections on the FBI’s lax oversight of money used in undercover investigations. In one office alone, unpaid costs for wiretaps from… Keep Reading

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Lawmaker: Protect Presidential Hopefuls

All presidential candidates still in the race should have Secret Service protection because their diversity and the media attention they attract present terrorists "a potent, high-profile target to make a statement," a House chairman wrote Wednesday to Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff.

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White House Told to Answer E-Mail Query

A federal magistrate has ordered the White House to reveal whether copies of missing e-mail messages written from 2003 to 2005 during an investigation into the disclosure of the name of CIA operative are stored in computer backup files. NY Times – Click here to view the entire story. Keep Reading

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Ex-CIA Aide Won’t Testify on Tapes Without Immunity

A lawyer for Jose A. Rodriguez Jr., the former Central Intelligence Agency official who in 2005 ordered the destruction of videotapes of harsh interrogations of prisoners at a secret site overseas, has told Congress that Mr. Rodriguez will not testify about the tapes without a grant of immunity, a person familiar with the discussions said Wednesday.

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