WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Justice Department's controversial decision to seize phone records of Associated Press journalists was just one element in a sweeping U.S. government investigation into media leaks about a Yemen-based plot to bomb a U.S. airliner, government officials said on Wednesday. Full story
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. spy agencies believe the recent bellicose rhetoric from North Korea is mainly an effort by leader Kim Jong-un to demonstrate he is firmly in command, National Intelligence Director James Clapper said on Thursday. Full story
Conservatives are angered that CIA director John Brennan used a version of the Constitution with George Washington's annotations instead of the tradition Bible during his swearing in ceremony. That draft of the Constitution did not include the bill of rights. Full story
Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul filibustered the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA for nearly 13 hours. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell looks at some of the more interesting things the senator said while on the Senate floor.
Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and former RNC chair Michael Steele join Hardball to discuss the debate over filibuster reform, and to talk about Sen. Rand Paul’s attempt to filibuster John Brennan’s nomination to head the CIA.
The Cycle hosts talk about Sen. Rand Paul’s nearly 13-hour long filibuster over John Brennan’s CIA director nomination, then spin on the drone debate it sparked, as well as the fact that despite it all, Brennan was still confirmed.
Shares of JC Penney are down another 3.5 percent today, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson. Also, Sen. Rand Paul is staging an old-fashioned filibuster in an attempt to block the nomination of John Brennan for CIA director, with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and S...
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has been talking since 11:47 a.m. Wednesday to delay a confirmation vote for the President’s CIA nominee John Brennan. NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell reports.
John Brennan testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 11, 2013, before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwide threats.
National Intelligence Director James Clapper, left, accompanied by CIA Director John Brennan, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 11, 2013, before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwide threats.
John Brennan testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on his nomination to be the Director of the CIA, on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 7, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed