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Cheney's tortured facts

The former vice president offers misleading spin in defending CIA interrogation tactics.... Read more»

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Graphic: Torture is a global problem

Out of the 155 countries that have adopted the UN Convention Against Torture 79 are violating it, activists say.... Read more»

'Pro-troop' charity misleads donors, gives money to Tea Party

Move America Forward has collected millions to send care packages to U.S. troops. But its assets have been used to benefit political consulting firms and PACs, and its appeals often rely on images and stories borrowed without permission.... Read more»

Analysis

Maybe the world should just let Iraq split apart

If the experts are right, then what is happening in Iraq now seems to be the worst of both worlds: a Sunni-Shiite civil war and a de facto partition of the country.... Read more»

Did Obama declare terrorist threat 'gone'?

In an interview on Fox News, former Vice President Dick Cheney went too far with his claim that President Obama “has stated repeatedly the terrorist threat is gone.”... Read more»

Cheney's misguided missile attack

Dick Cheney says President Obama scrapped the Bush administration’s missile defense system in Europe “at the mere request” of Russian President Vladimir Putin. That’s false. ... Read more»

Factcheck: The NSA and Sept. 11

In defending the NSA’s sweeping collection of Americans’ phone call records, Obama administration officials have repeatedly pointed out how it could have helped thwart the 9/11 attacks: If only the surveillance program been in place before Sept. 11, 2001, U.S. authorities would have been able to identify one of the future hijackers who was living in San Diego.... Read more»1

Six facts lost in the IRS scandal

In the furious fallout from the revelation that the IRS flagged applications from conservative nonprofits for extra review because of their political activity, some points about the big picture — and big donors — have fallen through the cracks. Consider this our Top 6 list of need-to-know facts on social welfare nonprofits, also known as dark money groups because they don’t have to disclose their donors.... Read more»

Think again

Are journalists any less gullible than they were 10 years ago?

Instead of being a government watchdog and fact checking all the assertions politicians feed them, journalists have become prone to the lapdog tendencies of repeating what those in power say without questioning whether it’s true.... Read more»

The best, most damning reporting of the 9/11 era

ProPublica has gathered the seminal stories of the years after Sept. 11, the ones that reveal the reality about the attackers and how our government changed in the post-9/11 era.... Read more»

Think again

Remember Bush's vacation(s)

President Obama is under fire for any number of things, but the one that appears to excite reporters the most is his decision to take a few days' vacation.... Read more»

Factcheck: Cheney ad 'hasty' with quotes

Liz Cheney's group quotes U.S. military leaders out of context to attack President Obama's Afghanistan policy.... Read more»1

Smart v. Stupid

Prude Nation weighs Anthony’s Weiner

Anthony Weiner sexted with his pals and our collective head exploded. How embarrassing.... Read more»1

Comic: Osama bin Laden

Finding Osama

Osama bin Laden was found "hiding in plain sight" ... but how was he found? President Obama tells the tale.... Read more»

Role of torture in finding bin Laden: What we actually know

It’s a stretch at this point to draw conclusions about the role that so-called enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, played in producing useful intelligence leading to bin Laden. Here’s why.... Read more»

World class musical opens in Tucson

'Dazzling' Wicked proves why it's so popular

“Wicked: The Musical” is the imaginative backstory of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West and her friendship with good witch and fellow student, Glinda It's on its way to becoming the biggest money-maker in theatre history. As demonstrated opening night in Tucson at UA’s Centennial Hall, its success is well deserved.... Read more»1

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