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Former Vice President Dick Cheney.

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

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

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»

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»

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»

Former Vice President Dick Cheney.

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»

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

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»

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»

Ground zero on Sept. 17, 2001.

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»

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»

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

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

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

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»

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