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Dec 8, 2014, 8:00pm EST
  • December 12, 2014

    Ron Wyden's point-by-point smackdown of the CIA's defense of torture

    A pretty thorough demolition of an op-ed by former CIA directors defending the Agency's torture regime tell us a lot about the Senate torture report's value.

  • December 11, 2014

    Obama’s CIA chief won’t rule out torture in the future

    CIA director John Brennan left open the possibility that the CIA could return to torturing people in the future, if they were given permission.

  • December 11, 2014

    Feinstein live-tweeted a devastating takedown of the CIA director's defense of torture

    CIA director John Brennan made terrible excuses for torture during a December 11 press conference. The lead force behind the Senate report is tearing them apart on Twitter in real time.

  • December 11, 2014

    Torture is a culture. Releasing the Senate report is a way of fighting it.

    Here's why releasing the Senate torture report is a big win — even if there are no prosecutions.

  • December 11, 2014

    Torture is illegal. Americans tortured. Why isn't anyone being prosecuted?

    The types of possible prosecutions, and why they aren't happening.

  • December 9, 2014

    How the CIA misled the public on its torture program, in one chart

    The CIA underreported the extent of its program.

  • December 9, 2014

    Map: The CIA's global network of secret torture centers

    It wasn't just Guantanamo Bay.

  • December 9, 2014

    The Senate report proves once and for all that torture didn't lead us to Osama bin Laden

    The Senate Intelligence torture report blows the theory that torture caught bin Laden out of the water.

  • December 9, 2014

    It doesn’t matter if torture worked. It’s still wrong.

    Why there is no place for torture in a free society.

  • December 9, 2014

    Map: The 54 countries that helped the CIA with its torture-linked rendition program

    The agency's torture program was even bigger than the Senate report suggests.

  • December 9, 2014

    The CIA mistakenly tortured its own informants

    The informants were trying to provide intelligence before they were detained.

  • December 9, 2014

    This stunning fact from the torture report shows how badly the CIA failed

    Torture resulted in fabricated information that was used to detain more people.

  • December 9, 2014

    Even President Bush showed "discomfort" when he saw CIA torture in action

    The former president approved and defended the policies anyway.

  • December 9, 2014

    The disastrous flaw at the heart of the CIA's torture program

    The CIA torture program was designed from the beginning to fail.

  • December 9, 2014

    16 absolutely outrageous abuses detailed in the CIA torture report

    Interrogators waterboarded one detainee at least 183 times.

  • December 9, 2014

    This is the single most damning sentence about the CIA's torture policy

    An absolutely devastating detail from the new Senate report on torture.

  • December 9, 2014

    The CIA torture report, summed up in four brutal sentences

    Thousands of pages and years of investigation all boil down into four lines.

  • December 9, 2014

    The huge new Senate report on CIA torture, explained

    The report looks at what the CIA did during the Bush administration — and what the results were.

  • December 9, 2014

    READ: The just-released Senate report investigating CIA torture

    The report's executive summary is embedded here.

  • December 8, 2014

    The US used to torture people. We're about to learn just how bad it got.

    Plus, updates on Congress's spending bill drama and the botched special forces raid in Yemen.

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