A week later, Kennedy called Neal. “Bobby told me that I should do what he needed me to do instead of what I wanted to do,” says Neal, who was asked to lead the prosecutions against corrupt labor union leaders. “I told him I didn’t have any trial experience. He told me, ‘That’s OK because I don’t have any experience being attorney general either.’ ” … [Read more...] about James Neal
Black voters' preference for Carter was also tested midway through the primary season when the candidate said he was against the government building low-income housing in middle-class areas of cities because "the ethnic purity of neighborhoods should be maintained." Carter apologized profusely ("I would sooner withdraw from the race then use racist appeals to win it"), but even Georgia Rep. Andrew Young, one of Carter's top black supporters, called the comment "a disaster.” (“Case of Two Jimmys and Ethnic Purity,” John Seigenthaler, The Tennessean, April 18, 1976.) … [Read more...] about 1976: Jimmy Carter begins his march
"She is a true intelligence professional who brings care, integrity and a commitment to the rule of law to her work every day," the letter said. Among the signatories were former CIA Directors John Brennan, Leon E. Panetta, Michael Hayden and George Tenet, as well as Michael Morell, who served twice as acting director. … [Read more...] about John McCain was tortured as a POW in Vietnam. Will he help sink CIA nominee implicated in torture program?
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McCain released a statement just hours after Haspel went before the Senate Intelligence Committee for her confirmation hearing. In her testimony, Haspel told lawmakers that she would not restart the agency’s defunct torture program if confirmed to head the CIA, but she repeatedly dodged questions about the morality of the program. … [Read more...] about John McCain Urges Senate To Reject Gina Haspel’s Nomination For CIA