Publication: The Washington Post

Senate bill would expand federal counter-drone powers, including at local ‘mass gatherings’

Michael Laris | The Washington Post | Source URL A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill Monday that would give the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security powers to act against drones deemed a threat, including those at large gatherings in local communities, if federal authorities are invited by […]

Gina Haspel, Trump’s pick for CIA director, tied to use of brutal interrogation measures

Greg Miller & Shane Harris | The Washington Post | Source URL | Blog Archive President Trump on Tuesday nominated CIA veteran Gina Haspel to be the spy agency’s next director, tapping a woman who spent multiple tours overseas and is respected by the workforce but is deeply tied to […]

Command and control: China’s Communist Party extends reach into foreign companies

BEIJING  — American and European companies involved in joint ventures with state-owned Chinese firms have been asked in recent months to give internal Communist Party cells an explicit role in decision-making, executives and business groups say. It is, they say, a worrying demand that threatens to put politics before profits, and […]

Was a spy’s Parkinson’s disease caused by a secret microwave weapon attack?

One of the first signs came at the keyboard. Mike Beck, a National Security Agency counterintelligence officer, could always bang out 60 words a minute. But in early 2006, Beck struggled to move his fingers at their usual typing speed. He had to hunt and peck. Soon after, a brain […]

Sexually active students must be reported to law enforcement or state officials, Ore. school district says

Travis M. Andrews Washington Post (Archive) Teachers and staff in the Salem-Keizer school district — which includes more than 40,000 students — were recently told that if they learn or merely suspect a student is sexually active, they must report it to law enforcement or state officials. According to Oregon law, anyone under 18 […]

Clinton campaign, DNC helped pay for work on dossier about Russia and Trump

Adam Entous, Devlin Barrett, Rosalind S. Helderman The Washington Post via The Seattle Times The dossier has become a lightning rod amid the intensifying investigations into the Trump campaign’s possible connections to Russia. The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) helped fund research that resulted in a […]