Clap On, Clap Off: Senate Set to Approve New National Intelligence Head, Lose Chance to Force Real Reform

By: Wednesday August 4, 2010 7:33 am

So, after a last minute dance with three Republican holds, James Clapper is poised to be confirmed as Director of National Intelligence. As I noted before, this means someone most Senators either have or have had concerns about will be approved by big numbers to head our intelligence community.

Nancy Pelosi: How Dare the Administration Say they Would Veto Intelligence Reform?

By: Tuesday July 27, 2010 6:45 am

In a an interview with me on intelligence reform on Saturday, Speaker Pelosi suggested that the White House should either accept real reform of the oversight function–including some version of House amendments on GAO review of intelligence programs and expanded intelligence briefing beyond the Gang of Four–or accept full responsibility if anything goes wrong with [...]

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