John Brennan, the CIA and National Security
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Academy Pours Oscar Nominations on Lincoln ()
“And the winner is…” or will be… one of nine films nominated today for this year’s Academy Award as best picture. They are: “Lincoln,” “Argo,” “Life of Pi,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” “Django Unchained,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Amour” “Les Miserable” and “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” We’ll get an assessment of what the Academy is up to.
Questions Abound as Chavez Starts New Term in Absentia ()
Hugo Chavez was supposed to be sworn in today for a; third term as President of Venezuela, but he’s languishing in a Cuban hospital and hasn’t been see in public for more than a month.
John Brennan, the CIA and National Security ()
John Brennan has been named to succeed David Petraeus as head of the CIA. Will the agency focus on gathering intelligence—its original mission—or continue launching drones for targeted killings? Will Brennan’s close relationship to the President enhance the CIA’s role in the conduct of foreign policy?
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