Jason Leopold

Jason Leopold

Investigative Reporter

I'm senior investigative reporter for BuzzFeed News. My weapon: FOIA. PGP fingerprint 46DB 0712 284B 8C6E 40FF 7A1B D3CD 5720 694B 16F0.

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Death Threats, a Fired Bullet and Cold Cells: Hear Guantanamo Horror Stories as Mass Hunger Strike Continues

Guantanamo prisoners provide new details on the hellish prison camp to lawyers as a mass hunger strike continues.

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How an Innocent 26-Year-Old Got Sold Into Guantanamo Hell for a ...

He was just a man, one of hundreds - thousands perhaps - who was in the wrong place at the wrong time after 9/11.

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Bible-Based Ethics Program For Nuclear Missile Officers Quashed ...

A mandatory ethics class for Air Force missile officers, shot through with biblical justifications for war, was suspended after two decades as the result of this report.

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BP's Culture of Cost-Cutting Isn't Just in the Gulf: Danger Looms in ...

Explosive allegations leveled by managers reveal that severe cost-cutting efforts could put the integrity of an 800-mile Trans Alaska Pipeline System at risk.

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Bush Operative Pushes Voter-ID Law | Alternet

Mark “Thor†Hearne is working to enact an amendment that may suppress the vote in the key battleground state of Missouri this November.

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Bush's '16 Words' Were False | Alternet

A newly declassified State Department memo provides the first hard evidence that the Bush administration manipulated and ignored intelligence in their thirst for war.

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CIA Confirms 12 of 92 Videotapes Destroyed Showed Prisoners ...

ACLU: "This new information underscores the need for full and immediate disclosure of the CIA's illegal interrogation methods."

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CIA Leak Scandal Goes to the Top | Alternet

Bush administration officials reveal that the Vice President spearheaded the White House's efforts to discredit Joseph Wilson.

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CIA Psychologist's Notes Reveal True Purpose Behind Bush's ...

One of the architects of the government's top-secret torture program said detainees were brutalized -- and not just to obtain intelligence.

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Guantanamo Prison's True Secret: 'House of Cards' of Evidence ...

A conversation between journalist Jason Leopold and Andy Worthington, the author of "The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison."

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Health-Care Crisis Endangers Economy | Alternet

A new report urges policymakers to find a solution to the health-care crisis; long-term fiscal problems may develop if the issue is not addressed.

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McCain Adopts Cheney's Energy Plan | Alternet

Once considered an ally of environmental groups, McCain now has a plan drafted by industry execs pushing more drilling and nuclear power.

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Obama Administration Authorizes CIA to Kill U.S. Citizen | Alternet

The White House has taken the unprecedented step of authorizing the CIA to kill a U.S. citizen suspected of having ties to the Christmas Day bomber.

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Reagan's DOJ Prosecuted Texas Sheriff for Waterboarding ...

Ignoring the 1983 case is just one of the flagrant violations committed by Bush lawyers who crafted the newly released "torture memos."

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Revealed: DoD 'Waterboarded' Guantanamo Bay Prisoners with ...

The Defense Department forced all "war on terror" detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison to take a high dosage of a controversial antimalarial drug, mefloquine.