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REUTERS/Yuri Gripas - U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) (C) talks to reporters as she walks to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill, in Washington December 9, 2014. The CIA used sexual threats, waterboarding and other harsh methods to interrogate terrorism suspects and all were ineffective at eliciting critical information, according to a U.S. Senate report due to be released on Tuesday.

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Americans Have Taken Ownership of the CIA's Interrogation Program

December 17, 2014, William A. Galston

In the past week, several of the country’s most respected public opinion polls have probed public attitudes about the CIA program and have obtained virtually identical results. In this post, William Galston examines public opinion of the CIA's interrogation program, and what it means for our elected officials in the future. 

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