Stories by Jason Leopold

Jason Leopold is lead investigative reporter of Truthout. He is the author of the Los Angeles Times bestseller, News Junkie, a memoir. Visit for a preview. His most recent investigative report, "From Hopeful Immigrant to FBI Informant: The Inside Story of the Other Abu Zubaidah," is now available as an ebook. Follow Jason on Twitter: @JasonLeopold. subscribe to Jason Leopold's feed

Posted on: Apr 22, 2013, Source: Truthout

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

Posted on: Oct 23, 2012, Source:

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

Posted on: Sep 12, 2011, Source:

Whistleblower says he was told to stop tracking Bin Laden and suspected al-Qaeda terrorists in the months prior to 9/11.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2011, Source:

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.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2011, Source:

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

Posted on: Dec 2, 2010, Source:

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.

Posted on: Jul 6, 2010, Source:

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.

Posted on: May 30, 2010, Source:

BP is a convicted serial environmental criminal. Why is there no criminal investigation?

Posted on: Mar 22, 2010, Source:

Following months of relentless attacks by Republicans over a manufactured scandal, the poor people's advocacy group has announced that it will permanently shut its doors.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2010, Source:

Despite this latest disturbing revelation, Yoo’s culpability in Bush administration abuses has been deemed "poor judgment," not a violation of "professional standards."

Posted on: Aug 26, 2009, Source:

In a craven attempt to keep CIA abuses under wraps, nine senators wrote to the attorney general warning him not to appoint a special prosecutor.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2009, Source:

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

Posted on: Mar 19, 2009, Source:

Yoo has no regrets about the controversial legal opinions he wrote for the White House, giving Bush unfettered power in the aftermath of 9/11.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2009, Source:

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

Posted on: Jan 25, 2009, Source: Consortium News

To the surprise of progressives and anger of the GOP, leading Dems support investigations.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2008, Source: Consortium News

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

Posted on: Jul 6, 2008, Source: Consortium News

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.

Posted on: May 14, 2008, Source: Consortium News

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

Posted on: Feb 19, 2008, Source: Consortium News

Seems this administration will do anything to defend cruel, inhuman treatment.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2006, Source: 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.