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Outed CIA Agent Valerie Plame Is Running for Congress by Driving Backwards

Outed CIA Agent Valerie Plame Is Running for Congress by Driving Backwards

Another former CIA officer is running for Congress. Valerie Plame, a former Central Intelligence Agency operative is running for Congress in New Mexico, and the new campaign ad she released on Monday quickly went viral on Twitter. Entitled “Undercover,” the 56-year-old mother of three drives shows off her CIA skills, impressively drives a Chevy amaro...

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The CIA’s Rising Profile in Politics

The CIA’s Rising Profile in Politics

Not since former CIA director George H.W. Bush was elected vice president in 1980 have former U.S. intelligence officers played such a prominent role in U.S. electoral politics. Three former CIA officers are now serving in Congress. Two newly-elected Democrats Abigail Spanberger of Virginia and Elissa Slotkin of Michigan, have joined incumbent Will Hurd, Republican...

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A Vote for Elissa Slotkin

Paul writes of former CIA officer turned Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin: This election cycle voters left the vilification and gridlock that has weakened this country. We need someone whoistalented and real. Elissa is very much the person who will see through the stupidity of the last years in Congress Elissa can and will choose to do...

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Elissa Slotkin for the Democratic Defense

Elissa Slotkin for the Democratic Defense

If Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez has a certain New York panache that drives conservatives batty, Rep. Elissa Slotkin does Midwestern Nice in a way that will irritate no one. And I mean that as a compliment. Slotkin, a former CIA officer and Pentagon policymaker, was just elected from Michigan’s 8th District,  a diverse swath of central...

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CIA Formers Fear ‘Ignorance and Psychosis’ in the White House

A surge of public activism by former CIA personnel is one of the most unexpected developments of the Trump presidency, and it is accelerating. Two former CIA officers—both Democrats, both women, both liberal—were elected to Congress on November 6. Abigail Spanberger, former operations officer, was elected in Virginia’s 7th District. Elissa Slotkin, former analyst, won...

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