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Leon Edward Panetta (born June 28, 1938) is the 23rd and current United States Secretary of Defense, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama since 2011. Prior to taking office, he served as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. An Italian-American Democratic politician, lawyer, and professor, Panetta served as President Bill Clinton's White House Chief of Staff from 1994 to 1997, Director of the Office of Management and Budget from 1993–1994, and was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1977 to 1993. He is the founder of the Panetta Institute for Public Policy, served as Distinguished Scholar to Chancellor Charles B. Reed of the California State University System and professor of public policy at Santa Clara University.


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Monterey >> The 21st season of the Leon Panetta Lecture Series is set to begin next week with a newly renovated venue and a lineup of experts ready to talk about the issues facing the country and the world. The theme of this year's series is "2018 -- Is the American Dream Alive and Well?" and begins ...
Leon Panetta, former Secretary of Defense and CIA director during the Obama administration, says in the fallout over White House staff secretary Rob Porter's resignation, the issue of proper security clearances lacking for many West Wing aides is a "real problem" that is creating "risks" for the Trump White ...
Leon Panetta to present at P.G. annual luncheon. Former Secretary of Defense and CIA director Leon Panetta will present the awards at the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce's 97th Annual Luncheon. (Photo provided by P.G. Chamber of commerce). By Carly Mayberry, Monterey Herald.
Former CIA Director Leon Panetta said that the release of a controversial memo which Republicans claim shows the FBI's investigation into Trump officials was biased has provoked a "constitutional crisis." Speaking to CBS News' Jeff Pegues on Saturday, Panetta, who served as CIA director under ...
Leon Panetta, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, sat down with CBS News Friday to discuss the release of the memo by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee. The memo details surveillance practices levied against former Trump campaign official Carter Page. "I've been in ...

Former CIA director Leon Panetta said Thursday that President Trump · Donald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: 'We have a Napoleon in the making' MORE risks a ...
Kelly Ayotte will discuss the economy and the American dream during the first forum of the 2018 Leon Panetta Lecture Series. Chris Dodd will participate in the first ... The line-up includes the four following forums with former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta moderating. All will take place at the Monterey ...
Panetta: Schwarzenegger, Calif. Dems must work together. Panetta: Schwarzenegger, Calif. Dems must work together. Pacific Grove, CA - Former Monterey Bay Area Congressman and White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta joins KAZU's Ben Adler on Morning Edition to discuss the impact of the Nov. 8 special election ...
Leon Panetta served as Secretary of Defense from 2011 to 2013, is chairman of The Panetta Institute for Public Policy. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. (CNN) The president of the United States recently made a vulgar and disparaging remark about immigrants to ...
Updated at 7:37 p.m. ET President Trump is denying reports, from NPR and other news outlets, that in a Thursday meeting at the White House he disparaged African nations as "shithole countries" and questioned why the United States would admit immigrants from them and other nations, like Haiti. Trump told lawmakers ...
#Popcorn Moment: Leon Panetta Says Obama Should Have Done More in Iran in 2009. Katz: "President Obama's views on foreign policy were a disaster, and we're living it." Tony Katz and The Morning News. Jan. 04, 2018. Share. Leon Panetta, the former Chief of Staff to Bill Clinton and former Defense Secretary and CIA ...
Speier also discussed her bipartisan legislation to crack down on sexual misconduct in Congress following the resignations of lawmakers Trent Franks, John Conyers and Al Franken. Former CIA Director Leon Panetta joins us for a perspective on international flashpoints. We reflect on Mayor Ed Lee's four ...
President Trump is pushing back on reports that his White House is in chaos. Vanity Fair reported Wednesday that people close to Trump say he is "unstable" and "unraveling." Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson gets some perspective on the Trump White House from Leon Panetta, who served as White House ...
Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is urging Congress to permanently protect the hundreds of thousands of people known as "dreamers" who are protected from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. "Our nation's first line of defense is our people. Dreamers are part of ...
There is a great deal of attention in Washington these days over how best to stop leaks. In my over 50 years of public service, it is fair to say that every president I served under was angered and frustrated by leaks. When I became chief of staff to President Clinton, one of his first orders he gave me was "to ...

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Leon Panetta, chief of staff for President Bill Clinton, and former Secretary of Defense and Director of the CIA under President Obama. He talks about the pressures on White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, and his experience of managing a White House while under ...
"Defendant Mattis, President Trump and the president's close Advisors have expressed extreme hostility towards Secretary (Leon) Panetta's January 2013 announcement that women would be allowed to serve in some or all combat units," the filing stated, specifically pointing to a tweet from Trump in 2013 ...
The case is an updated version of the plaintiffs' 2012 lawsuit in San Francisco challenging a 1994 Defense Department policy that excluded women from all 238,000 positions in combat units in every military branch. Two months later, in January 2013, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced an end to ...
Panetta: Schwarzenegger, Calif. Dems must work together. Panetta: Schwarzenegger, Calif. Dems must work together. Pacific Grove, CA - Former Monterey Bay Area Congressman and White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta joins KAZU's Ben Adler on Morning Edition to discuss the impact of the Nov. 8 special election ...
Speier also discussed her bipartisan legislation to crack down on sexual misconduct in Congress following the resignations of lawmakers Trent Franks, John Conyers and Al Franken. Former CIA Director Leon Panetta joins us for a perspective on international flashpoints. We reflect on Mayor Ed Lee's four ...
Appearing on the same panel, former CIA Director and defence secretary Leon Panetta said that Pakistan has always been a problem. "It's been a safe haven for terrorists who come across the border and attack in Afghanistan and then go back into Pakistan. We have made every effort possible during the ...
President Trump's provocative use of social media -- including his recent retweeting of three anti-Muslim videos from a far-right British fringe group -- could put lives at risk, according to one former CIA Director. The agency's current director, meanwhile, countered that Trump's tweets have helped uncover ...
Washington (CNN) Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta defended President Bill Clinton on Saturday, telling CNN he "more than paid the ...
Washington (CNN) Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta defended President Bill Clinton on Saturday, telling CNN he "more than paid the ...
Martin Curiel has been waiting for a day like Saturday since he finished his tour as a U.S. Navy E-4 petty officer in Vietnam, where he scoured ...
Bishop Richard Garcia, Leon Panetta and Ted Balestreri look over the Cannery Row Monument with bronze figures representing the colorful ...
Leon Panetta is a former Defense Secretary, former CIA director. ... Leon Panetta, FORMER U.S. DEFENSE SECRETARY: Nice to be with ...
Code Pink protesters interrupted Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's remarks at a Hudson Institute event Monday by yelling for peace in ...
Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Monday that he's concerned about the verbal exchanges between President Trump and North ...
Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta criticized President Donald Trump's recent comments regarding his predecessor's outreach to the ...
Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta criticized President Donald Trump's response to the deaths of four US soldiers in Niger, during an ...
Former U.S. Defense Secretary and CIA director Leon Panetta signs a copy of his memoir. Panetta was in Providence on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 ...
Even former Clinton chief of staff Leon Panetta, who worked with Kelly when he served as Defense Secretary and Kelly was his senior military ...
Washington (CNN) Former CIA Director Leon Panetta calls President Donald Trump's comment referencing a mysterious "calm before the ...
Former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta was honored on Sept. 21 with the Marriott school's 2017 International Executive of ...
In addition to keynote speaker Leon Panetta, the event was attended by Sylvia Panetta, Monterey County Superintendent of schools Nancy ...
... Trump initially asked him to remain in his post after the election, and also spoke with former CIA director Leon Panetta in the episode.
On March 11, 2017 President Donald Trump fired US Attorney Preet Bharara. Preet tells the story in detail for the first time. Then, a conversation ...
Sawyer stands quietly on the sidewalk across the street with a sign reading "Leon Panetta tortured me for 15 years." She is there every day ...
The foundation will recognize former former Secretary of Defense, CIA director and congressman--among other titles--Leon Panetta for his role ...
Leon Panetta, a Democratic former Secretary of Defense and former CIA Director, brought forward this idea of leadership. Focusing on the ...
Leon Panetta, a top official in the last two Democratic administrations, praised the Trump administration's efforts on Tuesday to cope with the ...
When he was a congressman representing the area, Leon Panetta fought to keep the area safe from off-shore drilling. (Vern Fisher - Monterey ...
For "Zero Dark Thirty," then-CIA Director Leon Panetta granted filmmakers access to classified information about the hunt for Osama Bin-Laden.
Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is urging Congress to permanently protect the hundreds of thousands of people known as "dreamers" ...
Former US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta has backed former prime minister Tony Abbott's call for Australia to implement an anti-missile ...
Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Sunday that if North Korea takes a wrong step, the U.S. has the capability to wipe the regime "off ...
Amid President Donald Trump's threats to both North Korea and Venezuela Friday afternoon, former Defense Secretary and CIA director Leon ...


 

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