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Obama Nsa Speech

What I Told the NSA

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

"To be clear, I am not saying that citizens should trust the NSA. They should not. Distrust is essential to effective democratic governance. The NSA should be subject to constant and rigorous review, oversight, scrutiny, and checks and balances."

Obama's NSA Speech Fails To Reassure Americans

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama's widely publicized speech on Friday announcing reforms to the National Security Agency failed to reassure Americans about the ...

ABC News Contributor: 'Obama Is Dick Cheney'

Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

ABC News contributor Mary Matalin compared President Obama to Dick Cheney on national security issues on Sunday, setting off a debate between the pane...

The President and the NSA

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

'This effort,' the president cautioned, 'will not be completed overnight,' but he emphasized that it is important for 'the American people to know that the work has begun.' To that end, he announced 'a series of concrete and substantial reforms' that he intended either to adopt himself under his authority as president or, where appropriate, to call upon Congress to enact through legislation. How good a beginning has he made? I am in a reasonably good position to weigh in on that question, because I had the privilege of serving as one of the five members of the Review Group that President Obama appointed in August to advise him on these issues.

Michael McAuliff

The NSA's Biggest Fans Are Happy With Obama's Speech | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama managed to buy himself some breathing room among surveillance critics in his own party Friday, even as he propose...

Matt Sledge

Member Of Panel Tasked With NSA Oversight Reacts To Obama's Speech | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Civil liberties groups are offering faint praise, at most, for the surveillance reforms outlined in President Barack Obama's Friday speech on the Nati...

WATCH LIVE: Are Obama's NSA Reforms Enough?

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.17.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Did President Obama go far enough in his reforms to the National Security Agency? EFF's Trevor Timm and HuffPost's Matt Sledge join Alyona Minkovski o...

Obama NSA Speech Addresses Surveillance, Edward Snowden (FULL TEXT)

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama promised modest changes to the National Security Agency's surveillance program in a speech Friday. Obama delivered the speec...

Edward Snowden Vindicated By Obama Speech

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

In a major speech Friday on the future of the National Security Agency, President Barack Obama announced a series of modest reforms to the way the age...

Glenn Greenwald Slams Obama's NSA Speech

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

Glenn Greenwald dismissed President Obama's Friday speech outlining his reforms of the NSA as a "PR gesture," and mocked Obama's comments about the ef...

Matt Sledge

Obama NSA Reform Speech Promises Modest Changes | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday laid out a vision of modest changes for the National Security Agency in a speech that will likely pleas...

Four Questionable Claims Obama Has Made On NSA Surveillance

ProPublica | Kara Brandeisky | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

by Kara Brandeisky ProPublica, Jan. 17, 2014, 7 a.m.Today President Obama plans to announce some reportedly limited reforms to National Security Agen...

Obama To Back Modest NSA Surveillance Reforms

Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

By JULIE PACE and KIMBERLY DOZIER, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Capping a monthslong review, President Barack Obama is expected to back...

Matt Sledge

NSA Reformers Brace For Disappointment From Obama's Speech | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is set to announce his vision of surveillance reforms in a speech on Friday, and National Security Agency critics...

Snowden, the Pentagon Papers and COINTELPRO

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Most of those making the case that Snowden should "return to the United States and face the music in a court of law" regularly offer up (as an example for how whistleblowers should act) the story of Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers. But a better parallel exists.

Luke Johnson

Obama Defends NSA Programs, Says Congress Knew About Surveillance | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday forcefully defended revelations that the National Security Agency is collecting phone records and elect...