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Ali Watkins

'There's Not A Failsafe' If NSA Programs Expire, Administration Says | Ali Watkins | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The National Security Agency will begin shutting down its massive bulk data collection systems one minute before Congress is scheduled...

Ali Watkins

Huge Pieces Of The Patriot Act Just Expired. Here's What That Actually Means. | Ali Watkins | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Forget Edward Snowden. It was congressional dysfunction that brought down the Patriot Act. In a sensational late-night Senate session...

Obama Urges Senate To Reach Deal On Surveillance Legislation

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 26 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged the U.S. Senate to resolve its impasse over legislation authorizing collectio...

Rand Paul: Obama Started NSA Bulk Collection And Can End It By Himself

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that President Barack Obama was being "disingenuous" about his ability to override the National Security Agency...

Two Years After Snowden, a Plea for Perspective

Riley Roberts | Posted 05.20.2016 | Politics
Riley Roberts

In the days ahead, as we reappraise Edward Snowden's complicated legacy, now two years old -- and as Congress considers a package of sensible NSA reforms -- what's called for is a dose of clear-eyed realism, an appetite for nuance, and a high tolerance for uncertainty.

The Sun Must Go Down on the Patriot Act

Anthony D. Romero | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Anthony D. Romero

The current sunset debate is our first opportunity as a society to grapple with the mass-surveillance programs revealed by Edward Snowden, and we can't afford to let this opportunity pass us by.

Matt Sledge

Obama Gets An Incomplete On NSA Reform | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama promised to reform the National Security Agency a year ago this month. Interviews and a report released Thursday show just how ...

Rand Paul Eats Obama and Clinton for Lunch on Government Spying

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Clinton is a charter member of the Deep State. Paul is one of the few national politicians who have questioned it. And challenging the Deep State may be the most important issue of our times.

Matt Sledge

Obama's Big NSA Decision Wins Cheers, But Critics Warn Of 'Much Bigger Programs' | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

Civil liberties advocates cheered President Barack Obama's step on Thursday toward ending the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone ...

Glenn Greenwald Claims Vindication After Obama Proposals

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 03.25.2014 | Media

Glenn Greenwald wrote on Tuesday that President Obama's new proposals to overhaul the NSA's bulk collection of phone data are a vindication of Edward ...

Obama: U.S. Needs To Win Back Trust After NSA Spying

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics

* Obama, on European trip, says it will take time to win back trust * Obama wants to end bulk storage of phone records by NSA ...

Rand Paul Invokes Obama's Race In Criticizing NSA Spying

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) escalated his criticism of the National Security Agency's mass surveillance programs Wednesday by invoking race to argue that P...

The Five Commandments of Barack Obama

Karen J. Greenberg | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Karen J. Greenberg

In his first weeks in office, in a series of executive orders and public statements, the new president broadcast for all to hear the five commandments by which life in his new world of national security would be lived. Five years later, the question is: How have he and his administration lived up to these self-proclaimed commandments?

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.

NY Times Hits Out At Obama Over Snowden

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

The New York Times editorial board criticized President Obama on Saturday for not crediting Edward Snowden with forcing a debate about American survei...

NSA Collecting Text Messages

Jeff Danziger | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


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...

Julian Assange: Obama's NSA Reforms Are 'Embarrassing'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange blasted President Barack Obama's Friday NSA speech, calling the proposed reforms an "embarrassing" appearance that sa...

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...