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REPORT: Majority Of NSA's Intercepted Data From Unintended Targets

AP | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the U.S. National Security Agency intercepted the online accounts of legally targeted foreigners over a four-year period it a...

Obama: U.S., Germany 'Not Perfectly Aligned' On NSA

AP | Posted 05.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (AHN'-geh-lah MEHR'-kuhl) say their countries are still working on an a...

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 ...

Obama's Europe Ties Get New Test With Russia Dispute

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's complex relationship with Europe faces new challenges during a weeklong trip as he tries to persuade alli...

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?

Why Rand Paul Is Suing Obama

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Rand Paul, a possible Republican presidential candidate, sued the Obama administration Wednesday over the National Security A...

Director of National Intelligence Calls On Edward Snowden To Return NSA Documents

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Director of National Intelligence James Clapper wants former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden to return the rest of the secret d...

Obama's NSA Speech Fails To Reassure Americans

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.25.2014 | 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...

Lawmakers Throw Cold Water On Obama NSA Reform

AP | LIBBY QUAID | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A chief element of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress' intelligence...

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.

Tech Industry On NSA Reforms: Meh

AP | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE and BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 03.20.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Technology companies and industry groups took President Barack Obama's speech on U.S. surveillance as a step in the right direc...

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 Data Relied On By Foreign Countries

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says some of the foreign governments most loudly criticizing the National Security Agency's spying programs...

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...