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Dems Push Back Against Obama

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Just two weeks after President Barack Obama saw his Democratic Party put up an unyielding front against Republicans,...

Obama Finds Risks & Rewards In Knowing Too Much Information

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronted with missteps in his own administration, President Barack Obama has frequently pleaded ignorance — sugg...

The Daily Szep -- Knowing Nothing

Paul Szep | Posted 12.30.2013 | Politics
Paul Szep


Wow, There Were A LOT Of Things Obama Didn't Know

Posted 10.30.2013 | Comedy

It may seem weird to think that President Obama didn't know that the U.S. was listening in on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone for 10 years, bu...

Obama Orders NSA To Curb Spying On United Nations Headquarters

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

By Mark Hosenball (Reuters) - President Barack Obama recently ordered the National Security Agency to curtail eavesdropping on the United Nations h...

Report: Obama Unaware NSA Spied On World Leaders | Posted 12.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON--The National Security Agency ended a program used to spy on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and a number of other world leaders after an i...

Kate Sheppard

Peter King: Spying Is Great And Obama Should Stop Being Defensive About It | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the former chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, criticized President Barack Obama on Sunday for b...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.26.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Hello from Dharamsala, India, where I'm attending a gathering of The Mind and Life Institute with the Dalai Lama, and where Prime Minister Manmohan Singh wasn't bothered by this week's news that the NSA had accessed 70.3 million calls in France and tapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cell phone -- because he doesn't own a cell phone or use email. EU leaders are less sanguine and are sending a delegation to Washington for talks to set new guidelines, like Merkel's demand for a "no-spying" pact similar to one America has with the UK. As Obama said in Berlin in 2008, true partnership and progress "require allies who will listen to each other, learn from each other and, most of all, trust each other." We've got the listening part down; trust -- not so much. If only the NSA had spied on the Department of HHS and reported back to the White House about the state of the Obamacare rollout instead.

Obama Calls French President Hollande Over NSA Surveillance In France

AP | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has called French President Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWND') and discussed France's ...

How Far Will You Go to Protect Your Emails?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 11.17.2013 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

How far will you go to protect your emails? As individuals we can't really answer that question. That's because we're at the whim of our email provide...

Obama Administration Had NSA Restrictions Reversed

The Washington Post | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

The Obama administration secretly won permission from a surveillance court in 2011 to reverse restrictions on the National Security Agency's use of in...

Obama Defends NSA Surveillance Programs

AP | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

AUBURN, N.Y. — President Barack Obama is acknowledging he must "do a better job" of giving Americans confidence in the programs the National Sec...

Here's What NSA Transparency Looks Like

ProPublica | Justin Elliott | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

What NSA Transparency Looks Like by Justin Elliott ProPublica, Aug. 20, 2013, 12:55 p.m.Last week, the Washington Po...

Outspoken Director Calls Obama A 'Snake'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.16.2013 | Entertainment

After calling Edward Snowden a "hero" last month, it's no surprise that outspoken director Oliver Stone has taken President Barack Obama to task again...

NSA's Spy History Presents a Daunting Challenge for President Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

A decade ago, Bush claimed that domestic spying posed no risk to civil liberties. The recent disclosure of the NSA's unchecked spying on Americans mock that claim. The ball is now in Obama's court to insure that the program doesn't trample on those liberties.

What the President Said -- and Didn't Say -- About Surveillance

Susan Landau | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics
Susan Landau

The fact is that democracy cannot survive when the government conducts surveillance through secret interpretations of laws adjudicated by a secret court issuing secret decisions. The president began a process for transparency; now it is time for Congress to further that process.

Forget Transparency: Now Is The Time to End the NSA's Surveillance

Jason Ditz | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics
Jason Ditz

The surveillance unveiled by Snowden's leaks isn't an aberration in an otherwise functional agency. Abusing privacy is what the NSA was built to do, they're quite good at it and that's why they cannot be permitted to exist as presently constituted in a free society.

NSA: We 'Touch' 1.6 Percent Of Internet Information

Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics

On the day President Barack Obama proposed reforms to the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the National Security Agency shared a paper ...

Edward Snowden Gets Results

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.09.2013 | Media

President Obama's press conference on Friday was full of headline-making news about new proposals to reform the American surveillance system. But anot...

Obama: 'I Don't Think Mr. Snowden Was A Patriot'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

During a press conference on surveillance reforms Friday afternoon, President Barack Obama made clear his thoughts on National Security Agency whistle...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama Backs Reforms To FISA Court, NSA Programs | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama announced new measures Friday to increase transparency and reform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court ami...

Obama Flip-Flop Explored

ProPublica | Kara Brandeisky | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

When the House of Representatives recently considered an amendment that would have dismantled the NSA's bulk phone records collection program, the Whi...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Democrats Push Bill To Drastically Reform FISA Court | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Democratic senators introduced legislation Thursday to reform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court amid revelations th...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama, Lawmakers To Address NSA Concerns In Closed Meeting | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama continued to defend the National Security Agency's widespread surveillance programs behind closed doors to Senate...

Obama, Merkel To Discuss NSA Controversy

Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

Days after an explosive Der Spiegel report alleged that the United States' spying efforts extended into Europe, high-level talks with Germany will hap...