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Obama Surveillance

Matt Sledge

The Gaping Hole In Obama's FBI Surveillance Reform | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.05.2015 | Politics

The federal government this week announced a reform to an investigative tool that gives the FBI sweeping surveillance power. But a target of that surv...

Pay No Attention to What They Tell You, They Are Listening In

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

It's rare that we ever get a glimpse of how our expanding secret state really works. But every now and then, a single case can suddenly illuminate an otherwise dark landscape.

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...

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.

Assange Calls Obama Move 'A Victory' For Snowden

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange weighed in on President Barack Obama's proposed surveillance reforms Saturday, calling the new measures "a victory of...

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...

Obama Open To Changing Controversial Surveillance Programs, Lawmakers Say

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics

By Mark Felsenthal and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Thursday told lawmakers he is open to...

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 Scrambling To Show Credibility After Coming Under Fire

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will meet on Friday with members of a privacy oversight watchdog board t...

Connecting the Dots Between Drone Killings and Newly Exposed Government Surveillance

Peter Scheer | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics
Peter Scheer

First came news accounts of the government's use of armed drones in the targeted killing of suspected terrorists abroad. Then came the revelations about government surveillance programs tapping into data on phone calls, emails and more. These activities are, in fact, linked.

Obama Meeting With Chinese Leader In California

Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Seeking a fresh start to a complex relationship, President Barack Obama and Chinese Pr...

Obama On Defensive Over Shocking Revelations

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

By Matt Spetalnick and Steve Holland SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday staunchly defended the sweeping ...

Obama State Secrets Privilege Affidavit Sounds Just Like Bush

Newsweek | Michael Isikoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Attorney General Eric Holder invoked the "state secrets" privilege to quash a lawsuit alleging illegal National Security Agency spying last Frida...