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Edward Snowden's Father Thanks Putin For Protection

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

MOSCOW — The father of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden told Russian television that he is grateful to President Vladimir Putin an...

Sy Hersh and the Snoopers

Robert Miraldi | Posted 09.29.2013 | Media
Robert Miraldi

Reporters like Hersh and Greenwald, coupled with leakers like Snowden, principled or not, may bring some pain, but they cleanse the democracy, or at least open it up to light. Sunshine, still, is the best disinfectant, even as it opens some wounds along the way.

Now You See Him, Now You Don't

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

There are two men, both of whom, Washington is convinced, must be brought in: one to face "justice," one to escape it. And all of this is a given, nothing that needs to be explained or justified to anyone anywhere.

Glenn Greenwald To Testify Before Congress

Posted 07.26.2013 | Media

Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who broke the story on top-secret NSA surveillance programs earlier this summer, will testify before a congressional c...

Remaining Snowden Documents Explored

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It's the stuff of spy novels: The hunted-down protagonist wins in the end because he's got damaging documents squirreled away, a ba...

The Consequences Of PRISM On Ordinary Americans

AP | By OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 09.21.2013 | Technology

In Louisiana, the wife of a former soldier is scaling back on Facebook posts and considering unfriending old acquaintances, worried an innocuous joke ...

NSA Taking New Measures Post-Snowden

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

ASPEN, Colo. — The National Security Agency is implementing new security measures because of the disclosures by former NSA-systems-analyst-turne...

One Man Against the Machine

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.17.2013 | Media
Tom Engelhardt

The American media has focused attention on the supposed peccadillos of Edward Snowden so as not to have to spend too much time on the sweeping system of government surveillance he revealed. And yet it would be a mistake to ignore Snowden's personal story.

Jimmy Carter Comes Out In Support Of Edward Snowden, Against NSA Spying

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

Former President Jimmy Carter announced support for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden this week, saying that his uncovering of the agency's massive sur...

Snowden Didn't Blow Up Anything -- Venezuelan President Says

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

For more than 50 years the U.S. has harbored and trained Cuban exile terrorists who have blown up civilian planes and mounted raids killing innocent...

Why We Need Partisan Journalism

Reuters | Posted 09.16.2013 | Media

(Jack Shafer is a Reuters columnist but his opinions are his own.) By Jack Shafer July 16 (Reuters) - I would sooner en...

Greenwald: Snowden Documents Could Be 'Worst Nightmare' For U.S.

Reuters | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

BUENOS AIRES, July 13 (Reuters) - Fugitive former U.S. spy contractor Edward Snowden controls dangerous information that could become the United Sta...

Already Thorny Relations Strained By Leaks Scandal

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — America is pivoting to Asia, focused on the Mideast, yet the "backyard," as Secretary of State John Kerry once referred to Latin Am...

WATCH: Oliver Stone Slams 'NSA Surveillance Machine'

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment

Politically-outspoken director Oliver Stone addressed the still-unfolding NSA spying scandal in a video released Wednesday, cautioning that Americans'...

Snowden Says He Gave No Information To Russians: Report

AP | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

LONDON — The Guardian journalist at the center of a series of revelations about the National Security Agency's sweeping surveillance programs sa...

Breaking Espionage Bombshell: 'Investor' May Buy Leaker Snowden's Freedom

Mark Steinberg | Posted 09.02.2013 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

Within the last seven nanoseconds, this reporter has learned that the following advertisement will appear in the next issue of Sotheby International R...

Snowden Case Shrouded In Mystery

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

MOSCOW -- National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden arrived in Moscow on an Aeroflot flight from Hong Kong on June 23, according to the airline, ...

Bolivia Leader Leaves Europe Amid Diplomatic Row


The European rerouting of the Bolivian presidential plane over suspicions that National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden was aboard ignited outra...

Former CIA Officer Pens Open Letter To Snowden

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

John Kiriakou, the former Central Intelligence Agency officer currently serving jailtime for leaking the identity of a covert agent, has written an op...

Report: Bolivian President's Plane Rerouted On Suspicion Snowden On Board

AP | PHILIPP-MORITZ JENNE and CARLOS VALDEZ | Posted 09.01.2013 | World

VIENNA — The plane carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales was rerouted to Austria after France and Portugal refused to let it cross their airsp...

Intelligence Chief Apologizes For 'Clearly Erroneous' Answer On NSA Programs

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has apologized for telling Congress earlier this year that the National Security Agency ...

Jason Linkins

So What If Edward Snowden Isn't Your Unicorn? | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

As National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden continues his stay in the limbo of Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport, while offici...

Trump Calls for Snowden's Head ... Again

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

Real estate magnate and attention-seeker Donald Trump doubled down Monday on his recommendation that Edward Snowden, the former intelligence contracto...

Edward Snowden Could Have Saved A Lot Of Trouble

Posted 07.01.2013 | Comedy

Edward Snowden's whereabouts have attracted international scrutiny ever since he leaked classified NSA documents. If he'd used just a tad more foresig...

Obama To Allies: Don't We All Spy On Each Other?

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — Facing a European uproar over more U.S. eavesdropping claims, President Barack Obama argued Monday that it's no surpri...