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Obama NSA Surveillance

What I Told the NSA

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

"To be clear, I am not saying that citizens should trust the NSA. They should not. Distrust is essential to effective democratic governance. The NSA should be subject to constant and rigorous review, oversight, scrutiny, and checks and balances."

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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.

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...

Four Questionable Claims Obama Has Made On NSA Surveillance

ProPublica | Kara Brandeisky | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

by Kara Brandeisky ProPublica, Jan. 17, 2014, 7 a.m.Today President Obama plans to announce some reportedly limited reforms to National Security Agen...

Obama To Speak On NSA Decisions

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama will announce on Jan. 17 the results of his review of National Security Agency surveil...

Obama To Meet With Lawmakers, Intel Officials On NSA

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is inviting lawmakers and intelligence officials to the White House to discuss National Security Agency pro...

White House Releasing Report On NSA Surveillance

AP | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it's releasing a task force report that recommends changes on how the National Sec...

Obama Meeting With Tech CEOs Amid NSA Surveillance Concerns

AP | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will meet Tuesday with executives from leading technology companies, including Google, Twitter and Apple. ...

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...

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 ...

Obama Sounds Off On Surveillance

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

STOCKHOLM — President Barack Obama is reassuring Europeans that the U.S. is not snooping through their emails or eavesdropping on their telephon...

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...

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: I'm Still Not Dick Cheney

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama again sought to distance himself from comparisons to former Vice President Dick Cheney during an interview with PBS aired Monda...

Obama Defends 'Transparent' NSA Program

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama further defended the National Security Agency's collection of phone and other electronic records to PBS' Charlie Rose, calling ...

Bush's NSA Director: Obama More Transparent Than We Were

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

Gen. Michael Hayden, NSA director under former president George W. Bush, defended the legality of the agency's massive phone and internet data surveil...

Sam Stein

Telecoms Spend Millions On Congress To Protect Their Interests In NSA Surveillance | Sam Stein | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the U.S. government has ramped up its surveillance programs in the years since 9/11, telecommunications companies have spent millions...