| Aug 18, 2013
| 12:28 PM
WASHINGTON — Members of Congress appeared divided Sunday over whether to curtail U.S. aid to the Egyptian military after its bloody crackdown against pro-Islamist demonstrators last week that left more than 1,000 people dead.
The split reflects...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:28 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid online "chatter" about terror threats, U.S. diplomatic posts in 19 cities in the Muslim world will be closed at least through the end of this week, the State Department said.
Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the decision to keep...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 1:09 PM
Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian reporter who broke the story about Edward Snowden and the massive data-collecting programs run by the National Security Administration, has a piece today about efforts by two congressmen -- including U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson,...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 1:40 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration’s unprecedented decision to close more than 20 U.S. embassies and consulates in response to intelligence information suggesting an Al Qaeda plot to attack Western interests received praise Sunday from senior...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 3:39 PM
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange branded Pfc. Bradley Manning's espionage conviction Tuesday an episode of "national security extremism" while other supporters expressed relief that he was acquitted of the most serious charge. Among Manning's critics,...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 12:25 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration plans to release a previously secret court order that set out the rules and rationale for the bulk collection of U.S. phone records as officials seek to quell growing unrest in Congress over the government’s...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:17 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration squared off with skeptical lawmakers Tuesday over efforts to terminate the government's authority to collect phone records of millions of Americans, a proposition that exposed sharp divisions among...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be a guest this weekend on CNN's "State of the Union."
The main topic will be Egypt. Other guests will be Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee; CNN chief...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 4:50 PM
The U.S. Justice Department has told a court in Florida that the government does not secretly track the location of Americans' cellphones as part of its massive phone surveillance dragnet, but asking experts to believe that assertion has proved to be...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. foiled a plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange because of the sweeping surveillance programs at the heart of a debate over national security and personal privacy, officials said Tuesday at a rare open hearing on...
| Jun 23, 2013
If a person in government says the sun will come up tomorrow, it's sensible to believe that person — but not until the first rays seep over the horizon. Skepticism is even more justified when the government has been caught hiding something from...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 11:23 AM
WASHINGTON — White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said Sunday that “the scope and scale” of assistance to Syrian rebels will expand, based on evidence that the Assad government is gaining ground in the protracted civil war and that...