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  • Will the NSA be reformed?

    Remember Edward Snowden? For a while, the National Security Agency's renegade contractor seemed like the most influential man in American intelligence, even though he's been hiding out in Moscow. Snowden's disclosures touched off a wave of enthusiasm in...
  • Obama administration to release secret court order on phone records

    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...
  • U.S. lawmakers call for action on Syria's chemical weapons

    U.S. lawmakers call for action on Syria's chemical weapons
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. lawmakers quickly called for action after the White House informed members of Congress on Thursday that American intelligence agencies now believe the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against rebels trying to topple President...
  • U.S. to partially suspend military aid to Egypt

    WASHINGTON -- Three months after President Obama ordered a review of U.S. aid to Egypt following a military coup there, the White House appears to have settled on a middle ground: maintaining key assistance for security and counter-terrorism efforts while...
  • Parents of suspected Boston bombers delay trip to U.S.

    Parents of suspected Boston bombers delay trip to U.S.
    BOSTON — The parents of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Saturday they have no immediate plans to travel to the U.S., in part because of the mother’s fears she is also under suspicion. “They are now thinking...
  • Report: Grayson request for NSA data blown off by House Intel Committee

    Report: Grayson request for NSA data blown off by House Intel Committee
    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,...
  • George W. Bush on 'This Week'; Rick Perry on 'Fox News Sunday'

    George W. Bush on 'This Week'; Rick Perry on 'Fox News Sunday'
    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...
  • NSA does not collect cellphone location data, officials say

    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...
  • The NSA leaks don't put us at risk

    The NSA leaks don't put us at risk
    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...
  • Editorial: Surveillance in the war on terror

    Editorial: Surveillance in the war on terror
    The disclosure of the federal government's hugely expansive monitoring of phone calls and online communications as part of its fight against terror came as a surprise even to people who pay attention to these things. It's amazing, in fact, that any...
  • DOCUMENTS: White House releases trove of Benghazi emails

    DOCUMENTS: White House releases trove of Benghazi emails
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Then CIA-Director David Petraeus objected to the final talking points the Obama administration used after the deadly assault on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, because he wanted to see more details revealed to the...
  • AIG Nearly Bites The Hand That Fed It

    Sometimes you don't know where to begin. OK, let's start with AIG. Remember when the mega-insurer was on the brink of collapse and the government bailed it out to the tune of billions? Remember how the loan saved the company, along with thousands of...