By Susan Crabtree | 11/04/13 06:23 PM
Federal health officials explained the latest Obamacare website crash as an expected outage caused by a “load-balancing problem” and said the website is likely to suffer others as experts feverishly work to fix the site over the next four weeks. Healthcare.gov shut down midafternoon Monday...
By Susan Crabtree | 11/04/13 02:51 PM
White House spokesman Jay Carney forcefully disputed suggestions that President Obama and other administration officials misled the public that consumers could register more quickly for Obamacare's insurance exchanges over the phone than through the botched website. Earlier Monday ABC News,...
By Susan Crabtree | 11/01/13 09:31 AM
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said she is encouraged that the National Security Agency is pushing back against inaccurate press reports about its surveillance programs as she pushes for greater transparency and a review of the nation’s...
By Susan Crabtree | 11/01/13 05:10 AM
The Obama administration has found itself on the defensive over the botched Obamacare rollout and allegations of National Security Agency spying against allies.
By Susan Crabtree | 10/31/13 03:13 PM
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be on the hot seat again next week when she testifies before the Senate Finance Committee, and top Republicans plan to zero in on the status of ongoing security risks on the Obamacare enrollment website. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, the...
By Susan Crabtree | 10/31/13 11:10 AM
Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., called for Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to resign for “gross incompetence” more than two weeks ago, and her bruising testimony before a House panel Wednesday left him just shaking his head.
By Susan Crabtree | 10/30/13 05:23 PM
National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander on Wednesday said reports detailing American spying in Europe were exaggerated, accusing the press of publishing false reports to help sell papers. Alexander made the remarks during a freewheeling question-and-answer session at a...
By Susan Crabtree | 10/30/13 02:54 PM
NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander on Wednesday denied a report that the agency had tapped communication links between Yahoo and Google data centers around the world, saying any information the U.S government obtained from the service providers came through a court order.
By Susan Crabtree | 10/29/13 07:05 AM
The Obama administration declassified a new batch of National Security Agency documents the same day the top Democratic senator on the intelligence committee vowed to conduct a top-to-bottom review of U.S. spying programs. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper Monday evening released...
By Susan Crabtree | 10/28/13 01:23 PM
President Obama paid tribute to his new FBI director, James Comey, at his official swearing-in ceremony Monday, calling him remarkably qualified to lead the agency. “Jim has dedicated his life to defending our lives ... making sure that all Americans can trust the justice system to protect...
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