By Meghashyam Mali | 01/31/14 10:29 AM
President Obama expressed confidence in Director of National Intelligence James Clapper but said the spy chief should have been “more careful” in his testimony before Congress.
By Susan Crabtree | 01/30/14 06:12 PM
President Obama has chosen Vice Adm. Michael Rogers to be the next director of the National Security Agency, which has faced public scrutiny over its mass collection of phone and internet data, the Pentagon announced Thursday. The Defense Department said that Richard Ledgett has been appointed...
By Meghashyam Mali | 01/30/14 01:38 PM
National Security Adviser Susan Rice on Thursday met with Brazilian Foreign Minister Luiz Alberto Figueiredo at the White House to discuss President Obama's reforms to secret U.S. surveillance programs. “During their meeting, Ambassador Rice outlined the results of the review of U.S. signals...
By Ashe Schow | 01/29/14 01:49 PM
Revelations that the National Security Agency collected millions of Americans' phone records was one of the top news stories of 2013, but one wouldn't know that listening to President Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday.
By Frank Jordans | 01/29/14 08:39 AM
Merkel used her inaugural address to Parliament after her re-election to slam the United States and Britain over their spy programs.
By Richard Pollock | 01/28/14 06:13 PM
Officials at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are conducting a massive, NSA-esque data-mining project collecting account information on an estimated 991 million American credit card accounts. It was also learned at a Congressional hearing Tuesday that CFPB officials are working with...
By Ashe Schow | 01/28/14 04:20 PM
Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., blasted the Republican National Committee for passing a resolution Friday that called the National Security Agency data collection program “unconstitutional.” King, a supporter of the NSA and its surveillance programs, said in an interview with the Washington...
By Joel Gehrke | 01/28/14 01:26 PM
Six House members asked President Obama to fire James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence who admitted to giving Congress the "least untruthful" answer he could about National Security Agency programs, in a letter sent Monday. “The continued role of James Clapper as Director of...
By Brian Hughes | 01/27/14 05:30 PM
The Obama administration will allow telecommunications companies to reveal the number of national security orders they receive from the government and detail how many of their customers are being targeted, officials announced Monday.
By Charlie Spiering | 01/27/14 03:39 PM
White House correspondent Victoria Jones, for Talk Radio News Service, questioned press secretary Jay Carney today about the National Security Agency breaching the "last bastion of American freedom" by spying through the mobile phone game "Angry Birds." "The NSA is looking in the background in...
By Paul Bedard | 01/27/14 02:48 PM
This week's Mainstream Media Scream features the New Yorker's David Remnick, author of the lengthy interview with President Obama, hailing the president's “huge” achievements during an interview with Charlie Rose on PBS. He also credits Obama with a scandal-free administration, shrugging off...
By Kirsten Grieshaber | 01/27/14 10:05 AM
Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden claimed in a new interview that the U.S. agency is involved in industrial espionage.
By Washington Examiner | 01/25/14 05:02 PM
President Obama spent more time defending the National Security Agency's widespread data-mining of phone calls and online communications around the world than he did talking about reforming the program in his Jan. 17 speech, which was supposed to be about the latter. Among his defenses was the...
01/25/14 12:56 PM
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By Steve Chapman | 01/24/14 05:13 PM
In the polarized atmosphere of Washington, there is one thing that both parties can usually agree on: convening independent, bipartisan panels of respected experts to devise solutions to tough problems. Actually, there's one more thing they can usually agree on: ignoring what those groups...
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