Kerry to Snowden: ‘Man up and come home’

'If Mr. Snowden wants to come back to the United States, we'll have him on a flight today'

Kerry to Snowden: ‘Man up and come home’

Secretary of State John Kerry says National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden “should man up and come back to the United States.” Kerry was asked about Snowden in a nationally broadcast interview Wednesday in the wake of Snowden’s interview earlier with NBC News. In that session, Snowden said he never intended to end up Russia, […]

Snowden: Proposed NSA reforms ‘vindicate’ his actions

'I saw that the Constitution was violated on a massive scale.'

Snowden: Proposed NSA reforms ‘vindicate’ his actions

Former security contractor Edward Snowden, addressing a sympathetic crowd at a tech-heavy event in Austin, Texas, on Monday from a secret location in Russia, said proposed reforms at the National Security Agency show that he was vindicated in leaking classified material. Snowden, who faces arrest if he steps foot on U.S. soil, spoke via a […]

Yegads! NSA abuses unite liberals and tea party

Edward Snowden and the National Security Agency did the impossible.

Yegads! NSA abuses unite liberals and tea party

Hoyt Sparks says he has no use for liberal Democrats and their “socialistic, Marxist, communist” ways. Toni Lewis suspects tea party Republicans are “a bunch of people who probably need some mental health treatment.” Politically speaking, the tea-party supporter in rural North Carolina and the Massachusetts liberal live a world apart. Who or what could […]

NSA spied on American law firm

The NSA and the Australian government declined to answer questions about the surveillance.

NSA spied on American law firm

The National Security Agency was involved in the surveillance of an American law firm while it represented a foreign government in trade disputes with the United States, The New York Times reported in a story based on a top-secret document obtained by former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden. The February 2013 document shows that the […]

NSA worker quits, admits giving ‘key’ to Snowden

The civilian NSA worker told FBI investigators last June that he allowed Snowden to use an encrypted digital key.

NSA worker quits, admits giving ‘key’ to Snowden

A National Security Agency employee resigned from the agency after admitting to federal investigators that he gave former NSA analyst Edward Snowden a digital key that allowed him to gain access to classified materials, the NSA has told Congress. Snowden has previously said he did not steal any passwords. The unnamed civilian employee who worked […]

Intel chief to Snowden: ‘Return stolen documents’

"Snowden claims he's won and that his mission is accomplished," Clapper testified.

Intel chief to Snowden: ‘Return stolen documents’

The top U.S. intelligence official called on Wednesday for Edward Snowden and journalists who obtained documents the former contractor took without authorization from the National Security Agency to return the materials to authorities. At a hearing where the heads of five U.S. intelligence agencies ratcheted up rhetoric calling Snowden a “grave threat” to the nation, […]

Politically, a State of Disunion

Congress was not in a giving mood, stalling or downright ignoring Obama legislative priorities such as gun legislation, immigration, a minimum wage hike and universal preschool.

Politically, a State of Disunion

Here’s a little secret about the State of the Union address that President Barack Obama will deliver next week: He’ll give Congress a long list of requests but few likely will be approved. That’s just the reality of a politically divided government. Take a look at what happened after last year’s speech. Congress was not […]

Human Rights Watch: Obama came up short on NSA changes

"Everybody has a right to the privacy of their metadata."

Human Rights Watch: Obama came up short on NSA changes

President Barack Obama has not gone far enough in reforming the monitoring activities of the National Security Agency (NSA) and is continuing to violate the privacy rights of individuals, the head of Human Rights Watch told Reuters. On Friday, Obama banned eavesdropping on the leaders of allies and began reining in the vast collection of […]

Critics speaking out on Obama’s NSA ‘reform’

"We really did need a decision on Friday, and what we got was lots of uncertainty," says Rep. Mike Rogers.

Critics speaking out on Obama’s NSA ‘reform’

Leaders of the congressional intelligence committees are pushing back against a key part of President Barack Obama’s attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance, saying it is unworkable for the government to let someone else control how Americans’ phone records are stored. Obama, under pressure over the controversy over government spying, said last week he wants bulk […]

Congressman thinks Russia behind Snowden’s leaks

"I believe there's a reason he ended up in the hands - the loving arms - of an FSB agent in Moscow. I don't think that's a coincidence," says Rep. Mike Rogers

Congressman thinks Russia behind Snowden’s leaks

The head of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said on Sunday he is investigating whether former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden had help from Russia in stealing and revealing U.S. government secrets. “I believe there’s a reason he ended up in the hands – the loving arms – of an FSB agent in […]

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