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The worst of times for Obama and India ties (2013 In Retrospect)

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 25 2013, 3:46am CST | by IANS

Washington, Dec 25 (IANS) Much like US-India relations, US President Barack Obama had a roller coaster ride in the year gone by, as he scored a couple of successes abroad, but fumbled with the ball in the rollout of his signature healthcare law.
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The Country Has Big Trouble

Aug 1 2014 8:51am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

The two guys at the top of national security (the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and the direct of the CIA) have both been caught lying to the American people and to the US Senate -- they have no right to lie. These lies are not to protect the American people. It is to protect themselves. DNI James Clapper lied to the Senate. According to the Washington Post: "And last year, Director of National Inte ...
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The Cost of Surveillance

Jul 30 2014 7:20am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

American foreign policy has long been an exercise of divided labor. For more than fifty years, we have parceled out responsibility for guiding America's path in the world among the Departments of State and Defense, the CIA, the NSA, and other smaller agencies. This arrangement has always presented challenges, but has come to a head with the latest wave of embarrassing revelations regarding our nation's espionag ...
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USIS under fire

Jul 29 2014 9:22pm CDT | Source: POLITICO

The company also conducted background checks of Edward Snowden and the Navy Y ...
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Bob Schieffer Has Some Very...Strong Opinions About Gaza

Jul 29 2014 10:59am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Sometimes it seems as though there are two versions of CBS's Bob Schieffer. One is the avuncular, low-key host of "Face the Nation" who rarely makes waves. And the other is the sharply opinionated pundit who makes dramatic comments about subjects like Edward Snowden and Syria. That second character was in evidence on Sunday, when Schieffer offered this take on the ongoing violence in Gaza. In the Middle East, the Palestinian people find themselves in the grip of a terro ...
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ACLU Supports Senate NSA Reform Bill

Jul 29 2014 9:30am CDT | Source: American Civil Liberties Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: media@aclu.org WASHINGTON – Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced a bill today that would scale back the NSA’s surveillance powers by requiring a specific phone number or other “selector” before the NSA can collect certain records, provide for greater transparency to prevent abuse, and create a public advocate to represent privacy concerns in the secret Foreign Intelligence Surve ...
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German minister: best for Snowden to return to US

Jul 29 2014 6:30am CDT | Source: Townhall's

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's justice minister says the best outcome for National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden woul ...
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Patrick Leahy To Propose Strong Curbs On NSA Phone Data Collection

Jul 28 2014 6:15pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters) - A new Senate proposal to curb the government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone records and increase transparency about the program has White House backing and may get more traction with critics who have dismissed other bills as too weak. Democratic U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, will introduce the l ...
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NSA Losing Interest in Return of Edward Snowden

Jul 28 2014 8:57am CDT | Source: Big Government

New reports say that the National Security Administration (NSA) is beginning to lose interest in making any deals for the return Edward Snowden to the United States. According to The Hill, NSA Deputy Director Rick Ledgett pointed out at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado that the hundreds of thousands of pages of U.S. intelligence stolen by Edward Snowden are starting to age and become irrelevant. "As time goes on, the utility for us of havin ...
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