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October 24, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Is it time for the Obama Administration to rein in the National Security Agency?

Michael Osbun/ Op Art UPDATE: The Guardian is reporting that the National Security Agency monitored the calls of 35 world leaders. You read that correctly. The British newspaper,¬†citing information obtained from a classified document provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, says NSA¬†was able to do so after being given the phone numbers by other…

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Comments | Topics: Edward Snowden, France, Germany

August 12, 2013 at 6:30 AM

Reconsider President Obama, summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin

[do action=”custom_iframe” url=”http://hosted.ap.org/interactives/2013/us-russia/” width=”630″ height=”500″ scrolling=””/]Diplomacy is variously described as saying nice doggie, while groping for a rock, or the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way they look forward to the trip. The point is to keep talking because of what might be accomplished. One cannot predict results, so keep…

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Comments | Topics: barack obama, Edward Snowden, Vladimir Putin