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Amendment Limiting NSA Records Collection Fails In The House

Amendment Limiting NSA Records Collection Fails In The House

An amendment that would have limited a phone records collection program run by the National Security Agency failed in the House of Representatives, this afternoon.

U.S. Is ‘Through The Worst Of Yesterday’s Winds,’ Obama Says

U.S. Is ‘Through The Worst Of Yesterday’s Winds,’ Obama Says

President Obama on Wednesday launched another effort to lay out his vision for with a midday speech at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., in which he hit themes familiar to those who followed his 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns.

Russia May Soon Let Snowden Leave Airport

Russia May Soon Let Snowden Leave Airport

Nothing about where “NSA leaker” Edward Snowden may go next ever seems to be certain. Remember the flurry of excitement about that Aeroflot flight he was supposedly on (but wasn’t)?

Cooling Tensions, Senate Confirms Cordray

Cooling Tensions, Senate Confirms Cordray

In the shadow of a dramatic showdown over the filibuster of White House nominations, the Senate voted to advance the nomination of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Bolivia’s Morales Lands In Latin America Fuming Over Flight Diversion

Bolivia’s Morales Lands In Latin America Fuming Over Flight Diversion

The delay of more than 13 hours reportedly stemmed from suspicions that Edward Snowden, the former U.S. intelligence worker who leaked secret data, might have been aboard the plane.

‘Days Of Rambo Are Over’: Pentagon Details Women’s Move To Combat

‘Days Of Rambo Are Over’: Pentagon Details Women’s Move To Combat

Women in America’s armed services will have new options for what units they can join in coming years, the Pentagon says.

In Germany, Obama Urges World To Fight For ‘Peace With Justice’

In Germany, Obama Urges World To Fight For ‘Peace With Justice’

Speaking at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin — the same spot where John F. Kennedy made his famous speech almost 50 years ago — President Obama on Wednesday called on the global community to fight for democracy and freedom everywhere.

High Court Strikes Ariz. Voting Law Requiring Proof Of Citizenship

High Court Strikes Ariz. Voting Law Requiring Proof Of Citizenship

The Supreme Court is looking to make the final stretch of their 2012 term a dramatic one: While they knocked out five opinions today, none of them were the major ones we’ve been looking forward to.

NSA Leaker: ‘I’m Neither Traitor Nor Hero. I’m An American’

NSA Leaker: ‘I’m Neither Traitor Nor Hero. I’m An American’

“I’m neither traitor nor hero. I’m an American.” That’s what Edward Snowden tells the South China Morning Post in his first published interview since The Guardian and The Washington Post revealed he was the source who leaked top secret information about government programs that sweep up data on phone calls and Internet activity.

Police In India Arrest Three In Alleged Rape Of U.S. Tourist

Police In India Arrest Three In Alleged Rape Of U.S. Tourist

Police in India say they’ve arrested three men in connection with the alleged gang rape of an American woman in northern India earlier this week.