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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter speaks during the Let Freedom Ring commemoration event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28, 2013.

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter speaks during the Let Freedom Ring commemoration event at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 28, 2013.

Carter: ‘Probably Monitored’ — Leaves Big Letters to Post Office

Former President Jimmy Carter, known for his toothy grin and easy-going manner, accuses U.S. intelligence agencies of spying on him. In an interview for NBC’s “Meet the Press” program today, Carter said intelligence agencies have abused their surveillance powers within...

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A member of the Avaaz online community organization wears a 'Snowden' mask during the delivery at the the Itamaraty Foreign Ministry Palace of signatures supporting the granting of political asylum by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to Edward Snowden, in Brasilia, on Feb. 13, 2014.

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A member of the Avaaz online community organization wears a 'Snowden' mask during the delivery at the the Itamaraty Foreign Ministry Palace of signatures supporting the granting of political asylum by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to Edward Snowden, in Brasilia, on Feb. 13, 2014.

Snowden Debated at CPAC, Conservatives Warned of Targeting

“I, sitting at my desk, had the authority to wiretap anyone.” These were the words of former National Security contractor Edward Snowden broadcast this morning on two screens at the Conservative Political Action Committee in Oxon Hill, Maryland, sparking perhaps...

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A demonstrator holds a portrait of Edward Snowden during a protest against government surveillance on Oct. 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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A demonstrator holds a portrait of Edward Snowden during a protest against government surveillance on Oct. 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.

USIS, Snowden Vetter, Follows Playbook for Firms Under Scrutiny

US Investigations Services LLC, the top provider of background checks to federal agencies, is battling to repair its reputation as it responds to vetting failures such as allowing Edward Snowden to handle classified information. Like BP Plc after the Gulf of Mexico oil...

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio during a news conference following the weekly Republican Conference meeting in Washington, D.C., on Jan 14, 2014.

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio during a news conference following the weekly Republican Conference meeting in Washington, D.C., on Jan 14, 2014.

Boehner: Putin a ‘Thug,’ Snowden a ‘Traitor,’ Obama ‘Way Left’

Updated at 12:30 pm EST Guess who won’t be going to Sochi. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio says he’s never met President Vladimir Putin of Russia, host of the upcoming winter Olympic Games and harborer of the fugitive national...

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President Barack Obama is delivering his State of the Union address tonight. He was pictured at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC,on Jan. 17, 2014.

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President Barack Obama is delivering his State of the Union address tonight. He was pictured at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC,on Jan. 17, 2014.

NSA Surveillance Live-Blog on Obama: Privacy, Security and Politics

Updated at 11:15 am and throughout the speech to Noon EST President Barack Obama today is attempting to frame the matter of secret government surveillance in the context of a nation’s long history of self-survival in a dangerous world. Once...

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Rep. Peter King (R-NY) speaks to the media after a joint House Armed Services and Intelligence Committees briefing on Syria, on Capitol Hill, on Sept. 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Rep. Peter King (R-NY) speaks to the media after a joint House Armed Services and Intelligence Committees briefing on Syria, on Capitol Hill, on Sept. 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Paul Fanning Flames of ‘Hysteria:’ King

There’s nothing like a public family feud. The family, in this case, is the Republican Party. Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican and House Homeland Security Committee member and former chairman, accuses Sen. Rand Paul of attempting to create...

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Iranian lawmaker Ali Motahari, leaves the podium after delivering a speech on proposed ministers of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, at the parliament, in Tehran, Iran.

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Iranian lawmaker Ali Motahari, leaves the podium after delivering a speech on proposed ministers of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, at the parliament, in Tehran, Iran.

Spy vs. Lawmaker: Iranian Bugging

In America, members of Congress are investigating the nation’s electronic spying agency. In Iran, it’s the other way around. Iranian lawmakers are monitored by their own Intelligence Ministry, which is even listening in on the mobile phone conversations of the...

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Members of the Youngs Together activist group with masks of Edward Snowden during a public hearing of Brazil-based Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, at the Brazilian Senate's foreign relations committee, in Brasilia, on August 6, 2013.

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Members of the Youngs Together activist group with masks of Edward Snowden during a public hearing of Brazil-based Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, at the Brazilian Senate's foreign relations committee, in Brasilia, on August 6, 2013.

Pope Person of the Year, Snowden Vice Person?

Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” inevitably stirs a robust debate –as that honor has gone to people infamous for evil as well as famous for good. Today’s pick of Pope Francis has stirred a mischievous strain of debate, suggesting...

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Mike McConnell, vice chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., speaks at Bloomberg Government's "Cybersecurity: Costs and Solutions" conference in Washington, D.C, on Oct. 30, 2013.

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Mike McConnell, vice chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., speaks at Bloomberg Government's "Cybersecurity: Costs and Solutions" conference in Washington, D.C, on Oct. 30, 2013.

U.S. Losing ‘Cyberwar,’ Ex-Intel Chief Tells BGov Conference

The former U.S. director of intelligence says the country is fighting a cyber-war and losing, and wonders if it will take a “cyber Pearl Harbor” to take the steps needed to protect crucial computer systems. Mike McConnell, now vice chairman...

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