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Attendees listen as Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, speaks during a virtual conversation at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin on March 10, 2014.

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Attendees listen as Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, speaks during a virtual conversation at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin on March 10, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 303

The House yesterday, with a 303-121 vote, passed a bill that would restrict some National Security Agency powers to collect data in bulk. The bill, H.R. 3361, “would end one of the most controversial domestic spy programs under which the...

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House Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), right, and Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), left, on their way to the House Chamber for a vote in this Sept. 28, 2013 file photo on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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House Majority Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), right, and Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), left, on their way to the House Chamber for a vote in this Sept. 28, 2013 file photo on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Obama ‘In the Dark’: GOP Narrative

”A presidency in the dark.” The narrative that House Republicans are making of recent events. The graphic at the homepage of Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the California Republican who serves as majority whip in the House, lists a series of events...

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Russian President Vladimir Putin greets U.S. President Barack Obama at the G20 summit on Sept. 5, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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In this handout image provided by Host Photo Agency, Russian President Vladimir Putin greets U.S. President Barack Obama at the G20 summit on Sept. 5, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Putin: Obama ‘A Decent Man’

Russian President Vladimir Putin and American President Barack Obama don’t always see eye to soul, yet Putin says he’s pretty confident Obama would save him if he were drowning. The Russian leader held court on Russian TV today, talking about...

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US President Barack Obama with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte as they pose for a family picture with other world leaders, ministers and heads of international organizations on the second day of the two-day Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague on March 25, 2014.

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US President Barack Obama with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte as they pose for a family picture with other world leaders, ministers and heads of international organizations on the second day of the two-day Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague on March 25, 2014.

Obama: Winning Back World’s Trust

Almost a year after Edward Snowden first disclosed widespread U.S. surveillance of global telephone and Internet communication, the civil liberties concerns the revelations raised in Europe still dog President Barack Obama here. The international leaders Obama met with during a...

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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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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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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers the State of the State Address in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse on Jan. 14, 2014 in Trenton.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers the State of the State Address in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse on Jan. 14, 2014 in Trenton.

Obama’s NSA Speech Little-Noticed, Christie’s Bridge Problem Big: Pew

People weren’t paying all that much attention to President Barack Obama’s speech about surveillance — a 43-minute televised explanation of the National Security Agency’s surveillance on Friday and how he intends to balance the imperative for intelligence in a dangerous...

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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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