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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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President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Dec. 18, 2013.

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President Barack Obama in the Oval Office on Dec. 18, 2013.

Obama’s Year-End News Conference

Has this president got something to talk about today, or what? Never mind Obamacare and the admittedly “fumbled” rollout of the HealthCare.Gov website that only served to confirm the warnings of the Republican opponents of the president’s signature health-care law...

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Skateboards at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

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Skateboards at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

Google Privacy: The White House Ask

Google privacy. See what you get. Among the results: Twitter’s Privacy Policy. It describes in detail what users of the micro-blogging site forfeit by way of privacy when they tweet. All the popular social sites have these policies. And for...

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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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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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