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Obama administration convinced EU leaders to drop spying measure: Report

Jun 13, 2013
The Obama Administration successfully lobbied the EU to do away with a proposed data privacy measure, according to a report in the Financial Times. The exclusion would make it easier for the U.S. to spy on EU citizens.
Posted In: privacy, Europe, surveillance, Obama

The environment comes out ahead from Xi-Obama summit

Jun 10, 2013
President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have wrapped up their California summit. The big breakthrough of the summit wasn’t on cybersecurity or trade, but on climate change.
Posted In: China, Xi Jinping, Obama, climate change

In NSA surveillance, what choice do companies have?

Jun 7, 2013
New revelations show the federal government’s spying program isn’t contained to just telecommunications giant Verizon.
Posted In: nsa, FBI, surveillance, Obama

Coachella Valley businesses see benefit in Presidential summit

Jun 6, 2013
Their governments may not want to publicize the cost of President Obama's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Sunnylands, but local business owners are looking forward to a mini-economic boom.
Posted In: summit, Obama, Xi Jinping, tourism, government spending

NSA collecting millions of Verizon Business phone records: Report

Jun 6, 2013
The National Security Agency has reportedly been collecting phone records of not the few, but the many.
Posted In: Verizon, Obama, nsa

Despite controversy over drones abroad, some see potential positive uses at home

May 24, 2013
The President has confirmed that drone strikes have killed Americans abroad. But he strongly defends the U.S. drone program, saying its use has been important to the war against terrorism.
Posted In: drones, Obama

Could the country’s largest public power utility really become private?

May 22, 2013
President Obama floated the idea of selling the Tennessee Valley Authority in his budget, released last month. He started receiving pushback almost immediately.
Posted In: Obama, federal budget, energy

What happens when a billionaire faces Congressional confirmation?

May 20, 2013
Commerce Secretary nominee and Hyatt heiress Penny Pritzker will have to shift her billions to avoid conflicts of interest, and prepare for questions about the family business.
Posted In: Commerce Department, Obama, Congress

China reacts to U.S. accusations of cyber spying

May 7, 2013
The Chinese government reacts to accusations from the Obama administration that China's government is cyber-spying on U.S. government computer systems.
Posted In: China, cybersecurity, Obama

The planet's most expensive prison: Guantanamo by the numbers

May 3, 2013
The Department of Defense wants to spend nearly $200 million to upgrade facilities at Guantanamo Bay. President Obama wants to shut it down for good. We take a look at the numbers behind the planet's most expensive prison.
Posted In: Obama, defense, prison

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