“If you like your privacy, you can keep it”

Like a stand-up comedian with a political edge, Rand Paul deployed some witty one-liners after President Barack Obama’s comments on Friday about reforming the National Security Agency. “What I think I heard is that if you like your privacy, you can keep it,” Paul, the Republican senator from Kentucky, said in an interview with CNN’s… Read More “If you like your privacy, you can keep it”

Gates: Obama “lost faith” in Afghanistan policy

Robert Gates claims Obama was “skeptical, if not outright convinced it would fail.” A new book by former U.S. defense secretary Robert Gates harshly criticizes President Obama’s Afghanistan war policy, saying the president “eventually lost faith in the troop increase he ordered,” and that Obama was “skeptical, if not outright convinced it would fail.” Excerpts… Read More Gates: Obama “lost faith” in Afghanistan policy

The Guardian: NSA spied on 35 world leaders

National Security Agency monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders after being given the numbers by an official in another US government department. This is according to a classified document provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The confidential memo reveals that the NSA encourages senior officials in its “customer” departments, such the White House, State… Read More The Guardian: NSA spied on 35 world leaders