â€œThe President is more concerned with wanting to know what Americans are doing, rather than dispatching our intelligence agencies to find out what people who really can cause us harm are doing.â€ he said, noting that the activity the NSA has undertaken â€œdoesnâ€™t keep us safe, it keeps us less free.â€
Whether bloggers count as journalists has mostly been a matter of esoterics for reporter types. But as Congress weighs a media shield law in response to the Associated Press/Justice Department subpoena scandal, the question is gaining an urgency that lawmakers are finding hard to ignore as they turn to writing the bill.
Google says it received a record 13,753 requests for email data from federal, state and local government agencies in 2012. Most of the requests for information contained in Gmail or other Google services were made without a search warrant, Google reported.
The White House has identified 19 executive actions for President Barack Obama to move unilaterally on gun control, Vice President Joe Biden told a group of House Democrats on Monday, the administrationâ€™s first definitive statements about its response to last monthâ€™s mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Last week President Obama made some rather shocking comments at a press conference regarding the Supreme Courtâ€™s deliberation on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.