Benjamin Holt

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Catch-all Espionage Act would leave Snowden with little room for defence

If Edward Snowden is ever brought back for trial in the US, he would almost certainly be prosecuted under a law dating back to the first world war …

Edward Snowden vows to fight extradition and claims US hacked China

The NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden vowed on Wednesday to fight any move by the US to have him extradited from Hong Kong, saying he was not there to …

James Clapper: Obama stands by intelligence chief as criticism mounts

As the Obama administration insists that Congress was fully informed about the National Security Agency's widespread surveillance on Americans' phone …

Meet Obama’s lawyer at the NSA, the next guy about to undergo some serious surveillance

Legislators and pundits have been baying for the blood of James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, over last week’s revelations of wide-ranging NSA surveillance. But the next person on their hit-list could be someone even Washington doesn’t know too well. Meet Rajesh [Raj] De, the …

NSA DIRECTOR: Phone Surveillance Has Prevented 'Dozens' Of Terrorist Attacks In The US

Under questioning from Sen. Pat Leahy (D-Vt.), Alexander defended the program by which the NSA obtains phone records, which was formerly a secret surveillance program. It has come under intense scrutiny over the past week following a series of leaks detailing the NSA's surveillance of phone records …

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Immigration bill passes Senate hurdle but Obama effort angers some

Efforts to bring 11 million undocumented immigrants out of the legal shadows cleared their biggest congressional hurdle yet on Tuesday, with an …

Becerra: 70 votes not necessary

Rep. Xavier Becerra isn’t insisting that the Senate obtain 70 votes on the immigration overhaul in order to gain bipartisan support in the House.<p>“Eighty-two votes was a good sign,” Becerra said, referring to Tuesday’s vote on a motion to proceed to debate on the bill in the Senate.<p>“Because of the …