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Ex-Obama Official Laughs Off Controversial Benghazi 'Dude' Remark

Vietor was referring to his Thursday grilling by Fox News' host Bret Baier, who pressed him over White House email exchanges in the wake of the 2012 Benghazi attack. Obviously frustrated and unable to answer Baier's questions, Vietor said, "Dude, this was like two years ago. We're still talking …

Bret Baier

Paul Ryan tries to ease tensions with black lawmakers on poverty

(This April 30 story was corrected to fix surname of congressman to Clyburn from Rayburn in the final paragraph)<p>By David Lawder<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Representative Paul Ryan, who angered black lawmakers in March with his comments about the causes of inner-city poverty, met with the …

Swiss migration quotas: Rift with EU grows

<b>How far should non-EU member Switzerland follow the bloc's rules - and should the EU punish it if it does not?</b><p>The question has become live since the Swiss voted to introduce immigration quotas - contrary to the freedom of movement agreement it had signed with the EU.<p>And Brussels is aware that its …

Europe

Google Just Got Hit with a Major Class Action Lawsuit

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Hagens Berman, a consumer rights law firm, has filed a class-action lawsuit against Google, claiming …

Greenwald wants Brazil to give Snowden asylum

The US journalist who broke the first stories about the US National Security Agency's (NSA) global spying programme has asked Brazilian senators to grant asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.<p>Glenn Greenwald spoke on Wednesday to senators investigating reports about US, British and Canadian spying on …

Official justifies collecting metadata

The NSA is only interested in “relevant” information, but no one can agree on what that word means<p>On Friday, a top attorney in the intelligence community described the legal theory behind the government's metadata collection program, in terms that had been previously reported in the media, but not …

Associated Press News

Edward Snowden Was No Coward To Flee U.S., Pentagon Papers Lawyer Says

WASHINGTON -- National Security Agency whistle-blower Edward Snowden has been slammed by some as a “coward” for refusing to turn himself in to U.S. authorities and face espionage charges for shedding light on secret surveillance programs. But one of the lawyers involved in the Vietnam-era Pentagon …