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Barack Obama expresses reservations about Keystone XL pipeline project

Barack Obama has given the strongest indication to date that he holds reservations about the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, saying the project would …

GLENN GREENWALD: Even Low Level NSA Analysts Can Spy On Phone Calls And Emails

Greenwald's comments defended bombshell revelations from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden at the time, which have since come under scrutiny by intelligence analysts. Greenwald is set to testify before Congress on Wednesday, along with other NSA surveillance critics and analysts.<p>Greenwald dared …

Wyden calls Fisa court 'anachronistic' as pressure builds on Senate to act

Pressure is building within the US Senate for an overhaul of the secret court that is supposed to act as a check on the National Security Agency's …

Lawmakers promise more scrutiny of NSA surveillance

"It's clear that the sentiment is growing for oversight,"… (Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA )<p>WASHINGTON—Democratic lawmakers said Sunday they would push for greater oversight of the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of U.S. phone calling records, stoking a debate that has divided members of Congress, …

Cecilia Munoz, Quarterback of Obama’s Immigration Reform Efforts

Eleanor Clift on Cecilia Muñoz, the president’s point person on immigration, and her uphill battle.<p>Her friends wondered why she didn’t quit when …

Journalism advocates call leak investigations chilling

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department says it hasn't prosecuted journalists for obtaining or publishing classified information and has no plans to.<p>But open government and journalism advocates say the aggressive investigations of classified leaks by government officials under the Obama …

IRS official in Tea Party scandal to plead the Fifth

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service official who oversaw the agency's tax-exempt office will invoke her constitutional right against self-incrimination and decline to answer questions when she appears before Congress on Wednesday.<p>In a letter to the House Oversight Committee, Lois Lerner's …

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Apple chief calls on US government to slash US corporate tax

Apple has called for US corporate tax rates to be slashed after it admitted sheltering at least $30bn (£20bn) of international profits in Irish …