national security

Attorney General Eric Holder. (credit: Bertil Enevag Ericson/AFP/Getty Images)

Holder: Mixed Record On National Security Issues

Attorney General Eric Holder was just months into the job when he announced plans to prosecute the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and other alleged co-conspirators in a New York courtroom, rather than through the Guantanamo Bay military commission process.

09/28/2014

President Barack Obama talks on the phone with King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 10, 2014.   (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Chuck Todd: Obama ‘On Precipice Of Doing Jimmy Carter-Like Damage To The Democratic Brand’

Chuck Todd warns that President Barack Obama could be on the verge of doing “Jimmy Carter-like damage” to the Democratic Party over his foreign policy.

09/10/2014

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at Uber's headquarters on March 23, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Rubio: ‘We Are Less Safe Today Than We Were When Obama Took Office’

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla, believes the United States has been less safe while President Barack Obama has been in office.

04/09/2014

Former President Bill Clinton. (credit: YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill Clinton Calls Edward Snowden ‘An Imperfect Messenger’

Former President Bill Clinton described Edward Snowden as “sort of an imperfect messenger,” who has raised questions about whether the nation can use technology to protect national security without destroying liberty and right to privacy.

04/08/2014

Prosecutors say a judge's decision granting lawyers in a Chicago terrorism case unprecedented access to secret intelligence-court records could jeopardize national security.   (Credit: Thinkstock)

US Appeals Ruling To Let Lawyers See Secret ‘National Security’ Files

Prosecutors say a judge’s decision granting lawyers in a Chicago terrorism case unprecedented access to secret intelligence-court records could jeopardize national security.

03/31/2014

Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say.  (PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Propose Ending NSA Phone Sweeps, But Continued Gov’t Access

The White House wants the National Security Agency to get out of the business of sweeping up and storing vast amounts of data on Americans’ phone calls.

03/25/2014

At a Democratic leaders press conference on Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that House Republicans are too “afraid of the Tea Party” to pass immigration reform, adding that the reality is that the Tea Party’s power has already “peaked.”  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Schumer: Media Shield Law Has Senate Votes For ‘Covered Journalist’ Protection

A senior Democrat says there are enough votes in the Senate to pass a bill to protect reporters and the news media from having to reveal confidential sources.

03/21/2014

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is hitting back at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the two Republicans' ongoing spat over national security. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

National Security Spat Continues Between Sen. Paul, Gov. Christie

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is hitting back at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in the two Republicans’ ongoing spat over national security.

07/28/2013

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and two leading senators on national security are traveling to the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

McCain, Feinstein Join White House Official In Trip To Guantanamo Bay

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and two leading senators on national security are traveling to the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

06/07/2013

The U.S military says it is developing a laser that can be used to blind and shoot enemy drones from ground vehicles, adding to their anti-drone laser technology already crafted for ships. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Kerry Defends US Drone Policy After Pakistan Hit

Secretary of State John Kerry is defending U.S. drone strikes after the CIA’s killing of a senior Taliban member.

05/31/2013

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