An ex-CIA worker’s exposure of a once-secret U.S. electronic surveillance program has spawned a criminal investigation and congressional questions about the ability of a low-level employee to breach national security.
With the security contractor and ex- CIA worker who revealed a once-secret U.S. electronic surveillance program having fled overseas, the government is investigating the leak and seeking to contain damage.
House Republicans showcased their demands for tighter border security, voting to eliminate the discretion that President Barack Obama wants to use to stop the deportation of young people brought to the U.S. by their undocumented parents.
President Barack Obama turned to two advisers who have been with him since his days as a U.S. senator to round out his second-term foreign policy team, giving him trusted loyalists who share his inclination to respond to crises through international coalitions.
The Syrian governmment’s capture of al-Qusair is a “strategic turning point” marking the beginning of the end for the armed opposition, Syria’s premier said, as the army promised mercy for surrendering rebels.
Under pressure from lawmakers and the news media, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder gathered his top aides last week to deliver a message: He was fine, and they all needed to stay focused and get their work done.