German lawmakers called for an investigation of American spy activity and Spain condemned phone taps as the U.S. denied President Barack Obama knew about the hacking of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone in 2010.
German lawmakers called for an investigation of American spy activity as the U.S. denied a report that President Barack Obama had been informed about the hacking of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone in 2010.
President Barack Obama should “stop apologizing” for the National Security Agency’s telephone- surveillance program that has “saved thousands of lives,” according to Republican U.S. Representative Peter King.
In the aftermath of the U.S. government shutdown and a close call with default, there is a political consensus among Democrats, many Republicans, establishment conservatives, business leaders and the inside- the-Beltway commentariat: Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Tea Party members in the House have done grievous harm to themselves and their brand.
Representative Peter King, a New York Republican who opposed the partial U.S. government shutdown from the start, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that House Republicans aligned with the Tea Party have lost their fight with the president, and that Congress soon will open the government and raise the debt ceiling.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz stayed true to his campaign mantra “stand and fight” yesterday as he stood amid a crowd of reporters and vowed to keep pressing to dismantle President Barack Obama’s health-care law.