The NSA's wide-ranging surveillance programme should be curtailed, says hardware-maker Cisco in a letter to President Obama.
Cisco boss John Chambers said faith in US technology companies was being eroded by the NSA's activities. [...]
When US military codes kept being broken by the Germans in WW1 a Native American tribe came to the rescue. They just spoke their own language - which baffled the enemy - and paved the way for other Native American "code talkers" in WW2. [...]
There was a time when House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) sympathized with the tea party’s frustration with Washington.
Now, he’s engaged in open warfare with the GOP’s insurgent wing. [...]
A group of self-described revolutionary-style patriots with a million mobilized militia members are heading to downtown Washington, D.C., this week to bring a simple message to political leadership, from President Obama to House Speaker John Boehner: Get out. [...]
Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday weighed in on recent remarks by Karl Rove about his wife Hillary’s health, laughing off suggestions that her health problems should be a major concern. [...]
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky may be the only Republican who can beat Hillary Clinton for president in 2016. [...]
The White House wanted Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to lie on Sunday talk shows to downplay the part Social Security played in driving the deficit, it was revealed today.
Geithner writes in his memoir Stress Test, out today, that the White House communications director asked him to downplay the long term cost of Social Security spending to mollify the Democratic Party's base. [...]
Mitch McConnell says, "We are going to crush them everywhere," and the party establishment is betting he's right. [...]
A group of mayors and business leaders from across the political spectrum is determined to prove that momentum is growing for a rewrite of the nation's immigration laws - even among conservatives. [...]
Interesting question and answer. Bernie Sanders query is predictable but Janet Yellen's response is not. Alan Greenspan no doubt would have answered in a way that allowed for multiple interpretations. But Yellen took the question with little equivocation. Here, quoting Yellen: So, all of the statistics on inequality that you've cited are ones that greatly concern me, and I think for the same reason that you're concerned about them. They can shape the... determine the ability of different ... [...]
According to the State Department’s estimate (January 2013), approximately 6.8 million Americans live abroad. Many more “accidental Americans” live outside the U.S. In the future, both may confront a powerful new weapon wielded by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
An “accidental American” is a person who lives in Canada (or another non-U.S. nation) and holds dual citizenship, whether or not he knows it. For example, it includes every Canadian child born to an American parent even if [...]
We need to be able to laugh t some of the stuff we read.
Here are some great cartoons from USNews [...]
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki will testify next week before a Senate committee in the wake of allegations that dozens of veterans died while waiting to receive medical attention.
Rumors that a secret electronic wait list, which purportedly shows that information from dozens of veterans was entered into computers at a Phoenix VA facility but not saved, surfaced after a retired doctor told CNN that the clinic kept an official list and a sham list of its patients. [...]
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The secretary of state said he should have used a different word. [...]