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Congress Approves Bill To Overhaul NSA Phone Record Collection Program

The Senate passed a bill called the USA Freedom Act on Tuesday limiting the National Security Agency from collecting the phone records of American citizens, CNN reported. President Barack Obama says that he will sign the bill into law as soon as possible. Show More Summary

Obama signs bill reforming surveillance program

By Patricia Zengerle and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama signed into law on Tuesday legislation passed by Congress earlier in the day reforming a government surveillance program that swept up millions of Americans' telephone records. Show More Summary

Obama's Administration Forces Watchdog to 'File Nearly 225 FOIA Lawsuits'

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton says that the organization has been forced to file hundreds of lawsuits against the administration of US President Barack Obama for the White House’s failure to fulfil Freedom of Information Act requests.

Senate passes bill to rein in NSA surveillance powers

3 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed legislation reforming a government surveillance program that swept up millions of Americans’ telephone records, sending the bill to the White House for President Barack Obama to sign into law. Reversing security policy in place since shortly after the Sept....

Go Figure: Obama Still Confident in TSA, Even With Its 95% Failure Rate

President Barack Obama is still confident in the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), despite agents’ consistent failure in identifying and preventing undercover agents from transporting weapons through the United States’ busiest airports.

Congress sends NSA phone-records bill to Obama

Two days after Congress let the phone-records and several other anti-terror programs expire, the Senate's 67-32 vote sent the legislation to President Barack Obama, who planned to sign it promptly. Continue reading ? The post Congress sends NSA phone-records bill to Obama appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Bill to Limit Domestic Spy Programs Passes U.S. Congress

6 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed a bill reforming a government domestic spying program that swept up millions of Americans' telephone records, sending the bill to the White House for President Barack Obama to sign into law. Reversing U.S. Show More Summary

Obama's Trade Agenda Rewards U.S. Companies That Profit From Slavery

6 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's effort to include Malaysia in a major pending trade pact has baffled human rights advocates, who see it as a reward for a regime with one of the world's worst human trafficking records. But theShow More Summary

Obama awards posthumous Medals of Honor to World War One soldiers

6 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday awarded posthumous Medals of Honor to two soldiers from World War One, one an African American and the other a Jew, who arguably were denied the honor earlier because of discrimination. Show More Summary

Despite Losing Twitter Record, Obama Praises Jenner’s ‘Tremendous Courage’

7 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Along with the debut of her Vanity Fair cover on Monday, Caitlyn Jenner also managed to break President Barack Obama's Twitter record, becoming the new fastest person to reach 1 million followers in just over four hours.

Obama: Netanyahu stance on Palestine endangers Israel's credibility

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's conditions for diplomacy that might lead to Palestinian statehood put Israel's credibility in question, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday.

Obama Awards Jewish and Black WWI Veterans Posthumous Medals of Honor

10 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

A black veteran and a Jewish veteran have been posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor nearly 100 years after performing acts of bravery and sacrifice during World War I. President Barack Obama awarded Army Private Henry Johnson and Army Sergeant William Shemin the highest military honor the U.S. Show More Summary

Obama To Deliver Eulogy At Beau Biden's Funeral

10 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON, June 2 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy at a funeral Mass for Beau Biden on Saturday in Wilmington, Delaware, the White House said on Tuesday. Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden and former Delaware attorney general, died on Saturday at age 46 after battling brain cancer. Show More Summary

President Obama Takes An Encouraging First Step In Curbing Antibiotics In Meat

11 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's effort to curb the use of antibiotics in meat is starting with his own employees. The White House said Tuesday that many federal cafeterias will start buying meat and poultry produced with fewer antibiotics later this year. Show More Summary

Is ISIS Winning?

17 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

It has been nine months since President Barack Obama set forth a policy—“degrade and destroy”—for dealing with the Islamic State (ISIS), the radical group that emerged as the successor to Al-Qaeda in Iraq. In that time, despite daily...Show More Summary

Jon Stewart rips grandstanding on surveillance: If the Patriot Act doesn’t work — why keep spying?

23 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Jon Stewart mocked lawmakers and President Barack Obama for trying to scare Americans into supporting the Patriot Act. He played clips of several senators blasting Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who forced the expiration of some provisions of the legislation passed in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001,...

President Barack Obama Praises Caitlyn Jenner

The President of the United States, like millions of other people, tweeted Caitlyn Jenner today after the unveiling of the cover of Vanity Fair. After enduring hours of facial-feminization surgery, breast augmentation, and hormone therapy,...Show More Summary

Obama Defends Iranian Nuclear Negotiations: 'A Military Solution Will Not Fix It'

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S President Barack Obama reached out to a skeptical Israeli public in an interview aired Monday saying that only an agreement, not military action, can prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. Obama said: "I can,...Show More Summary

Caitlyn Jenner Breaks Record, Reaches 1 Million Twitter Followers Faster than Obama

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

When President Barack Obama launched his new @POTUS Twitter account last month, it quickly broke the world record for fastest to reach 1 million followers in just under five hours. Today, Caitlyn Jenner broke that record, reaching that milestone in just over four hours.

Obama Calls for End to Aggressive Land Reclamation Projects in South China Sea

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Monday that land reclamation projects in the South China Sea are unproductive and called for an end to aggressive action in the region. "We think that land reclamation, aggressive...Show More Summary

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