Edward Snowden


Fri August 9, 2013

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: Obama's Surveillance Statement And Press Conference

Screencap of the President's statement on security and surveillence, he then took questions from the press in the East Room Friday.
White House YouTube.com


Fri August 9, 2013
The Two-Way

Obama Set For News Conference Friday Afternoon

President Obama at the White House on Thursday.
Kevin Dietsch UPI /Landov

President Obama is set to hold a news conference at the White House on Friday at 3 p.m. ET — his first such formal give-and-take with the press corps since "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden starting spilling secrets about National Security Agency surveillance programs in June.

So we should expect questions about Snowden, spying and civil liberties, as well as strained relations with Russia, the economy and other subjects.

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Thu August 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Email Service Allegedly Used By Edward Snowden Is Shut Down

Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 4:17 pm

The free email service Lavabit allowed users to send encrypted emails.


Wed August 7, 2013
The Two-Way

3 Extradition Cases That Help Explain U.S.-Russia Relations

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 2:30 pm

A Russian police officer watches a protester during a rally in front of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow in September 2004. Some 500 protesters demanded the extradition of Ilyas Akhmadov from the United States.
Alexander Nemenov AFP/Getty Images

Earlier today, diplomatic relations between the United States and Russia suffered a substantial blow, when President Obama pulled out a of planned bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in September.

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Wed August 7, 2013
The Two-Way

Obama Cancels One-On-One Meeting With Putin

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 8:12 am

Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Obama when they sat down together in June at a G8 summit in Northern Ireland.
Alexi Nikolsky EPA /LANDOV

President Obama has canceled a one-on-one September summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the White House says.

It's the most dramatic effect so far on U.S.-Russian relations in the wake of Russia's decision to grant "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden temporary asylum while he tries to get safe haven in some third country.

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