Posts Tagged ‘obama’

Obama’s Path From Critic to Overseer of Spying

(Media Release) WASHINGTON — As a young lawmaker defining himself as a presidential candidate,Barack Obama visited a center for scholars in August 2007 to give a speech on terrorism. He described a surveillance state run amok and vowed to rein it in. “That means no more illegal wiretapping of American citizens,” he declared. “No more national […]

Should New Limits Be Put on N.S.A. Surveillance?

(Media Release) Re “U.S. and Britain Extended Spying to 1,000 Targets” (front page, Dec. 21): The National Security Agency scandal is not the mass violation of our privacy that the news media claims. First, the telephone data stored on N.S.A. computers is limited to logging when and where calls were made, not the content of […]

In Tech Buying, U.S. Still Stuck in Last Century

(Media Release) WASHINGTON — Four years after President Obama vowed to “dramatically reform the way we do business on contracts,” the spectacular failure of the HealthCare.gov website has renewed calls for changes in how the government hires and manages private technology companies. But despite Mr. Obama’s promises in the last two months to “leap into […]

A Legacy in the Balance on Surveillance Policies

Media Release WASHINGTON — For President Obama, the proposed overhaul of the American surveillance state confronts him with a fundamental choice: Will he become the commander in chief many expected in 2008 or remain the one he became in 2009? Or is there a balance in between? At the heart of the report by a White […]

IMF head warns US debt crisis threatens world economy

Free pr online Free Press Release Submissions and Press Release Distribution IMF managing director Christine Lagarde says failure to raise the US debt ceiling would be a far worse threat to the global economy than the current shutdown. The shutdown is due to a budget standoff between President Barack Obama and Congress. But a worse problem […]

Putin’s jabs strike home

Ouch. Vladimir Putin threw his fellow president a lifeline this week. But while President Obama is still coming up for air, the Russian presses home his advantage by delivering a stern lecture on the dangers of going swimming in dark and dangerous waters. Mr Putin’s opinion piece in the New York Times is a savage dissection […]

Obama decries UN ‘paralysis’ over Syria

US president makes case for strikes against regime targets, as Putin says Russia “will help” Assad if action launched. US President Barack Obama has reiterated his case for “limited” military strikes to be launched against the Syrian regime after its alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians, even as Russian President Vladimir Putin has said his […]

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