surveillance programs

Backers Of Surveillance Program Battle A Challenge
The White House and congressional backers of the National Security Agency's electronic surveillance program are warning that ending the massive collection of phone records from millions of Americans would put the nation at risk from another terrorist attack.
White House Urges Moscow to Expel Snowden to U.S.
President Barack Obama says the United States is following legal channels on how to bring National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden back to the U.S. He says the administration is working with other countries to make sure "the rule of law is observed."
Snowden Charged With Espionage, Theft in NSA Case
The former government intelligence contractor who says he revealed that the National Security Agency collects Americans' phone records and Internet data from U.S. communications companies has been charged with espionage and theft of government property.