Articles by Pema Levy
- Obama Compares NSA Surveillance To Airport Security Checks
June 17 2013 5:26 PM
President Obama again defended the government's surveillance programs. But he also conceded that secrecy is a "legitimate concern."
- Snowden: NSA Running Biggest Suspicionless Surveillance Program In Human History
June 17 2013 11:31 AM
Live updates from confessed leaker Edward Snowden's Q&A. He said that no matter what happens to him, more revelations are coming.
- Seven Questions for NSA Leaker Edward Snowden
June 17 2013 10:57 AM
Edward Snowden will hold a Q&A with readers of the Guardian newspaper. Here are seven questions we'd like to have answered.
- Obama To Appoint Lawyer To Oversee Guantanamo Closure
June 17 2013 10:18 AM
Following up on his promise to close the prison, President Obama has selected Washington lawyer Clifford Sloan to lead the effort.
- Syria: Risk Of Arming Rebels Depends On Weapons Type
June 14 2013 4:29 PM
In arming Syrian rebels, the White House faces the difficult situation of risking proliferation or providing ineffective weapons.
- In Shift, US Will Arm Syrian Rebels
June 14 2013 10:34 AM
The decision comes after the U.S. and its allies determined that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons.
- A New Political Landscape On American Guns
June 14 2013 5:51 AM
The Newtown, Conn., shooting added more strength to gun control activists than any event in recent history.
- Anti-Immigration Reform Union Pushing To Amend Senate Bill
June 12 2013 6:22 PM
With immigration reform now on the Senate floor, an opponent of the bill is trying to get Republican senators to push more security provisions.
- Another GOP Rep. Makes A Rape Gaffe
June 12 2013 5:14 PM
Conjuring memories of Todd Akin, another GOP Congressman on Wednesday says the rate of pregnancy from rape is "very low."
- Ron Paul Worried About Drone Strike On Snowden
June 12 2013 1:42 PM
The question of who the U.S. government can target with drones, including its own citizens, has been hotly debated in recent months.
- ACLU Case Could Be Tip Of The Iceberg
June 11 2013 6:33 PM
Edward Snowden's leak of sweeping NSA surveillance has opened provisions of the Patriot Act to legal scrutiny for the first time.
- Loopholes Exclude Contractors Like Snowden From Whistle-blower Protections
June 11 2013 3:57 PM
Unlike their U.S. government employees, intelligence contractors lack whistle-blower protections -- which could make leaks more common.
- NSA Leaks Raise Questions About US Government Contractors
June 11 2013 5:47 AM
The leak of NSA documents from a contract employee raises questions about the role of private firms in gathering intelligence.
- Will NSA Leaks Harm The Privacy Cause?
June 10 2013 2:29 PM
Now that Americans are learning about the extent of the U.S. government's surveillance activities, they might accept these intrusive tactics.
- Congressman Calls For Extradition Of NSA Leaker
June 09 2013 8:23 PM
U.S. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., has called for NSA leaker Edward Snowden to be prosecuted "to the fullest extent of the law."
- Can Any President Rein In Government Surveillance?
June 08 2013 9:02 AM
As a candidate, Obama promised not to compromise civil liberties, but as president, he defends broad governmental surveillance programs.
- Who's Responsible For All The Mass Surveillance?
June 07 2013 2:35 PM
Congress may have been aware of the massive data collection, but the administration may have taken its authority beyond what was intended.
- Patriot Act Supporters At Odds Over NSA Phone Records Collection
June 06 2013 2:21 PM
The revelation that the U.S. government collects phone records of millions of Americans under the Patriot Act has divided the law's supporters.
- White House Defends Mass Phone Data Collection
June 06 2013 9:41 AM
The Obama administration said its mass collection of phone records is a critical tool in protecting against terror threats, AP reported.
- Some Republicans' Latest Comments On Women Stir Up Outrage
June 05 2013 5:50 PM
Despite trying to repair the GOP's image with women, recent comments from some Republicans show the effort is still a work in progress.