Edward Snowden

  • July 12, 2013  

    For the first time in weeks, it was confirmed that NSA leaker Edward Snowden is in Moscow. Ray Suarez talks to Ellen Barry of the New York Times about Snowden’s dwindling options, his defense of his actions and what conditions Russia may enforce in order to agree to hosting him. Continue reading

  • July 8, 2013  

    In other news Monday, The Guardian has released comments made by Edward Snowden in an interview with the newspaper before the U.S. began efforts to find and prosecute him. Over the weekend Snowden was offered asylum in Venezuela, Bolivia, and Nicaragua. Also, an Alaskan air taxi crashed on Sunday, killing all 10 people on board. Continue reading

  • July 3, 2013  

    Returning from a summit in Russia, the plane of Bolivian President Evo Morales was searched in Vienna after being suspected of harboring fugitive Edward Snowden. The NSA whistleblower is reportedly still in the transit area of the Moscow airport. Ray Suarez reports on the search for Snowden and the diplomatic fallout in Europe. Continue reading

  • July 3, 2013  

    Though some have used Edward Snowden as an outlet to antagonize the U.S., no country has yet offered him asylum. Ray Suarez talks to P.J. Crowley, former assistant secretary of state for public affairs, and James Lewis of the Center for Strategic and International Studies about the diplomatic fallout over the NSA leaks. Continue reading

  • July 2, 2013  

    In other news Tuesday, NSA leaker Edward Snowden has reportedly attempted to seek asylum from 20 countries without success yet. Snowden had his U.S. passport revoked and American officials want him extradited. Also, the Obama administration announced it is delaying the employer mandate portion of the health care law until 2015. Continue reading

  • July 1, 2013  

    Two European newspapers reported that the National Security Agency allegedly bugged European Union offices and Asian partner nations, based on further leaks by former CIA contractor Edward Snowden. Ray Suarez reports on how U.S. and foreign officials are responding to the revelations and how that news might affect relations. Continue reading

  • June 28, 2013  

    Lonnie Snowden, the father of the former CIA contractor Edward Snowden, came to the defense of his son on NBC News, saying his son is not a traitor. Edward, whose U.S. passport has been revoked, is believed to still be in the transit area of a Moscow airport, out of sight since leaving Hong Kong. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading

  • June 28, 2013  

    According to The Washington Post, the NSA cultivated relationships with phone companies and Internet providers to obtain domestic records after the 9/11 attacks. Ray Suarez talks to Barton Gellman, a journalist and senior fellow at The Century Foundation, for more on these NSA findings and an update on Edward Snowden. Continue reading

  • June 27, 2013  

    In other news Thursday, the Obama administration suspended trade benefits for Bangladesh following two garment factory disasters within the past year. More than 1,200 people died because of poor working conditions. Also, surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was indicted on 30 federal and 15 state counts. Continue reading

  • June 25, 2013  

    In other news Tuesday, the diplomatic dispute over NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden escalated as Russia refused U.S. appeals to hand him over. Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed Snowden’s whereabouts in a news conference. Also, the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Boston Bruins to win their second Stanley Cup in four seasons. Continue reading

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