• June 14, 2013  

    In other news Friday, millions of Iranians headed to the polls to vote for a new president. Despite international criticism over the election process, long lines of men and women could be seen at polling stations across Iran. Also, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with protesters over the fate of an Istanbul park. Continue reading

  • June 14, 2013  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks analyze the week’s top political news with Judy Woodruff, including the Obama administration’s decision to provide aid to Syrian rebels, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and American attitudes towards domestic surveillance. Continue reading

  • June 7, 2013  

    President Barack Obama defended the NSA’s secret mining of Americans’ phone calls, web use and credit card transactions, saying intelligence officials use the information to find leads and prevent terrorism. The president reiterated the government is not listening in on calls or scrutinizing content. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • June 7, 2013  

    Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the week’s political news with Judy Woodruff, including the NSA’s secret collection of phone, Internet and credit card data, foreign policy staff changes in the Obama administration and the special election to replace late Sen. Frank Lautenberg. Continue reading

  • May 8, 2013  

    In other news Wednesday, the Obama administration may approve a revamp of surveillance laws, making it easier to wiretap online conversations. Technology companies oppose it, saying it would open systems to hackers. Also, South Korean President Park Guen-hye told Congress North Korea must get rid of nuclear weapons. Continue reading

  • April 18, 2013  

    The increased domestic use of small unmanned aerial devices known as drones have spurred enthusiasm from law enforcement officials to amateur photographers. But the evolving use of the technology has also triggered privacy concerns. Hari Sreenivasan reports on the debate surrounding acceptable uses of domestic drones. Continue reading

  • October 29, 2012  

    In other news Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments challenging parts of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The case was brought to the court over an expansion of the law that some are concerned gives government too much power to eavesdrop and spy on innocent U.S. citizens when targeting foreign suspects. Continue reading

  • February 28, 2012  

    The White House helped fund a police surveillance effort of Muslims in the New York City area after 9/11, The Associated Press revealed Monday. The operation, part of a monitoring story that emerged last summer, triggered immediate criticism from civil rights groups. Ray Suarez speaks with the AP’s Matt Apuzzo. Continue reading

  • November 8, 2011  

    Can the government track a suspect using a GPS device without a warrant? That question was at the center of a high-profile case before the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Judy Woodruff discusses the oral arguments in the case with the National Law Journal’s Marcia Coyle. Continue reading

  • December 30, 2009  

    Margaret Warner chats with author Kati Marton about her book “Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America,” which looks at the human cost of the Cold War. Continue reading