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  1. Is Edward Snowden Working with the Russians?

    By David Francis | Jan 19, 2014

    A key House lawmaker took to the Sunday shows to make a stunning allegation – NSA leaker Edward Snowden was working hand-in-hand with Russia intelligence when he stole some 1.7 million classified documents from the United States.    Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), chair...

  2. How Edward Snowden Changed the Habits of a Terrorist

    By David Francis | May 29, 2014

    Controversial NSA leaker Edward Snowden has spoken to the press before. Last night he took his act primetime, sitting down for an interview with NBC’s Brian Williams to defend his actions. It’s the first time that many Americans will actually see and hear Snowden speak,...

  3. Three Reasons Edward Snowden Can’t Stop the NSA

    By David Francis | Feb 16, 2014

    The hard-to-believe story of Edward Snowden got a little more unbelievable last week, when an NSA memo revealed that a civilian employee at the agency resigned after it was learned Snowden had persuaded him to share his security password.  “At Mr. Snowden’s request,...

  4. Snowden Plays the Foil in Putin’s Russian Spying Lie

    By David Francis | Apr 18, 2014

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is a fan of spectacle, whether it is military parades through Moscow or the 2014 Olympic games in Sochi. He believes these spectacles show off Russian power while positioning him as the man who wields it. Today, NSA leaker Edward Snowden...

  5. And the Nobel Peace Prize Goes to… Edward Snowden!

    By David Francis | Jan 30, 2014

    President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” according to the Nobel Foundation. He had been in office less than half a year when he won and was commanding American troops...

  6. NSA Says Snowden Leaks Put US Soldiers at Risk

    By Cindy Saine | Feb 05, 2014

    Top U.S. intelligence officials say leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden have put members of all branches of the U.S. military and other U.S. personnel abroad at risk, and that the Pentagon has had to make costly changes. The officials testified...

  7. The Enigmatic Edward Snowden Comes Out of the Cold

    By David Francis | Jan 23, 2014

    After quietly disappearing into Russia last August, NSA leaker Edward Snowden is slowly making his way back to the international stage.  First, there was an interview with The Washington Post and a recorded message to the British people last Christmas. Then, on Tuesday,...

  8. Here’s How Edward Snowden Got ‘Top Secret’ Clearance

    By David Francis | Jun 21, 2013

    A Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee met Thursday afternoon to examine the government’s process for granting security clearance. The purpose of the meeting was to figure out how someone like Edward Snowden, the NSA leaker, could get access to some of the most...

  9. Obama's Putin Policy: Flinch and Retreat

    By Patrick Smith | Aug 12, 2013

    Washington and Moscow have a lot to talk about, but President Obama canceled the scheduled one-on-one meeting with President Vladimir Putin next month, as the two had planned. The Syrian crisis, a multitude of questions concerning Iran, nuclear arms reductions,...

  10. Snowden to Putin: Principle or Propaganda?

    By Rob Garver | Apr 18, 2014

    Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, currently living in Russia, defended himself on Friday against charges that participation in a staged interview with President Vladimir Putin proved that he is simply a tool of the Russian state. In an op-ed in the Guardian newspaper,...

  11. Why Returning to the U.S. May be Snowden’s Best Bet

    By David Francis | Jul 25, 2013

    Fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden remained stuck in geopolitical limbo Wednesday, still stuck in the international zone of Moscow’s airport despite reports that he had the paperwork necessary to leave and stay in Russia.  It could take up to three months to...

  12. How Safe Will American Athletes Be at Sochi?

    By David Francis | Jan 26, 2014

    As the 2014 Winter Olympics draw closer, two lawmakers have raised red flags about the safety of U.S. athletes competing in Sochi. Speaking on the Sunday morning talk shows, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) and Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) said that they could not guarantee that Americans...

  13. Snowden, Seeking Asylum in Russia, Says ‘No Regrets’

    By Reuters | Jul 12, 2013

    Ex-intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, encamped at a Russian airport evading the reach of U.S. authorities, said on Friday he had sacrificed a comfortable life in disclosing U.S. spying secrets but had no regrets."A little over one month ago, I had family, a home in paradise,"...

  14. Edward Snowden Asks U.S. for a Fair Trial

    By Brianna Ehley, The Fiscal Times | Oct 12, 2014

    Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor and infamous leaker of the agency’s massive surveillance program, is again asking the government to allow him to return to the United States and stand trial for his alleged crimes. In an exclusive video interview with The New Yorker...

  15. Russia Throws U.S. a Gut Punch, Grants Snowden Amnesty

    By Jacqueline Leo | Aug 01, 2013

    The United States just got a giant punch in the gut from Russia.  After multiple pleas by to release fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden to American custody, the Putin administration has granted him a year’s asylum—renewable upon request—by fast tracking...

  16. 7 Insights from a Sadder but Wiser President Obama

    By Eric Pianin | Jan 20, 2014

    A sadder but wiser President Obama began his sixth full year in the White House on Monday still clinging to the shards of a once ambitious political agenda while acknowledging the limits of his power in Washington. With another State of the Union address just around the...

  17. Putin Just Took the Iron Curtain Out of Mothballs

    By David Francis | Aug 08, 2013

    Lon Snowden, the father of NSA leaker Edward Snowden, praised Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday for granting his son’s asylum request.   “President Vladimir Putin has stood firm. I respect strength and I respect courage," the elder Snowden said....

  18. How Edward Snowden Could Derail the Global Economy

    By David Francis | Jul 02, 2013

    NSA leaker Edward Snowden is at it again. This time, he’s leaking to the Germans. Over the weekend Der Spiegel magazine published a report indicating that the United States has been spying on its European allies, including Germany, France and Italy. Documents...

  19. John McCain Says Russians Deserve Better Than Putin

    By Thomas Grove | Sep 19, 2013

    Senator John McCain on Thursday accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of allying himself with tyrants and ruling through violence and repression, in a scathing retort to a New York Times editorial by Putin earlier this month. In an editorial published on news website...