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Obama Awards Civil War Medal of Honor
First Lieutenant Alonzo Cushing was decorated today with the nation's highest military honor -- more than 150 years after he was shot three times and later killed by Confederate forces in the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg. President Obama made a rare presentation of the Medal of Honor to a Civil War
Stealth Surprises in NSA Report Take on Non-NSA Spying
What Do FBI's 'National Security Letters' Do? What Was That About US Hacking Bank Accounts?
President Obama's Own Experts Recommend End to NSA Phone Data Spying
Report: 'Americans Must Never Make the Mistake of Wholly "Trusting" Our Public Officials'
What's Next for the Embattled NSA Surveillance Program
U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Leon sent a stern warning to the government Monday when he ruled that a National Security Agency surveillance program is likely unconstitutional. Just after barring the U.S. intelligence agency from collecting the personal data of two of the plaintiffs...
Boehner Says U.S. Intel Policy Is 'Imbalanced'
House Speaker John Boehner said today that the policy governing U.S. surveillance of foreign allies is currently “imbalanced” and that there must be a “thorough” review. “I don’t think there’s any question that there needs to be review, there ought to be review, and it...
On Voting Rights Act, NAACP President Hopes Boehner Will 'Look Into the Eyes of John Lewis'
NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous says he’s hopeful that Republicans in Congress will join with Democrats to repair the Voting Rights Act. “I’m heartened by the signals that Majority Leader [Eric] Cantor has sent that he might be willing to support [altering the Voting...
GOP Official: March on Washington Organizers Ignored Suggestions
Republican Party officials reached out to organizers of this week’s March on Washington commemoration with a series of suggestions for possible GOP speakers, but several of the people they recommended were never contacted with invitations to speak, according to Republican National Committee ...
Growing Bipartisan Coalition Urges Obama to Seek Congressional Authorization for Syrian Strike
A growing bipartisan coalition in Congress is coming together to “strongly urge” President Obama “to consult and receive authorization from Congress before ordering the use of U.S. military force in Syria.” In a letter that will be sent to the president later today, Rep. Scott...
Voting Rights Fix Tests Civil Rights Movement's Strength
The same Voting Rights Act that grew partially from the March on Washington 50 years ago into one of the most successful civil rights-era laws has become a source of rancor, even straining the traditional coalition of Republicans and Democrats who have come together in favor of such vigilance.
Obamacare's Biggest Fan (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES OBAMA ON OBAMACARE: President Obama kicks off a public push to highlight the cost savings of his health care legislation today with remarks touting $500 million in rebates that go out this summer, ABC’s MARY BRUCE notes. This morning at...