10/30/2013 8:57amWhen President Barack Obama visited Berlin in June, German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a point of showing him a balcony in her office overlooking train tracks that crossed the border of her once-divided country _ a symbol of her upbringing on the east side of the divide, where eavesdropping by secret police was rampant during the Cold War.
10/30/2013 2:06pmWhen it comes to the Internet, the Obama administration appears simultaneously to be a bungling amateur and a stealthy wizard. The same federal government that apparently intercepted communications to and from Google and Yahoo data centers without leaving a trace is facing scorn because it can't put together a working website for health care.
10/30/2013 4:48pmVice President Joe Biden is apologizing to Americans that the website for new health care exchanges wasn't ready to go when it launched on Oct. 1.
10/30/2013 5:03pmHis voice thick with emotion, Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday again toured the National Domestic Violence Hotline he helped create, calling victims of such abuse "prisoners in plain sight."