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5 major NSA spying task force recommendations

12/19/2013 1:54am
Five major recommendations from the 46 proposals by the Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technology to change National Security Agency surveillance programs and other intelligence and counterterrorism operations:

White House greets budget deal with caution, hope

12/19/2013 1:56am
There were no champagne corks popping at the White House after Congress passed a two-year budget deal, no declarations of a new era of cooperation in President Barack Obama's second term.

A look at the congressional budget agreement

12/19/2013 1:57am
The budget agreement passed by Congress sets spending limits for two years and averts a possible government shutdown in January. It increases government deficits in 2014 and 2015 but reduces them over 10 years by a total of $23 billion.

White House threatens to veto Iran sanctions bill

12/19/2013 1:39pm
The White House says it would veto new congressional legislation that would toughen sanctions against Iran.

Obama deploys small military group to South Sudan

12/19/2013 5:36pm
President Barack Obama has deployed a small military contingent to South Sudan to help bolster security at the U.S. Embassy amid escalating violence.

Commutations and pardons granted by Obama

12/19/2013 5:55pm
President Barack Obama on Thursday commuted the sentences of eight people convicted of crimes related to selling drugs:

Obama commutes sentences for 8 drug convictions

12/19/2013 6:12pm
President Barack Obama on Thursday commuted the sentences of eight people he said were serving unduly harsh drug sentences in the most expansive use yet of his power to free inmates.