Everything You Need to Know About NSA Snooping Scandal

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  • It Doesn't End There
  • "Reprehensible"
  • What Is the White House Saying?
  • What Does Congress Think?
  • Do All Lawmakers Share That View?
  • The Gray Lady Seethes
  • Can They Hear Me Now?
  • A Necessary Evil
  • Watching Big Brother Watching You
  • Tighter Reins
  • Housing Wanted
  • Two Degrees of Separation
  • Hands Off
  • By Committee
  • Hold the Phone
  • Whistleblower Revealed
  • What Exactly Is Verizon Collecting?
  • Who Approved the Order?
  • I'm a Verizon Customer. Am I Being Bugged?
  • What's the Point?
  • What Happens to the Records?
  • Bush Did it First
  • Are Verizon Customers the Only Ones Affected?

What Is the White House Saying?

"I came in with a healthy skepticism about these programs. My team evaluated them. We scrubbed them thoroughly. We actually expanded some of the oversight, increased some of the safeguards. But my assessment and my team's assessment was that they help us prevent terrorist attacks," President Obama said on June 7.

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