Immigration bill passes first test vote in Senate
A sweeping, White House-backed immigration bill cleared its first procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate. Sources say that even some senators who have expressed opposition to the bill as currently written voted to allow the debate to go ahead.
'Pardon Edward Snowden' petition seeks White House response
A petition to pardon Edward Snowden, who has acknowledged leaking secret documents from the U.S. National Security Agency, attracted more than 22,000 electronic signatures one day after it was posted on the White House website.
NSA whistleblower revealed as Edward Snowden, 29-year-old ex-CIA employee
The source of the National Security Agency intelligence leaks that rocked the White House last week was revealed on Sunday by the Guardian as Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of NSA defense contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. Snowden, who was interviewed by the newspaper in his hotel room in Hong Kong, where he is hiding, said he has no regrets about going public with information about the NSA's controversial domestic surveillance programs, even if he never sees his family again.