New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly criticized the federal government, saying officials should have been more up front about the surveillance program they were running before a contractor with the National Security Agency, Edward Snowden, leaked details about it.
Newly declared mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner said he has seen no evidence that the New York Police Department's anti-terrorism surveillance program focusing on Muslim groups has done anything illegal or unconstitutional.(1)
At a rainy press conference in the Rose Garden this afternoon, President Obama said it was time to revisit a federal media shield law, in the wake of revelations that the Department of Justice obtained a broad swath of phone records of reporters for the Associated Press.
Sen. Chuck Schumer plans to reintroduce a media shield bill that would allow media organizations to appeal to a federal judge before being forced to submit records and sources to government investigators.
Rep. Charlie Rangel would like President Obama to offer a better explanation for why the Justice Department collected phone records for the Associated Press.
Asked about a Schumer bill that might have protected the AP, the White House says it's 'complicated'
White House press secretary Jay Carney said at least a dozen times at a press briefing today that President Obama believes in reporters' unfettered right to pursue investigative stories.
This past weekend, for the first time I can recall, mayoral candidate appeared at a forum organized by Muslim and Arab groups. It took place at N.Y.U. on Sunday and lasted more than an hour.
Hours before a televised debate with her rivals in the Democratic primary for mayor, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced plans to hire 500 more police officers, create a panic button for residents to use while being assaulted, expand counter terrorism training to sanitation and transit workers, and create an app to allow people to send texts and photos of suspicious activity directly to the city police.
Rep. Peter King wants the F.B.I.'s investigation into the Boston bombings to produce a more systematic focus on the Muslim community.
More on John Liu's unexpected inroads with Muslim voters.
Some activists opposed to the New York Police Department's program of monitoring Muslim businesses, schools and houses of worship have a message for imams.(1)
Over the last couple of days, news outlets have been rolling out their plans for covering Barack Obama's second swearing in as President of the United States on Monday at the National Mall, where the crowd this time around is expected to swell as high as 800,000.
Ray Kelly, the New York Police Department commissioner, gave a wide-ranging interview to the Queens Chronicle which seemed motivated in part by a desire to correct what he considers inaccuracies in the public record.
As part of Moody's move back to Fox, the network is absorbing Newscore, the internal News Corp. wire service that Moody has been running since its inception in 2008.
The insurgent and curiously-named local news site picked up six wins in the annual journalism competition. That's more than any other outlet except for the Associated Press, which also won in six categories, including the topmost Golden Keyboard Award for its series on the NYPD's conterversial Muslim surveillance program.