Republicans blast Obama administration over handling of Snowden

Jun 25, 2013 Full story: Reuters 296

U.S. Republican lawmakers criticized the Obama administration on Tuesday for its handling of the case of Edward Snowden, chiding President Barack Obama for failing to get Russia and China to cooperate with the United States.

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Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#1 Jun 25, 2013
Too bad he can't write an Executive Order and MAKE them cooperate.

That's usually what he does when he can't get his way!!

<LOL>

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#2 Jun 25, 2013
If Holder really wanted Snowden, he could have had him in Singapore. This is just another non story to get the scandals off the front burners.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#3 Jun 25, 2013
The Administration needs to be blasted for
using private companies to do the intelligence
work that the U.S. government should be doing.
Privatized intel. Madness.
Kelly

Rochester, NY

#4 Jun 25, 2013
Hard to believe our government could hire some 1 million private contractors of which any or all could have gathered this information and made it public. A government than can find and destroy enemies with drones, gather information on all Americans. Snowden was on his job for 3 months, got and released information. Maybe or maybe not put us at more risk, but at the very least embarrassed this administration. Is he a hero or traitor? Only time will tell if his actions have caused us greater harm.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#5 Jun 25, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
Too bad he can't write an Executive Order and MAKE them cooperate.
That's usually what he does when he can't get his way!!
<LOL>
That's the only way he can get anything done.

The House is Republican and won't give an inch and in the
Senate the Repub minority used over 300 silent filibusters
to gum up the works.

Absolutely no cooperation.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#6 Jun 25, 2013
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
That's the only way he can get anything done.
The House is Republican and won't give an inch and in the
Senate the Repub minority used over 300 silent filibusters
to gum up the works.
Absolutely no cooperation.
prove it.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#7 Jun 25, 2013
Eleanor wrote:
Too bad he can't write an Executive Order and MAKE them cooperate.
That's usually what he does when he can't get his way!!
<LOL>
His opportunity to compel voter fraud like the last election has somewhat been snipped.

A landmark Supreme Court ruling that struck down a key part of the Voting Rights Act has set up a stand-off between Republican-led states and the Obama administration over controversial voting laws that until now had been stalled.

The 5-4 ruling on Tuesday addressed a 1960s-era provision that largely singled out states and districts in the South -- those with a history of discrimination -- and required them to seek federal permission to change their voting laws.

The court ruled that the formula determining which states are affected was unconstitutional.

In doing so, the court potentially opened the door for certain states to proceed with voter ID laws and other efforts that to date had been held up because of the Voting Rights Act. Prominent among those are voter identification laws in Alabama and Mississippi.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott also put out a lengthy statement vowing to proceed with both a voter ID law and potentially a new set of redistricting maps without federal oversight.

"Today's ruling ensures that Texas is no longer one of just a few states that must seek approval from the federal government before its election laws can take effect," he said. "With today's decision, the state's voter ID law will take effect immediately. Redistricting maps passed by the Legislature may also take effect without approval from the federal government."

Attorney General Eric Holder warned states against going too far. He said the Justice Department would not hesitate to take "swift" action against states looking to "take advantage" of the ruling.

He, like President Obama, said he was "deeply disappointed" in the decision, saying discriminatory practices live on and need to be addressed.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/06/25/su...
Lance Winslow

San Jose, CA

#8 Jun 25, 2013
Gary wrote:
The Administration needs to be blasted for
using private companies to do the intelligence
work that the U.S. government should be doing.
Privatized intel. Madness.
If Mitten were president, the work could have been contracted overseas.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#9 Jun 25, 2013
Lance Winslow wrote:
<quoted text>If Mitten were president, the work could have been contracted overseas.
Back on campaign trail, President Barack Obama in Colorado ...
www.9news.com/news/politics/297246/166/&#... ... Cached
Obama planned an evening rally in ... automakers General Motors and Chrysler are adding jobs in China at the expense ... to build cars for the Chinese market in China.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#10 Jun 25, 2013
Of course the Republicans blast Obama. Itís what they do. To them, everything that happens in government is an Obama scandal and they feign outrage, very loudly and with much fanfare.

This is not news. Itís a distraction to divert attention from Republican statements about masturbating fetuses and other nonsense.
See the Light

El Paso, TX

#11 Jun 25, 2013
Amberassed right now to be from America, since its laughed at by everyone Our enemies just ignore what ever ole big ears says. He is not a person to fear or respect. Dems got what they wanted.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#12 Jun 25, 2013
See the Light wrote:
Amberassed right now to be from America, since its laughed at by everyone Our enemies just ignore what ever ole big ears says. He is not a person to fear or respect. Dems got what they wanted.
One can only ďamberassĒ himself. Itís not the size of the ears, but what lies between them, that matters when it comes to respect. Itís only common decency to respect others with whom we may disagree. Please be illuminating.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#13 Jun 25, 2013
kuda wrote:
Of course the Republicans blast Obama. Itís what they do. To them, everything that happens in government is an Obama scandal and they feign outrage, very loudly and with much fanfare.
This is not news. Itís a distraction to divert attention from Republican statements about masturbating fetuses and other nonsense.
Where are these men going to work, their families, impact on cities and business and not to mention guting the military further than Carter did.
conservative crapola

Whitehall, PA

#15 Jun 25, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
off-topic dumbomumbojumbo
See the Light

El Paso, TX

#16 Jun 25, 2013
kuda wrote:
<quoted text>
One can only ďamberassĒ himself. Itís not the size of the ears, but what lies between them, that matters when it comes to respect. Itís only common decency to respect others with whom we may disagree. Please be illuminating.
Obama has done NOTHING to earn my respect.
sinic

Kerrville, TX

#17 Jun 25, 2013
RE: the comments by those in the article (the writer chose Obama's GOP critics) and those of you just being negative:

Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself.
Don't find fault, find a remedy.

Anybody suggest sending in Seal Team 6?
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#18 Jun 25, 2013
See the Light wrote:
<quoted text>Obama has done NOTHING to earn my respect.
Iím sorry to hear you believe that heís failed to serve you well, but thatís really not the point. Itís about having class and showing respect, which I assume is your interest based on you moniker. Insulting people for their physical appearance, while failing to recognize their assets, doesnít qualify as very illuminating. Iím confident that you could do it with some effort. Besides, why not ó what have you got to lose?
Fire the GOP

Saluda, VA

#21 Jun 25, 2013
Republicans can take their nosy big government spying "un"Patriot right-wing conservative act and shove it.

Go Snowden!
ima- Ilis Myka Ashanti

El Paso, TX

#23 Jun 25, 2013
what is ONE MORE FAILURE? ON TOP OF ALL THE OTHER FAILURES? worst commander in chief IN US HISTORY. POOR AMERICANS & COUNTRY. Anyone out there wanna vote for him a third time? pathetic!

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#24 Jun 25, 2013
Lance Winslow wrote:
<quoted text>If Mitten were president, the work could have been contracted overseas.
You haven't been paying attention. Snowden is now doing his work overseas. Did it occur to anyone but me that Snowden was always working for someone overseas? He didn't just leave America. He went home!

Try harder. This spy did his work on Obama's watch.

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