National Security Agency
"Can people come together to pass a bill?” the California Democrat asked.
The NSA leaker said the senator's outrage over alleged CIA spying was "concerning."
Vice Adm. Michael Rogers said the NSA needs to protect civil liberties and privacy.
Sen. Paul called it the largest class-action suit ever filed on behalf of the Bill of Rights.
A New York Republican says the NSA did not take proper internal security precautions.
An official told The New York Times that Snowden used a popular tool to get documents.
Merkel said revelations by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden hit with "great force."
The former NSA contractor claims in a new interview that his life is in danger.
A five-member board found the metadata collection program illegal and ineffective.
Officials are reportedly worried there is no way to end metadata collection within timeframe.
“I think that’s inexorably where we’re headed,” Schiff said on MSNBC.
Mike Morell said NSA employees have "looked at boyfriends or girlfriends."
Obama "was listening to those of us across the political spectrum,” Colorado senator said.
"The benefit of the debate he generated was not worth the damage done," Obama said.
"He was helped by others," the House Homeland Security chairman said.
The Democrat predicts congressional opponents won't be successful in shutting it down.
Michael Hayden said proposed reforms would “fundamentally preserve” controversial programs.
The House Intelligence chairman said Obama's plan is making people "scratch our heads."
The attorney general will be asked to testify about surveillance programs, Leahy said.
Obama pledged that American surveillance programs would no longer target German chancellor.
The New York Republican said Paul is "spreading fear" with his criticism of the NSA.
“That’s what we fought the Revolutionary War over,” Paul said about generalized warrants.
The Kentucky Republican stopped short of saying Snowden deserved clemency.
The New York Republican called The New York Times a "disgrace."
Anne-Marie Slaughter oversaw the Policy Planning Staff in Obama's State Department.
The revelation comes from a German magazine that has published documents from Edward Snowden.
Programs are akin to a "bulk warrant" that violates Constitution, Ben Wizner said.
"Edward Snowden should not be in Russia," Ben Wizner said.
“What Snowden is revealing … is the plumbing,” Hayden said.
Reps. Mike Rogers and Adam Schiff say al Qaeda was involved in deadly attack.
"It's time to have real reform, not a veneer of reform," the Colorado senator said.
Rogers also defended the NSA's surveillance program, which Snowden helped expose.
"Only the Supreme Court can resolve the question on the constitutionality," she said.
A top NSA official suggested the administration have a “conversation” about amnesty.
Rick Ledgett said it was "worth having a conversation."
The giants of the tech industry are uniting to wage a campaign for sweeping reforms.