He has injected substance and purpose to the presidential campaign.
There appears to be a major shift in surveillance and counterterror policies on the horizon.
Without it, the baseline for any future legislation would have been expansive NSA power.
He may not have much choice but to go along with NSA reformers due to a condensed calendar.
Christie also urged lawmakers to reauthorize the Patriot Act.
"My preference is always to actually get legislation passed," Obama said.
Minor changes to the nation’s spying laws aren’t earning plaudits from civil libertarians.
Snowden also pointed to attacks in Spain, London and Boston.
Civil libertarians hope to force changes when part of the Patriot Act sunsets in June.
The Senate Democrat is pushing a bill to ban guaranteed government access to electronic devices.
The programs are very similar to controversial ones in the U.S.
Germany and Brazil pushed for the measure, which the U.S. did not support.
The only question now is how far the 2016 hopeful will go to kill the law.
There is virtually no privacy left in America.
The 2016 hopeful is speaking out against "a direct violation of the fourth amendment."
Seven groups wrote a letter to congressional leaders supporting the USA Freedom Act.
“I'm not willing to lay over and play dead on trade.” the Senate minority leader said.
Military infrastructure is vulnerable to cyberattacks, said Ashton Carter.
Rubio drew the ire of Rep. Polis (D-Colo.) by defending surveillance programs.
“While some have moved on ... I haven’t,” Obama said.
It's the "first public court challenge" to the NSA's Internet surveillance.
ObamaCare, EPA regulations and potentially gay marriage face court challenges.
Wyden: "Stop recklessly pushing for new ways to vacuum up Americans’ private information."
A subsidiary of London-based Vodafone facilitates most of the program.