Wednesday, December 18, 2013

NSA to Stasi

Merkel compared NSA to Stasi in heated encounter with Obama

German chancellor furious after revelations US intelligence agency listened in on her personal mobile phone
Angela Merkel, with Germany's finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble
Angela Merkel, with Germany's finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, was enraged at hearing the NSA tapped her personal mobile. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Today's Markets

Stocks Close at Record Highs as Fed Steps Back

Updated Dec. 18, 2013 4:45 p.m. ET
NEW YORK—The Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied to a record close, as investors took the Federal Reserve's modest paring of its signature bond-buying program as a sign the economy continues to heal.

Former NSA and CIA Director Michael Hayden told Newsmax on Wednesday that White House intelligence officials will have to "man up" and tell President Barack Obama which recommendations from a presidential advisory panel on the agency's surveillance activities could jeopardize national security. [Full Story]

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