Month – July 2013

Can Egypt's most popular man bring stability? - CBS News

Can Egypt's most popular man bring stability?CBS News(CBS News) Cairo — For weeks, Morsi's supporters from the Muslim Brotherhood have been staging sit-ins. On Wednesday, Egypt's new leaders ordered the police to clear the protesters out. With another deadly crackdown looming, one man could determine …Egypt Decrees That Pro-Morsi Sit-Ins Be DispersedNew York Times (blog)Egypt […]

Obama's ATF Nominee Nears Approval - Wall Street Journal

Obama's ATF Nominee Nears ApprovalWall Street JournalWASHINGTON—The Obama administration's nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives cleared the main hurdle to confirmation on Wednesday after an unusual flurry of public lobbying led one Republican senator to change …Senate Dems approves Obama's ATF nominee, thanks to a switch and a long …Minneapolis […]

Kohn Is Policy Pragmatist Who Helped Bernanke Navigate Crisis - Bloomberg

Kohn Is Policy Pragmatist Who Helped Bernanke Navigate CrisisBloombergDonald Kohn, named today as a potential nominee for the Federal Reserve chairmanship, is a policy pragmatist who helped Chairman Ben S. Bernanke navigate the financial crisis. Unlike Janet Yellen and Lawrence Summers, two other candidates for the …Obama Calls Summers Criticism Unfair, House Lawmakers SaySan Francisco […]

Zimbabwe election: Votes counted after 'orderly' polls - BBC News

Zimbabwe election: Votes counted after 'orderly' pollsBBC NewsTurnout was high in a fierce contest between President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF and PM Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC. Some polling stations remained open into the evening to allow those already queuing at closing time to cast votes. Mr Mugabe, 89, has said …Vote Counting Under Way in Zimbabwe's Presidential […]

NSA chief Alexander defends PRISM, deflects hecklers - USA TODAY

NSA chief Alexander defends PRISM, deflects hecklersUSA TODAYSHARE 51 CONNECT 22 TWEET 7 COMMENTEMAILMORE. LAS VEGAS – Hecklers at the Black Hat security conference didn't stop the head of the National Security Agency from staunchly defending the nation's controversial PRISM surveillance program.NSA chief asks a skeptical crowd of hackers to help agency do its jobWashington […]

As Zimbabwe counts ballots, police warn against leaked election results - Reuters

As Zimbabwe counts ballots, police warn against leaked election resultsReutersBy Stella Mapenzauswa. HARARE | Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:09pm EDT. HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe police vowed to crack down on any attempts to leak early results from Tuesday's vote, complicating plans by some civic groups to pre-empt official …Zimbabwe election: Votes counted after 'orderly' pollsBBC […]

How the NSA's XKeyscore program works - NBCNews.com (blog)

How the NSA's XKeyscore program worksNBCNews.com (blog)Until Wednesday morning, you'd probably never heard of something called “XKeyscore,” a program that the National Security Administration itself describes as its “widest reaching” means of gathering data from across the Internet. According to reports shared …Secret documents on NSA surveillance released: Is there anything new?Christian Science MonitorNew Snowden […]

Fed keeps easy money flowing for now - USA TODAY

Fed keeps easy money flowing for nowUSA TODAYThe Federal Reserve will continue to buy $85 billion a month in Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities to put downward pressure on long-term interest rates. federal-reserve-bldg. Federal Reserve policymakers are meeting to discuss monetary …Fed Leaves Bond Buys in Place, Moderates Description of EconomyWall Street JournalFOMC Keeps QE […]