In response to documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor, Edward J. Snowden, the congressional committees in charge of overseeing the government’s intelligence operations have come to the defense of the surveillance and data collection programs, and the agencies that administer them. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence have rejected attempts to reform the programs while advancinglegislation to bolster their legal status and providing a funding boost to the National Security Agency (NSA) to protect their secrecy.
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Laguna Pueblo is raising concerns about a provision in the Navajo Nation’s proposed new gaming compact with the state of New Mexico that would let the Navajos have two additional casinos.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican senate committee on Saturday proposed the most dramatic oil reform in decades that would open the country’s beleaguered, state-run sector to private companies and investment.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Barring uncharacteristically swift work by Congress, more than a million victims of the recession will lose long-term unemployment benefits over the holidays, the price of milk could shoot up in late winter and government payments might fall sharply for doctors who treat Medicare patients.