Brian Williams, Edward Snowden
Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who last year leaked documents about classified government surveillance programs, told NBC News' Brian Williamsthat he considers himself a patriot in an interview that aired Wednesday night.
"I think patriot is a word that's thrown around so much that it can be devalued nowadays," Snowden said during the sit-down, which was his first on an American television network. "Being a patriot doesn't mean prioritizing service to government above all else. Being a patriot means knowing when to protect your country, knowing when to protect your Constitution, knowing when to protect your countrymen, from the violations of and encroachments of adversaries. And those adversaries don't have to be foreign countries."
Teresa Heinz Kerry, the wife of Secretary of State John Kerry, was released from the hospital Saturday, The Boston Globe reports. Kerry had been at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston for almost three weeks, following a seizure at her home in Nantucket, Mass.
Teresa Heinz Kerry
Teresa Heinz Kerry, the wife of Secretary of State John Kerry and the heir to the ketchup company fortune, suffered a grand mal seizure that sent her to the hospital on Sunday, a medical source who treated her tells NBC News.
Heinz Kerry, 74, was upgraded to...
Teresa Heinz Kerry
Teresa Heinz Kerry, the wife of Secretary of State John Kerry, was brought to a hospital near the family's vacation home on Nantucket Sunday after suffering an "unspecified medical condition," The Boston Globe reports.
Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton
President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared on 60 Minutes Sunday night to discuss Clinton's impending departure from the administration and the unlikely partnership the two forged after a contentious primary campaign in 2008.
Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama
President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will do their first joint interview for 60 Minutes. Steve Kroft will talk to Obama and Clinton at the White House Friday for the hour-long segment to be broadcast on ...
Just when Jon Lovett thought he was out of politics, they pulled him back in. The 30-year-old former stand-up comic toiled over speeches for President Obama for three years before he quit in September 2011 to pursue comedy writing in Hollywood. "The one thing I didn't want to do was a show about the White House," he says. "I was too close to it." But on January 9, Lovett...
Hillary Clinton has been hospitalized with a blood clot stemming from a concussion she suffered earlier this month, The Associated Press reports.
Doctors discovered the clot Sunday while...
Barack Obama, Mitt Romney
The first debate between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney on Wednesday, October 3, is expected to be the steel cage match of the political season. They'll meet again on October 16 and October 22. TV Guide Magazine asked experts who have been on the front lines of past presidential campaigns to tell us what to expect — and what the candidates need to do to win.
James Ready and Barney Frank
U.S. Rep. Barney Frank married his longtime partner James Ready Saturday, becoming the nation's first congressman in a same-sex marriage.
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Frank, 72, and Ready, a 42-year-old carpenter-welder, exchanged vows on the banks of the Charles River in Newton, Mass., The New York Times reports. Gov. Deval L. Patrick officiated and guests included House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and Sen. John Kerry. The couple pledged to ...