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Manning acquitted of aiding enemy, still may face long jail term

FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - A military judge on Tuesday found U.S. soldier Bradley Manning not guilty of aiding the enemy, the most serious charge he faced for handing over documents to WikiLeaks, but he still likely faces a long jail term after being found guilty of all 19 other counts. Full story

Chris Christie, Rand Paul spar over national security

   The House of Representatives voted this week on a bill that would have addressed the NSA surveillance tactics revealed by leaker Edward Snowden. Both parties were split on the bill, but the lines between votes underscored the major divide between Republicans on civil liberties and national security.

2016: New York Rep. Peter King eyes a presidential run

King said "a number of Republicans" asked him to think about running "because they saw no one out there right now talking about national defense or counterterrorism in the presidential field." Full story

Dear Edward Snowden, come back to the USA

   Melissa Harris-Perry’s “Open Letter” this week goes out to NSA leaker Edward Snowden. “Even if your initial leak didn't compromise national security, your new cloak and dagger game is having real and tangible geopolitical consequences,” she says

Judge rejects state secrets defense in wiretapping lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. government cannot quickly terminate a civil privacy lawsuit over warrantless wiretapping by arguing that such litigation would expose state secrets and harm national security, a U.S. judge has ruled. Full story

NBC Politics: As leaker Snowden flees, defender and critics clash over national security risks

On NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday, journalist Glenn Greenwald defended former government contractor Edward Snowden, who revealed to Greenwald’s Guardian newspaper details of the National Security Agency data collection program. Full story

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  Intelligence officials discuss four terror plots at hearing

Philip Mudd of the New America Foundation talks about the long-term and short-term impacts of Edward Snowden’s leaks and the future of the surveillance programs.

  How do hackers impact national security?

As the NSA rallies support for its formerly secret programs, Edward Snowden’s leaking of the classified information has put into sharp relief the complicated role that hackers play in the field of national security. The New Yorker’s George Packer discusses.

  New generation of ‘hacktivists’ emerges

A Time Magazine poll finds that 54% of Americans believe Edward Snowden made the right discussion to leak confidential information to the public. But in that same poll, 53% of Americans believed Snowden should be prosecuted. Time’s Michael Scherer is in the studio to tell The Cycle hosts if there ar

  Google Pushing Back on US Government

CNBC's Eamon Javers reports Google has asked for permission to publish the number of government national security requests.

  Debate continues over Snowden's role: Criminal or whistleblower?

The Cycle hosts spin on Edward Snowden and the leaking of classified documents regarding government surveillance.

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