White House Government Agencies

  • More Than 50 Terrorist Plots Thwarted: FBI

    Former FBI special agent Jeff Lanza discusses why he believes NSA surveillance isn't designed for transparency, and whether the broad gathering of data is effective.

  • Security Around NYSE 'Impressive': Trader

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and Gordon Charlop, Rosenblatt Securities, discuss the "new world era" of beefed up security in and around the NYSE and Wall Street.

  • NSA Program Detected 'Nascent' Plot to Bomb NYSE

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the latest details from today's testimony before the House on the NSA surveillance program. And James Kallstrom, former assistant FBI director, addresses the issue of restoring "public trust" as well as protecting targets from terrorists.

  • FBI Defends Surveillance Programs

    FBI Deputy Director Sean Joyce testifies before the House and explains how government agencies were able to thwart terrorist attacks through the NSA monitoring program.

  • FBI: Plot to Bomb NYSE Thwarted by NSA Surveillance Program

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the latest details on the House hearing on NSA oversight methods. And a look at security at the NYSE and Wall Street, with Ben Willis, Albert Fried & Co., and CNBC's Bob Pisani.

  • Kwazi Nkrumah speaks while joining protesters rallying outside the U.S. Capitol against the NSA's recently detailed surveillance programs June 13, 2013, in Washington.

    One phrase has permeated the discussion about the NSA spying program over and over. "Nobody is listening to your phone calls." But is "watching" your phone calls just as intrusive?

  • Prison walls and lookout tower

    Britain should shut down 30 rundown prisons and build 12 modern "hub prisons" with a capacity of up to 3,000 inmates each, according to a new report.

  • Nevermind the tie and the golf sock. For Father's Day, here are some tax-specific advantages to being a dad.

  • Detroit's Damaging Debt Situation

    James Hohman of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy discusses how the city might deal with its unfunded health care and pension obligations.

  • President Barack Obama has authorized sending weapons to Syrian rebels for the first time, after the White House said it has proof the Syrian government had used chemical weapons.

  • Trading in natural gas futures exploded Thursday just about seven seconds before the government was set to release its weekly market-moving natural gas storage report.

  • Republican members of Congress listen as the votes of the Electoral College are tallied in the House on Jan. 4, 2013.

    An internal tug of war is raging between Republican luminaries and grassroots conservatives who decry immigration reform as "amnesty." NBC News reports.

  • Chairman and vice chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), left, and Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) speak to members of the media. According to reports, the NSA has collected phone data, under a provision of the Patriot Act, of Verizon customers in the U.S.

    How does Prism work? We have precious few details, despite all the leaks. That leaves the public and the technology community much like the blind men and the elephant.

  • The Google I/O developers' conference in San Francisco

    Three of the largest Internet companies called on the U.S. government to provide greater transparency on national security requests on Tuesday.

  • The CFPB's Richard Cordray

    Complex rules sow confusion about how overdraft fees work and "may increase consumer costs beyond reasonable expectations," said CFPB director Richard Cordray.

  • Outsourcing Intelligence and Cleaning Up the NSA Mess

    James Bamford, NSA expert, talks about the fallout from the NSA security leak and weighs in on the close-knit relationship between the intelligence community and private sector, with CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Rep. Van Hollen: Lessons From Europe

    Rep. Chris Van Hollen, (D-MD), reveals his thoughts on raising the debt ceiling, and explains why it makes sense to invest in the nation's infrastructure and get immigration reform passed through Congress.

  • Welch: Snowden 'Broke the Law, Should Be Prosecuted'

    Former GE boss Jack Welch explains why he believes the man who exposed secret U.S. surveillance programs should be brought back to the U.S. and prosecuted. He also talked about his skepticism over the employment report.

  • Regulating PRISM Should Involve Public: Expert

    David Livingstone, associate fellow of international security at Chatham House, discusses PRISM and calls for a "mature debate" about privacy between countries and their citizens.

  • Edward Snowden

    A former technical assistant for the CIA was the source of disclosures about the government's collection of Internet and telephone data, says the NY Times, citing the Guardian.