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 Rand Paul Walks Out On Guardian Interview And Lights Go Off

Rand Paul Walks Out On Guardian Interview And Lights Go Off

(The Guardian) In a live interview broadcast via the new smartphone app Periscope, the Republican senator and presidential candidate cut off Guardian reporter Paul Lewis: "Let me answer the question! You complain I don't answer the question … I am giving you the specifics." When pressed on specifics, Dr Paul walked off camera after his third testy interview since declaring his campaign on Tuesday. The lights were turned off by a CNN crew about to conduct another interview.

Greenwald: Is U.S. Exaggerating Qaeda Threat To Silence NSA Critics?

The Obama administration has announced it will keep 19 diplomatic posts in North Africa and the Middle East closed for up to a week, due to fears of a possible militant threat. On Sunday, Senator Saxby Chambliss, the top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the decision to close the embassies was based on information collected by the National Security Agency.

As Snowden Wins 1-Year Asylum In Russia, NSA Tracking Real-Time Internet Use Exposed

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has been given one year temporary political asylum in Russia. Snowden has reportedly already left the Moscow airport where he has been holed up for over a month. On Wednesday, The Guardian newspaper revealed details about another secret NSA program based on leaked documents provided by Snowden.