The ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the start of an interim government could offer a new set of complications for the United States and it's role in the Middle East. Joining The Takeaway is David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for our partner The New York Times. Sanger sheds light on the situation in Egypt and how it could affect the United States' strategic interests in the Middle East.
In this week's edition of The Washington Report, Kerry Nolan speaks with David Sanger about the ongoing saga of Edward Snowden, the man who has admitted leaking secrets about the NSA's electronic surveillance program. He also looks at the final day of the current Supreme Court term and the cases the judges are set to rule on.
The US is arming rebels in the Syrian conflict -- how slippery of a slope towards war is Obama standing on? David Sanger, New York Times chief Washington correspondent and author of Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power (Broadway, 2013), discusses the administration's calculus. Plus: we open the phones to get reaction to the election of cleric Hassan Rouhani as Iran's next president from Iranians and Iranian-Americans. Call 212-433-9692 or post your comment here.
In this week's Washington Report online, Kerry Nolan talks with David Sanger about whether the election of Iran's new President really means a moderation of the hard-line government; what happens now that the US is arming Syrian rebels and just how transparent the NSA is likely to get in the wake of the surveillance leaks.
Two revelations this week about the federal government collecting data on citizens has reignited the debate about when national security trumps individual privacy. David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, weighs in on the federal government's practices and what they say about the Obama presidency.
In this week's Washington Report, David Sanger - chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times - speaks with Kerry Nolan about the upcoming meeting between President Obama and China's President Xi Jinping; about new military movements by China in the Pacific and why the New York Times was among the news outlets who declined to meet with Attorney General Eric Holder in the Justice Department's probe of press leaks.
In this week's Washington Report, David Sanger - Chief Washington Correspondent for the New York Times - talks with Kerry Nolan about President Obama's speech last week and about the government's ongoing investigation of leaks to the press.
David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent at the New York Times, and the author of (now in paperback) Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power (Broadway, 2013) talks about the use of cyberattacks in the conflict with Iran.
New details are emerging about about a Justice Department investigation into Fox news correspondent James Rosen, raising questions about how often journalists have been investigated what investigations like this one mean for freedom of the American press. David Sanger is Chief Washington Correspondent for our partner The New York Times, and can speak to this issue from personal experience. In the past, he himself was the subject of an investigation.
In this week's Washington Report, Kerry Nolan speaks with New York Times' Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger about a new kind of cyber-attack; he looks at what we learned from the Benghazi hearings and ponders the question: is the President a lame duck already?
The crisis in Syria escalated yet again this weekend as Israel carried out a powerful aerial assault on military targets near Damascus, opening up the possibility that the currently contained war in Syria could become an international conflict.
In this week's Washington Report, Kerry Nolan talks with New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger about chemical weapons in Syria's Civil War, whether the Boston bombing suspects had overseas training and whether it's such a good idea for reporters to cozy up to the people they cover.
A tax and budget deal, an immigration reform deal and restrictions on gun sales. All three eluded him during his first term, but in the next few weeks, President Obama will try and get movement on all three. In this week on The Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, talks to Nolan discusses if this policy trifecta will happen.
In the 60 years since the end of the Korean war, it’s hard to remember a time when the United States seemed more on edge about North Korea. The U.S. has sent B-2 stealth bombers over the peninsula in recent days and Kim Jong Un, the North's young leader, has threatened the destruction of American cities. This week on The Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, talks to Kerry Nolan discusses the ratcheting up of tensions on the Korean peninsula.
If you have an American Express account and you tried to check your balance or see your statement yesterday, you may have been confronted with a blank screen, or some strange, ancient typeface. It wasn't just you.
Tensions on the Korean Peninsula have been mounting. The North Koreans scrapped the 60-year armistice that ended the Korean War and threatened a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced that the U.S. would spend a billion dollars expanding its missile defense sites in Alaska and California, in part because of North Korea’s “irresponsible and reckless provocations.” This week on The Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, talks to Kerry Nolan discuss if the missile defense system will deter the North Koreans.