New Yorker staff writer Ryan Lizza traces the history of the National Security Agency’s intelligence programs, from 9/11 to today. For his latest article, “State of Deception.” He speaks with key players in the intelligence community, including Senators Dianne Feinstein and Ron Wyden, and Matthew G. Olsen, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat and a key member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, has for years been fighting to get the N.S.A. to be more forthcoming about domestic spy programs. Lizza looks at how the leaks from Edward Snowden may provide the momentum for changing the law.
Revelations by former N.S.A. contractor Edward Snowden have set of a fierce debate over national security and personal privacy, and the debate has become particularly intense for the Senate Intelligence Committee itself. Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for The New Yorker, discusses the past, present and possible future of the N.S.A. in his piece that appears in the latest issue of the magazine.
New Yorker staff writer Ryan Lizza gives a behind-the-scenes look at what it took to get the current immigration bill onto the Senate floor. In his article “Getting to Maybe,” in the June 24 issue of The New Yorker, he interviews members of the Gang of Eight, the bipartisan group of senators who crafted the bill and championed it.
Details continue to emerge about how the Justice Department is investigating leakers and the reporters they collaborate with (including a long report in the Washington Post about Fox's James Rosen). Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker discusses the effect on journalists and the balance between revealing sensitive information and preserving freedom of the press.
Governor Mitt Romney has chosen Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate. To react to this choice and what it'll mean for the Republican ticket, we have Reihan Salam, columnist at The Daily and blogger for National Review Online's The Agenda. Then, Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for the New Yorker, discusses Paul Ryan's background and record.
New Yorker staff writer Ryan Lizza gives an in-depth look at the first three years of Obama’s Presidency, and through interviews and internal White House memos —which have never been released to the public—with Obama’s handwritten notes, reveals how the President struggles with important decisions. The article “The Obama Memos” is in the January 30 issue of The New Yorker. Ryan Lizza will also report on what’s going on in Florida during that state’s primary.
With the GOP divided over the HPV vaccine issue that has come up in the presidential primary race, Washington correspondent for the New Yorker magazine Ryan Lizza discusses the politics of both sides.
President Barack Obama is a different leader than candidate Barack Obama. What remains difficult to discern is just how different both men are on matters of U.S. foreign policy. Critics to both the left and the right of the president have voiced frustration at the administration's obstinate refusal to state a foreign policy doctrine. Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for The New Yorker describes how recent events in the Middle East may be creating an Obama doctrine on its own.
The 2010 midterms are heating up, but none of the candidates seem to be talking about global warming. For the latest installment of The Big Picture, New York Times columnist Andy Revkin joins us to talk about why climate change and the environment are MIA in this election, along with Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker’s Washington correspondent. His article “As The World Burns” can be found in the most recent issue of the magazine.