Obama taps Susan Rice as next national security adviser
June 5th, 2013
02:25 PM ET

Obama taps Susan Rice as next national security adviser

[Updated at 2:25 p.m. ET] President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced he was bringing longtime confidante Susan Rice, the U.N. ambassador caught up in political controversy over the Benghazi terrorist attack, to the White House to succeed Tom Donilon as national security adviser.


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  1. saywhat

    Hey@rupert. See you but can't hear you, my friend. Thanks CNN.

    June 6, 2013 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    was merely trying to write a few lines endorsing@Allie.

    June 6, 2013 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. rupert

    The gov can check my verizon phone records amytime. No calls to iraq or iran or any axis of evil. I have nothing to hide. Let obama do his job and catch terrrorists.

    June 6, 2013 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      All folks who deal in nefarious conduct use "Throw away phones" and certainly can use encrypted conversation. What's the big deal?

      June 6, 2013 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank (R-Kansas) "Right Wing Insanity"

    The USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 is an Act of the U.S. Congress that was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001. The title of the act is a ten letter acronym (USA PATRIOT) that stands for Uniting (and) Strengthening America (by) Providing Appropriate Tools Required (to) Intercept (and) Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001.[1]

    The act, as a response to the September 11 terrorist attacks of September 11th, significantly weakened restrictions on law enforcement agencies' gathering of intelligence within the United States; expanded the Secretary of the Treasury’s authority to regulate financial transactions, particularly those involving foreign individuals and entities; and broadened the discretion of law enforcement and immigration authorities in detaining and deporting immigrants suspected of terrorism-related acts. The act also expanded the definition of terrorism to include domestic terrorism, thus enlarging the number of activities to which the USA PATRIOT Act’s expanded law enforcement powers can be applied.

    On May 26, 2011, President Barack Obama signed the PATRIOT Sunsets Extension Act of 2011,[2] a four-year extension of three key provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act:[3]roving wiretaps, searches of business records (the "library records provision"), and conducting surveillance of "lone wolves" — individuals suspected of terrorist-related activities not linked to terrorist groups.[4]
    Where does a POTUS in 2008, just after he is elected, quote that he was not going to spy U.S. CITIZENS , in an attempt to capture would be terrorists. Well Allie, not anymore. Electronic information is being sent about millions of Americans straight to the NSA. Anytime there is a release of confidential records to anyone, there has to be a court order. Not anymore.
    Allie? You just plain do not care how your freedom is affected, no matter what administration is placed as "ruling class". You don't care about anything that goes wrong, unless its a white person, republican, tea party member, Bush to blame. BRING IT ON!!!

    June 6, 2013 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. dazzle ©

    Oh no our bobcat transitioned into a cow.. I hear you my friend on the new saying that Verizon ought to adopt.My calls, texts, and emails are nothing that I need to worry about but George Orwell was right.

    June 6, 2013 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcow (in a hat)©

      I'm caught in the Mooooother of all bad dreams. I was out for a walk and was stopped on a Moooooving violation. The arresting officer said I was walking funny, and I told him that was an udder matter.

      June 6, 2013 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      I tried to keep the cow thing going. but as usual I'm blocked.

      June 6, 2013 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      You are fast my friend and broke through the barriers. LOL keep beverages and gatos away from the electronics dazzle now or I may get hit with a "capentaclure" shock. I don't know if I spelled your made up word correctly bc.

      June 6, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. stuart

    Bravo! Bravo!

    June 6, 2013 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. dazzle ©

    My post might appear but so far no luck.

    June 6, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. dazzle ©

    Rupert no one at 18 has a PHD. You better fix that. lol

    June 6, 2013 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Scandalous

    CNN ill keep posting this if u wanna keep deleting it. The New York Times whe endorses obonehead both times has now officially said screw you to obonehead. They said today after yet another scandal comes out that the obonehead administration "has no credibility anymore". With six scandals on their back even previous endorsers are seperating themselves with these knuckleheads in the Oval Office.

    June 6, 2013 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @scandalous,he's right and you're wrong in more ways than one bonehead...Yes anyone objecting after 9/11 to any security increase like Bushs Patriot Act,HomeLand security were considered unamerican,unpatriotic and you bud have had your head way up your nether regions WAY TOO LONG!!Your partys lies cost death,destruction with wars,tax cuts for the wealthy and now using citizens as hostages by republicans filibustering,obstructing any,all legislation out there to help America and its citizens to progress and don't say you're independent because all that is for many not all is a masquerade because all you are is a republican fence strattler in denile and should be ashamed voting not only once but twice for that imbecile from Texas in Bush as well but never having the guts to take responsibility for it!!And your post above nothing from Issa and his hedgemen have been provern in all his witch hunts just conjecture,inuendoes and more than ever lies from the car thief ,arsonist from California.To you Scandalous I'llask you a simple question you can answer,just how many millions,billions of dollars has this party spent of tax payers monies with Issa behind the wheel in these political witch hunts trying to discredit Hillary,Pres.Obama and EricHolder because its republicans the so called sanctumonious conservatives that haven't done anything they've talked about in just being conservative or jobs,jobs ,jobs and you said I had my head in the sand, you ignorent have your head where it should stay because if you pull it out all you'll do is create another big stink republicans can fix!!

      June 8, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Morality check

    The New York Times came out today saying the obomba admin has "lost all credibility" after the latest scandal. That's number six if I'm not mistaken. It's hard to keep up!

    June 7, 2013 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  11. The Prophet

    Am back

    June 7, 2013 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    As@Allie pointed out NSA data mining of the kind has been in place since 2006. The Patriot Act & AUMF were initiated and put in place by the previous admn and have the scope to be abused & misused.
    Sorry@rupert couldn't respond yesterday, had called it a day by the time.

    June 7, 2013 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  13. Matt

    I don't know if you speak Russian but if you read what the KGB new sites not a state site like RT use to say about Dr Rice (Condi) and she still had to front them and keep civil. All the things they hate a woman, black, single, childless and more powerful than her counterpart. Using the term crudest is being too polite.

    June 8, 2013 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
  14. The Prophet

    My dog is better looking

    June 13, 2013 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  15. Private personal training Long Island

    Leave it to the President to do something controversial, not very surprised

    January 23, 2014 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
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