Emotions ran high on Twitter as President Obama addressed the press for the first time in nearly three months at the White House. With sensitive issues such as NSA leaker Edward Snowden, drone strikes, closing of U.S. embassies and boycotting the Russian olympics hot off the press, the president took to the defense behind the podium — and Twitter took to the offense.
Pres Obama says no abuse when gov’t unconstitutionally collects everyone’s phone records & searches web activities w/o warrant or suspicion.
— Justin Amash (@repjustinamash) August 9, 2013
Today’s presser shows admin nervousness that public/ congress might successfully push back on surveillance
— Daniel Schuman (@danielschuman) August 9, 2013
Obama: “The one unifying principle in the Republican Party at the moment is making sure 30 million people don’t have health care”
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) August 9, 2013
“[transparency] will give Americans & the world the ability to learn more about what our intelligence community does & what it doesn’t do”
— Daniel Castro (@castrotech) August 9, 2013