May 16, 2013 The Justice Department searched phone records of AP reporters and editors in search of the source of a leak. Critics call that overreach. The president says the government must sometimes balance national security against press freedom.
April 13, 2011 General Electric and its tax bill have been a topic of controversy since a New York Times report said the company earned $14.2 billion last year, but paid no federal taxes. Parts of that story have since been called into question.