Corn on MSNBC: Obama Speech Grapples with Security and Civil Liberties Issues


Wednesday, US attorney general Eric Holder acknowledged that four Americans have been killed in drone strikes, though only one was targeted. Today, the president spoke on the future of counterterrorism in the US. DC bureau chief David Corn discusses the speech with John Podesta, president of Center for American Progress, and host Chris Matthews on MSNBC‘s Hardball:

Corn also analyzed the speech with The Grio‘s Joy Reid on MSNBC‘s Martin Bashir:

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