Political Headlines - June 11, 2013

  • Leaks show US intelligence vulnerability: Noah Bierman and Bryan Bender report from Washington about Edward Snowden and how it was "just another guy who sits there day to day in the office" who showed how easy it is for someone within to weaken the National Security Agency's information fortress.
  • Mass. will consider minimum wage hike: Legislators are considering a substantial increase in the state minimum wage for the first time in four years, setting up a showdown between advocates backing low-wage earners and business activists, reports Meghan Irons.
  • Edward Snowden is an American hero: Columnist Tom Keane believes that, in the end, Snowden will come out as an American hero instead of a traitor. The real problem with the NSA program may not be what it was doing, but that none of us knew. Secrecy is the death of democracy.