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Maggie Gyllenhaal disillusioned with Barack Obama

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Jul 31, 2014 | 6:41am EDT

Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal is disillusioned with U.S. President Barack Obama over his handling of the Edward Snowden snooping scandal. The Dark Knight star takes an active interest in politics and supported Obama during his 2008 election campaign, but she admits that lately she has started to question his commitment. Gyllenhaal starred in a public service announcement (PSA) last year (13) calling for an end to National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance after former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative Snowden blew the whistle on U.S. government secrets. The actress tells Time magazine, "I really believed in (Obama), and I'm not sure what he believes in anymore... Look, I get it... It's a complicated job. I could never do it. But I hope for a leader who will stand up and be unpopular."

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