By Tracey Webb Follow @WebbWriterguru
Get your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, January 15, 2014.
1. Obama's NSA reforms. President Obama is expected to announce steps designed to curb the government's snooping later this week. People with knowledge of the President's plans tell the New York Times the changes include limits on access to phone records, privacy safeguards for non-American citizens and residents, and the creation of a public advocate's post to represent privacy concerns in the FISA court. But Obama won't call for his own advisory panel's most sweeping recommendations, which include leaving phone bulk data in the hands of telecommunications firms. The President will outline his NSA reforms in a speech Friday.