By Tracey Webb Follow @WebbWriterguru
Get your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, January 16, 2014.
1. Americans distrust White House on Benghazi. A majority of Americans now think the Obama administration didn't come clean on the events surrounding the deadly Benghazi attack. According to a Quinnipiac poll, 52% now believe the administration deliberately misled the public about the incident, while 37% say facts were shared as they became available. Not surprisingly, there is a big partisan divide in the survey, with 80% of Republicans and 57% of independents but only 17% of Democrats saying the administration deliberately misled the public.
By CNN's Deena Zaru Follow @DeenaZeinaCNN
It was a humid day in early June and I was facing the Cannon House building, reporter notebook in hand, ready for my Capitol Hill debut. I was 19, bright eyed and coffee-buzzed. Not even the sweltering heat could wipe the smile off my face. It was my first day as CNN’s Capitol Hill intern. At the bureau people seemed pretty laid back- everyone looked nice, some in jeans, some in flats and others in blazers and fun necklaces. For my first time on the Hill, I wore my favorite skinny black pants, comfortable leopard print flats, a flowy black top and a carry-all fringe black leather bag. As a college junior, who owned every jean mini skirt from Abercrombie and whose favorite colors are red, hot pink and anything leopard print, this was my sincerest attempt to wade through the avalanche of Victoria’s Secret sweatpants, college T’s and Forever 21 dresses in my closet to look conservative and official. I pulled my hair back in a loose ponytail to cool myself off and went in to meet CNN’s Dana Bash and congressional producer Ted Barrett.