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Get your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, January 17, 2014.
1. Obama unveils NSA privacy reforms. In a much-anticipated speech, President Obama announced changes in the way the government will conduct its massive surveillance program. The changes include limits on the agency's phone data collection, an end to eavesdropping on the phone calls of allied countries leaders, and including privacy advocates in Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court proceedings. The President also defended the country's intelligence community, saying "the United States is not spying on ordinary people who don't threaten our national security." Obama wants Congress to have a say in how some of his proposals will be implemented. We'll talk with the House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Michigan, and Senate Intelligence Committee member Angus King, I-Maine, Sunday on State of the Union.
For the first time, a majority of Americans believe they won't have a better life than their parents. Christiane Amanpour and Candy Crowley discuss why America is the most unequal amongst all the industrialized nations, both in income and opportunity.
House Intelligence Chair Mike Rogers (R-MI) joins Candy to talk about the future of the NSA and its controversial metadata program. We’ll get his reaction to the President’s recommendations for reforms.
The Senate Intelligence Committee concluded this week that the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, was "likely preventable.” Senator Angus King – a member of that committee – joins us live to discuss that, and whether or not the President’s NSA reforms adequately protect the privacy of American citizens.
And our panel takes a look at Hillary Clinton, Chris Christie, and Michelle Obama. CNN Commentator Donna Brazile joins Republican Pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson with Time’s Michael Crowley (no relation to Candy).
Watch Sunday at 9am and Noon ET.