Janet Napolitano, head of the U.S. delegation to Russia and former Secretary of Homeland Security, joins us from Sochi to discuss ongoing Olympic security concerns.
And joining us in studio- a trio of Russian and political experts on Putin, Obama, and if Russian Security forces are prepared for the challenges facing them over the next two weeks with former Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte, diplomat Nicholas Burns, and Russian expert Dimitri Simes.
Plus, Bill Clinton and Joe Biden hit the campaign trail in states where Obama’s name is a poison pill for Democrats, the anti-Washington sentiment threatening to derail the careers of long-time Senators, and new polls showing Americans think Republicans are out of touch with women. CNN Contributors Cornell Belcher, Ana Navarro, and A.B. Stoddard, Associate Editor for The Hill newspaper make up this week’s political panel.
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1. Olympic terror plots. As the Winter Olympics begin in Sochi, Russia, the focus appears to be as much on potential terror threats as on the athletic competition. With warnings that possible attacks could come by way of explosives hidden inside toothpaste tubes, the United States is responding by banning carry-on liquids on all of its flights to Russia. Also, the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee is urging Americans who are going to Sochi to exercise extreme caution. "People going to the Olympics should be careful, I think they should watch their backs, I think they should stay out of crowds if they can," said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California. Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who is heading the U.S. delegation to Russia, will discuss ongoing security concerns in Sochi this Sunday on State of the Union