By Tracey Webb
Your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, February 27, 2014.
1. Russia's war games. As tensions grow in Ukraine's Crimea region, Russia is conducting military exercises on the Ukrainian border. The United States is expressing concern about Russia's moves. "I expect Russia to be transparent about these activities, and I urge them not to take any steps that could be misinterpreted, or lead to miscalculation during a very delicate time - a time of great tension," said Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Is the Cold War on again?
By CNN's Deena Zaru
Reality is what you choose to show and not necessarily what is; public image is invaluable and what you say can and will be used against you not only in the court of law, but in the court of public opinion; and sometimes silence is more dangerous than anything you might say.
Welcome to Washington D.C. – where if the media and the public pay attention to you, chances are you are in need of an adviser, an image consultant – and in the midst of scandal – a cunning, capable and calculating crisis manager.
Enter Olivia Pope.