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March 30th, 2014
09:45 AM ET

Intel Chair: CIA intimidating my staff

Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) says NSA has not apologized for spying on the Senate. She also maintains that CIA Director John Brennan's claim that the CIA has not spied on the Senate is not true.


Filed under: CIA • Dianne Feinstein • Newsmakers • Surveillance
Compensation for Flight 370 Victims
March 30th, 2014
07:24 AM ET

Compensation for Flight 370 Victims

By Michelle Koepp

(CNN) Who is to blame when a Malaysian airline’s American-made plane, with British-made engines, crashes into the Southern Indian Ocean with 239 people from 14 different nations?

Just as the plane’s final hours remain shrouded in mystery, the question of who is at fault remains unanswered.  No matter what, the families are guaranteed a sum of $150,000 to $175,000 per victim, under the protections of the Montreal Convention.
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Filed under: State of the Union
Dilemmas of the Internet age
March 29th, 2014
12:29 PM ET

Dilemmas of the Internet age

By CNN's Deena Zaru

In a world of smart phones and smart cars, the Internet is no longer limited to your desktop; it follows you wherever you go. And as long as you are online, you could potentially be tracked at all times.

While all eyes are on the National Security Agency's bulk collection of data, a thriving economy built on mass consumer surveillance is growing. Companies are collecting information about consumers in order to sell ads more effectively.

Some of the most commonly visited sites use tracking cookies and sophisticated software through third parties to collect information about consumers and sell it to advertisers, often times without the consumer’s permission.

New technologies and a heightened level of sharing on multiple outlets have led to moral and practical dilemmas that confront consumers, the tech industry, retailers, even the government. FULL POST

Sunday on SOTU
March 28th, 2014
05:50 PM ET

Sunday on SOTU

The riddle of MH Flight 370. Famed compensation attorney Kenneth Feinberg joins us to discuss what the victims’ families can expect. Plus, pilots and investigators on what the mystery means for the future of aviation, and experts in the field of satellites and sonar will help us understand the vastness of the shifting search and recovery efforts.

Senator Dianne Feinstein will tell us what the U.S. intelligence community is saying about the missing jetliner. And, as Russian troops gather along Ukraine’s border, the senator will discuss if anything can be done to diplomatically deal Vladimir Putin. Plus, reactions to the NSA reforms and the ramifications of the CIA removing classified documents from her staff’s computers.

Former U.S. Ambassador John Negroponte will talk about military and economic support for Ukraine.

Governor Jay Inslee joins us from Arlington, Washington where rescue workers are losing any hope of finding dozens of people still missing after a deadly mudslide.

And our political panel this week includes Bill Burton, Kevin Madden, Darlene Superville.

Watch Sunday 9am and 12pm ET.


Filed under: State of the Union • This Sunday...
March 28th, 2014
05:10 PM ET

Popes and Presidents

Every president since Eisenhower has met with the Pope during his presidency.

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Filed under: SOTU Extra • State of the Union
SOTU Scoop
March 28th, 2014
05:00 PM ET

SOTU Scoop

Your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, March 28, 2014.

1. MH370 Mystery. A new search area is offering new leads in the investigation into the missing Malaysian jetliner. Authorities are now focusing on a corridor closer to the Australian coast. Five of 10 planes that scoured the new search zone Friday spotted objects in the water. The crew of a U.S. Navy P-8 search plane saw white objects, orange rope and a blue bag. Authorities say it is too early to tell whether the debris is from Flight 370. "The objects cannot be verified or discounted as being from MH370 until they are relocated and recovered by ships," the Australian Maritime Authority said in a statement. We'll talk about the search for Flight 370, how its disappearance will change air travel and what's next for the passengers and crew's families Sunday on State of the Union.

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SOTU Scoop
March 27th, 2014
03:39 PM ET

SOTU Scoop

Get your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, March 27, 2014

1. The Pope and the President. President Obama and Pope Francis had their first face-to-face meeting Wednesday at the Vatican. The world leaders posed for pictures and exchanged gifts. "It's a great honor and I'm a great admirer so it's wonderful to be here," the President told the Pope. The meeting was meant to focus on issues where the two men agree, such as addressing income inequality and immigration reform. But the Roman Catholic Church remains at odds with the Obama administration over its support of abortion rights, same-sex marriage and the contraception coverage requirement in the Affordable Care Act.

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SOTU Scoop
March 26th, 2014
04:00 PM ET

SOTU Scoop

By Tracey Webb

Your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, March 26, 2014.

When is a deadline not really a deadline?

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Are corporations people?
March 25th, 2014
12:33 PM ET

Are corporations people?

By CNN's Deena Zaru

The oral arguments regarding Hobby Lobby vs. Sebelius commence in the Supreme Court on Tuesday. In this case the contraception coverage mandate in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will be debated, specifically as it applies to for-profit corporations.

The mandate requires businesses of a certain size to provide contraception coverage for their employees. Nearly 50 businesses, many of them Catholic, have sued, and some have protested the coverage of any form of birth control.

However, in the case currently before the Supreme Court, brought on by the Oklahoma-based arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., and an identical case brought on by Pennsylvania-based Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., only certain contraceptives are disputed.

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Filed under: Obamacare • Peanut Gallery • Religion • SCOTUS • State of the Union
March 23rd, 2014
02:33 PM ET

Obamacare: Success or failure?

On the 4th anniversary of Obamacare, taking a look at its short term progress and where it's headed next.


Filed under: Neera Tanden • Newt Gingrich • Obamacare • State of the Union • Susan Page
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