December 22nd, 2013
03:56 PM ET
7 months ago

Did the NSA overreach? Lawmakers spar over data-collection program

(CNN) – Members of Congress are split on whether to rein in the National Security Agency's surveillance activities after intelligence leaks revealed the extent of the government's data-collection program.

A review of NSA surveillance practices ordered by the White House recommended changes to the program including greater judicial oversight and more public transparency in the collection of metadata. And a U.S. district judge said that the mass collection of phone records was probably unconstitutional.
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Filed under: Joe Manchin • Mark Udall • Mike Rogers • NSA • Pat Leahy • Peter King
Huckabee puts chances of a 2016 run at 50-50, wades into 'Duck Dynasty' controversy
December 22nd, 2013
01:51 PM ET
7 months ago

Huckabee puts chances of a 2016 run at 50-50, wades into 'Duck Dynasty' controversy

(CNN) – Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said Sunday there's about a 50-50 chance he'll run for president again in 2016.

The former Arkansas governor said he would make a final decision after next year's midterm elections.
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Filed under: 2016 • Mike Huckabee
December 22nd, 2013
01:45 PM ET
7 months ago

Millennial lawmakers: Congressional leadership afraid to lead

(CNN) – Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, and Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Illinois, said Sunday that leaders in Washington are afraid to veer from their party bases to actually lead.

Schock also said that younger members of Congress are less "ideologically strident" and more eager to solve the United States' problems.
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Filed under: Aaron Schock • House • Tulsi Gabbard • TV-State of the Union
December 22nd, 2013
01:32 PM ET
7 months ago

Video: Obama's no good, very bad year

(CNN) – Dan Balz, Mark Leibovich, Mark Halperin, Newt Gingrich and Candy Crowley weigh in Sunday on Obama's past year and his approval ratings on CNN's "State of the Union."

December 22nd, 2013
12:17 PM ET
7 months ago

Democratic senator: Obama’s lack of congressional friendships hurts policy efforts

(CNN) – The President’s failure to build friendships with lawmakers has damaged his chances of finding bipartisan support for legislation, a senator from his own party said Sunday.

“It's just hard to say no to a friend," Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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Manchin continues push for one-year delay to Obamacare
December 22nd, 2013
10:59 AM ET
7 months ago

Manchin continues push for one-year delay to Obamacare

(CNN) - West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin called Sunday for a delay to the individual mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act, warning that the law could fall apart and fail to deliver the care promised.

"(Obamacare) falls of its own weight if basically the cost becomes more than we can absorb," Manchin said on CNN's "State of the Union.”
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Filed under: Joe Manchin • Obamacare • TV-State of the Union