On The Show Today

- NSA update: Snowden documents how much info a worker can get; Clapper issues info, but probably validates Snowden's assertion that access is a policy issue—not a technical one; Leahy asks, "Who's been fired?" Udall and Wyden call for program to get reined in

- Obama meets with Congressional Democrats: Gets pressed on Keystone, NSA, and local grants, Great leaders overcome great hurdles, but Obama is marked by arrogance and impotence

- Obama has raised almost $2 trillion in taxes; fiscal cliff deal and ObamaCare are $1.6 trillion of it, GDP growth at 1.7% is anemic, but spending is 16% above 2008 and 21.5% of GDP is spending—higher than post WWII average



CNN anchor and Chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper joined the network in January 2013.  Tapper has been a widely-respected reporter in the nation’s capital for more than 14 years. His most recent book, "The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor," debuted in the Top 10 on The New York Times best seller list. His show "The Lead" aire weekdays at 4 pm ET.

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In 2006, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann became the first Republican woman to be elected to represent Minnesota in the U.S. House of Representatives. She sits on the House Committee on Financial Services and the House Permenent Select Committee on Intelligence.