Revelations about the NSA's massive electronic spying have pitted privacy advocates and opponents of big government against intelligence agent's claims about the needs of national security. President Obama says he'll propose to resolve the conflict on Friday. We look at his options. Also, Congress unveils $1 trillion spending bill, and Pussy Riot, Vladimir Putin and the Sochi Olympics.
Banner image: National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington December 11, 2013. Photo: Gary Cameron/Reuters