Crunch Time for Reforming the NSA

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Since Edward Snowden revealed that the National Security Agency tracks every American phone call, President Obama has been under pressure. In a speech Friday, he'll try to balance demands for privacy against the rule that, when it comes to acts of terror, intelligence agencies can't be wrong — even once. But, while the NSA claims its massive collection of "metadata" has made America safer, both a White House panel and independent research are suggesting otherwise. We look at the President's options, including increased oversight by the courts and Congress and limits on the who, when and why of NSA spying.


Peter Bergen - CNN / New America Foundation - @peterbergencnn, Adam Schiff - Democratic Congressman from Burbank, and chair of the House Intelligence Committee - @RepAdamSchiff, Daniel Gallington - George C. Marshall Institute - @Marshall_Instit, Ryan Lizza - New Yorker magazine / Georgetown University - @RyanLizza

Warren Olney

Evan George, Sonya Geis, Katie Cooper