Today's Highlights | January 15, 2014

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Participants attend the annual Chaos Communication Congress on December 28, 2013 in Germany. A strong topic of discussion this year is the role of anti-terror surveillance & NSA data collection. (Patrick Lux/Getty)

Highlights From Today's Show

Begins at 13:48: Congress finally revealed a new spending deal. This deal comes in at just over $1 trillion dollars. But what does this 1,582 page spending deal include? And what does it mean for you and your family? For that, we turn to Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington Correspondent.

Begins at 21:32: Author and journalist David Satter was expelled from Russia this week after attempting to renew his visa. Satter is the first journalist to be banned from Russia since the Cold War over two decades ago. He tells The Takeaway what explanation he was given for being kicked out.

Begins at 26:05: According to our partner The New York Times, the National Security Agency has access to almost 100,000 computers around the globe. And it's able to spy on these computers and attack them even when they're not hooked up to the internet. David Sanger, National Security Correspondent for our partner The New York Times, explains.

Guests:

David Sanger, David Satter and Todd Zwillich

Comments [2]

Susan from KY

congress is telling the irs they can't produce videos at their retreats? why are irs employees going to retreats at all? seminars and instructional materials should be scheduled at their work place, where conference rooms are available, not as a vacation-like retreat.

Jan. 15 2014 03:04 PM
Michael cook from Massachusetts

As a letter carrier I get get extremely frustrated when I hear misinformation about th P.O.'s financial problems. The services issues begin and end with the prepay healthcare obligation. (75 years of projected health costs,payed off in a 10 year period). This ends in 2 years without this obligation the P.O. Made over 600 million dollars last year. The post office is a government approved monopoly in a 1.3 trillion dollar business if you can't make money in that atmosphere you should have to answer a few questions. As far as Saturday delivery saving money only the P.M.G. Study said it would save money no others. The P.M.G. Also admitted he had not read the report. Thank you. Please do not use my name.

Jan. 15 2014 02:43 PM

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