Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

President Barack Obama visits Capitol Hill to jump start budget talks. Conservative Republicans regroup at their annual meeting in Washington. And a New York court overturns Mayor Michael Bloomberg's soda ban. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page to discuss the week's news.

Conservatives are meeting here in Washington for their annual political action conference, and on the agenda is the direction of the GOP. Both parties unveil competing blueprints for the federal budget this week. President Barack Obama meets on Capitol Hill with lawmakers to seek a budget deal, as his approval rating dips below 50 percent. Intelligence chiefs warn that cyberattacks, not terrorism, are the most dangerous threats facing the U.S. A bill banning assault weapons passes the Judiciary Committee but faces strong opposition in the full Senate. And the New York Supreme Court overturns Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on big sodas. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page to discuss the week's news.

Guests

Steve Inskeep

co-host of Morning Edition on NPR.

Glenn Thrush

senior White House Reporter for POLITICO.

Chris Cillizza

author of The Fix, a Washington Post politics blog, managing editor of PostPolitics.com and author of the book, "The Gospel According to The Fix."

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In an annual threat assessment to Congress this week, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said cyberattacks are the top security danger facing the United States. Cybersecurity vulnerabilities surpassed extreme acts of terrorism as the major threat for the first time since the Sept. 11 attacks. Chris Cillizza of The Washington Post said the reliance Americans have on computers and technology is "clearly being worked against us." "When something goes down in our home, in our workplace, it's somewhere close to paralysis in terms of the dependency we have," he added. Steve Inskeep, co-host of NPR's Morning Edition, pointed out that the odds of a "cyber-9/11" are quite low.

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