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CNN Evening News for Friday, Aug 09, 2013
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(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) President Obama's plan to reform intelligence fathering noted. [In press conference, OBAMA - says he will work to reform the Patriot Act with the programs more transparent.] [Representative Peter KING - criticizes Obama for allowing Edward Snowden to pull the puppet strings.]

(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Live discussion held with CNN's Jessica Yellin, Dana Bash and David Gergen about what Obama said about NSA surveillance. [YELLIN - offers views on what Obama is saying about reform after Snowden.] [GERGEN - says Obama has put the subject on the national stage rather than continuing on the economy; states Snowden triggered this debate and Obama is being so cautious and low key in not coming down hard on Snowden.] [BASH - notes the split within the Republican Party as shown by the reaction to what the president said today.] [YELLIN - comments on what Obama said about his relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.] Other material: [OBAMA - says Snowden is not a patriot.]

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