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Eric Boehlert of Media Matters for America calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about the Far Right media’s comical assessment of Obama’s 2nd Term

• President Obama on Friday announced a series of steps to make NSA programs more transparent, explaining not only how the programs operate but also releasing the Justice Department’s legal rationale for the programs.

• With the U.S. facing massive overcrowding in its prisons, Attorney General Eric Holder is calling for major changes in the nation’s criminal justice system that would scale back the use of harsh sentences for certain drug-related crimes.

• The grandmother of kidnapped San Diego teenager Hannah Anderson has said it was “fitting” that the family friend who officials believe abducted her was killed by law enforcement officers in the Idaho wilderness during the successful rescue operation.

Israel approved building nearly 1,200 more settlement homes Sunday and prepared the release of more than two dozen long-held Palestinian prisoners — highlighting an apparent settlements-for-prisoners trade-off that got both sides back to peace talks after a five-year freeze.