The government's sweeping surveillance efforts and the U.S. posture toward the violent conflict in Syria dominated the discussion across the Sunday show landscape.

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough defended the surveillance techniques, and said President Obama does not believe the tactics have violated Americans' privacy. Meanwhile, on Syria, several Republicans in Congress expressed dissatisfaction at the Obama administration's response.

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