February 17th, 2009
07:30 PM ET
5 years ago

Podcast: President Obama approves troop buildup in Afghanistan

CNN=Politics Daily is The Best Political Podcast from The Best Political Team.
CNN=Politics Daily is The Best Political Podcast from The Best Political Team.

(CNN) – President Obama signs the economic stimulus bill into law. In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily, CNN White House Correspondent Suzanne Malveaux looks at how the president marked a victory in Denver.

Plus: President Obama approves the concept of significant troop increase in Afghanistan to meet “urgent security needs.” CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr has the latest information on the deployment that could potentially double US forces in the region.

Finally: In his last weeks of office, Vice President Cheney was reportedly fuming over a decision by President Bush. CNN’s Brian Todd looks at the strained ties between the two leaders in their final days.

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