April 14th, 2009
06:40 PM ET
6 years ago

Podcast: Congressional porkers 'exposed' in pig book

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(CNN) – In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily: President Obama issued a part progress-report, part-pep talk Tuesday in Washington. The president sees "glimmers of hope" for the US economy, but warns that we're "not out of the woods just yet." CNN White House Correspondent Dan Lothian looks at the strategy behind the speech.

Also: Does the president have a clear plan for solving the country's economic problems? CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider looks at the latest numbers in a new poll.

Plus: New York Gov. David Paterson is on the brink of making a major announcement concerning gay marriage. CNN's Mary Snow has the breaking story.

Meanwhile: Tensions are growing as North Korea vows to restart its disabled reactor and walk away from the negotiating table. CNN White House Correspondent Dan Lothian looks at what the White House is calling "provocative threats."

At the same time, the Obama administration may be fine-tuning its approach to Iran's nuclear program and weighing some sweeping changes. CNN's Brian Todd looks at the enormous potential ramifications.

Finally: Pork opponents brace themselves for the annual "pig book": CNN Congressional Correspondent Brianna Keilar gets her hand son the latest edition of an annual publication that takes a closer look at how Congress is using your taxpayer dollars.

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