October 29th, 2009
07:14 PM ET
4 years ago

Podcast: 80 years since Black Tuesday, is this recession over?

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WASHINGTON (CNN) – In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily: After the longest economic slump since the Great Depression, the White House claims that the economy has rebounded - ironically on the 80th anniversary of Black Tuesday. CNN's White House Correspondent Ed Henry has the details.

Plus: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a 2,000 page bill combining three different versions of health care legislation passed by the House committees. CNN's Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash reports on why Democratic leaders are applauding this milestone.

Finally: Three candidates are battling for a congressional seat in a remote area of New York. CNN's Mary Snow investigates what the outcome will mean for the GOP.

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October 27th, 2009
05:06 PM ET
4 years ago

Podcast: President Obama's new push for cleaner energy

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WASHINGTON(CNN)– In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily: President Obama is returning to the trail for a late-campaign appearance in a state he won last fall to support a fellow Democrat, Creigh Deeds - but is it too late to change the shape of the race? And what will it mean if the president's party loses the governor's mansion? CNN National Political Correspondent Jessica Yellin has the story from Norfolk, Virginia.

Plus: In Florida today, President Obama is leading a new political push for cleaner energy. CNN White House Correspondent Dan Lothian has the facts on a $3.4 billion effort to modernize the nation's power grid.

Finally: A former Marine frustrated with recent Afghanistan strategy quits his State Department post. CNN's Brian Todd talks with Matthew Hoh about the deadliest month in eight years of fighting.

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October 26th, 2009
06:36 PM ET
4 years ago

Podcast: Deadliest day for US troops in years

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WASHINGTON(CNN)–
In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily: As President Obama continues to face tough choices on troop levels in Afghanistan, US forces there experience the deadliest day in years. CNN's Pentagon Corrrespondent Chris Lawrence reports from the grounds of Kabul, Afghanistan.

Meanwhile: The Pentagon rolls out the red carpet for one of China's most powerful military officers. CNN's Elaine Quijano takes a look at the big welcome just months after the two countries faced-off on the high seas.

Finally: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid publicly announced that he wants legislation to include a government-run health care option. CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash investigates a major turning point in the battle over health care reform.

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October 21st, 2009
07:51 PM ET
4 years ago

Podcast: Hillary Clinton lays out the latest on nuclear threats

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WASHINGTON(CNN)– In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily: First Lady Michelle Obama met with students out on the South Lawn Wednesday to call for nutritious change in America. CNN's Kate Bolduan shines the spotlight on what schools across the country are doing to improve their lunch choices.

Meanwhile: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warns Tehran again that the administration's openness to diplomatic engagement with Iran isn't open-ended, as concern continues to rise over the state of Iran's nuclear program. CNN Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jill Dougherty reports on Clinton's latest comments on nuclear threats facing the United States.

Plus: President Obama announced a plan today to help banks free up credit for struggling small businesses. Could there be a stimulus, round two ahead? CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash reports.

Finally: Sen. John Kerry, back from Afghanistan, briefed President Obama at the White House today. CNN White House Correspondent Dan Lothian takes a look at new hints that President Obama may be moving closer to a decision on troop levels in Afghanistan.

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October 19th, 2009
09:02 PM ET
5 years ago

Podcast: Is Afghanistan becoming Obama's Vietnam?

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In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily: A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll shows that Americans are beginning to compare the U.S. military operation in Afghanistan to the Vietnam war. CNN White House Correspondent Dan Lothian reports on the tough choices that lie ahead for President Obama on Afghanistan.

Meanwhile: The White House is taking aim at lobbying efforts by Wall Street. CNN National Poltical Correspondent Jessica Yellin reports.

Plus: During his White House bid, President Obama promised that when it came to health care reform the American people would not be kept in the dark. With five health care bills now out of various congressional committees, some critics are asking where is the transparency that Obama promised. CNN's Jim Acosta has the story.

Finally: From tracking missing children, investigating fraud, and assuring the first family's safety, the Secret Service has its hands full. CNN's Brian Todd takes a look at a new congressional report that raises concerns about whether the elite force responsible for protecting the president may be overloaded with too many responsibilities.

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October 7th, 2009
08:34 PM ET
5 years ago

Podcast: Lawmakers take on credit card changes

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In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily: National Political Correspondent Jessica Yellin broke the story on CNN - credit card customers are facing difficult choices over mkaing ends meet after sudden spikes in their minimum monthly payments. Yellin reports on what some Members of Congress are doing to discourage banks from targeting consumers before a new law takes effect.

Meanwhile: On the eighth anniversary of the U.S. invastion of Afghanistan, President Obama met again Wednesday with advisers at the White House as they hash out Obama's next steps in the war torn country. Senior White House correspondent Ed Henry reports on what Obama is considering.

Finally: Vice President Biden has his own view about what the approach should be in Afghanistan. Brian Todd has the scoop on what the vice president is saying and why he thinks Pakistan is the greater threat to U.S security.

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October 6th, 2009
06:41 PM ET
5 years ago

Podcast: Senator denies breaking the law

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In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily: Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash lands an exclusive interview with embattled Republican Sen. John Ensign about a possible ethics investigation over questions that followed his affair with a staffer's wife.

Meanwhile: President Obama holds a bipartisan meeting at the White House to discuss strategy for Afghanistan. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid gives his assessment of the talks.

Finally: The Situation Room's Wolf Blitzer questions Minority Whip Eric Cantor about Tuesday's meeting at the White House and whether he feels Republican viewpoints were taken into account.

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October 5th, 2009
09:05 PM ET
5 years ago

Podcast: SNL skewers Obama

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WASHINGTON (CNN) – After a hard-hitting Saturday Night Live skit that mocked President Obama for accomplishing "nothing, nada" so far in his presidency, could Obama, like former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, become synonymous with biting SNL impersonations of him?

In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily, Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry and Senior Political Analyst Gloria Borger weigh in on SNL's latest Obama spoof.

Plus: The White House is struggling to control increasingly public infighting over the President's strategy in Afghanistan. Comments by General Stanley McChrystal and a push-back Sunday on CNN's State of the Union by Obama National Security Adviser Jim Jones illustrate the friction within the administration. Ed Henry reports on the differences of opinion within the president's inner circle and the Democratic Party.

Finally: An attack by the Taliban on a remote U.S. outpost in Afghanistan results in the deadliest day for U.S. troops in the country in more than a year. CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr explains what happened.

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October 1st, 2009
07:30 PM ET
5 years ago

Podcast: Clinton administration secrets revealed

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WASHINGTON (CNN) - In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily: President Obama is demanding that Iran back promises made to officials in Geneva following diplomatic talks Thursday. Foreign Affairs correspondent Jill Dougherty examines the timeline being set for Iran by the administration.

Meanwhile: U.S. military officials are laying out their strategies for Afghanistan. In London, Gen. Stanley McChrystal - the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan - reiterated that "time does matter." CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr reports.

Plus: A new book reveals fascinating untold stories from the Clinton Administration. The Situation Room's Wolf Blizter sits down with Taylor Branch, the author of "The Clinton Tapes," for a behind the scenes look.

Finally: Rumors are circulating that President Obama is headed to Copenhagen for an 2016 Olympic bid victory lap. The White House and the International Olympic Committee dispute the claims. CNN's White House Correspondent Ed Henry sets the record straight.

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September 30th, 2009
08:26 PM ET
5 years ago

Podcast: Hillary Clinton is 'president' for a day

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WASHINGTON(CNN)–In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily: President Obama talked strategy with his national security team Wednesday. CNN's White House Correspondent Dan Lothian reports on who is advising the president.

Meanwhile First Lady Michelle Obama is in Copenhagen to lend her support for Chicago's 2016 Olympic bid. CNN's Mary Snowe takes a look at the odds that the first lady's hometown will land the games.

Plus: Revelations last week about a Iranian nuclear facility have prompted calls for action against Iran's regime on the eve of talks with the country. CNN's State Department Correspondent Jill Dougherty is in the Situation Room to analyze the high stakes negotiations.

Finally: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was "president" for a day as she chaired a United Nations Security Council session regarding violence against women. "It is time for all of us to resume our responsibility," the long time women's rights advocate told her male counterparts. CNN's Senior United Nations Correspondent Richard Roth has the story.

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