October 14th, 2009
08:05 PM ET
5 years ago

Podcast: Lawmaker survives week alone on deserted island

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

WASHINGTON (CNN) - In the latest edition of CNN=Politics Daily: First Lady of California Maria Shriver caught on tape, breaking the law. What did she do that has her husband, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, up in arms? Internet Reporter Abbi Tatton has the answer.

Meanwhile: A day after an historic vote on health care reform, some congressional Democrats are pushing back hard on what they're calling a "sucker punch" by the insurance industry. National Political Correspondent Jessica Yellin reports on the move that could potentially mean major profit cuts for insurance companies.

Finally: Survivorman - a member of Congress, alone for a week on a deserted island. Rep. Jeff Flake, (R-Arizona) is in the Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer to reveal the story behind his dream vacation.

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Filed under: Health care • Jeff Flake • Maria Shriver
October 13th, 2009
06:50 PM ET
5 years ago

Podcast: Major health care plan out of the frying pan, into the fire

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

In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily: History was made at the Capitol on Tuesday as the Senate Finance Committee voted to move an $829 billion health reform bill to the floor of the Senate. Congressional Correspondent Brianna Keilar has the story.

Meanwhile: In Russia, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sat down with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jill Dougherty is in Moscow with details on how these diplomats dealt with the highest priority on the agenda - potential sanctions on Iran.

Finally: In a special report, CNN Correspondent Jessica Yellin delves into the murky past of health care reform legislation and breaks down what has to happen in both houses of Congress for pending health care bills to make it to President Obama's desk.

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Filed under: Health care • Hillary Clinton • Popular Posts • President Obama
October 12th, 2009
08:13 PM ET
5 years ago

Podcast: Pop star demands Obama to take action on gay rights

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In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily: Pop star Lady Gaga dramatically demands President Obama to end "don't ask, don't tell" hours after he introduced her at an event put on by the country's largest gay rights group. Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry reports on how the White House is handling calls to eliminate the controversial policy.

Meanwhile: NFL players are saying thanks, but no thanks to an ownership bid by a group which includes conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh. CNN's Brian Todd has the story.

Finally: A new report released Monday by the health insurance industry slams the health care reform bill being considered by the Senate Finance Committee. Congressional Correspondent Brianna Keilar takes a look at how members of Congress are reacting and why the report is so divisive.

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Filed under: Health care • Popular Posts • President Obama
October 7th, 2009
08:34 PM ET
5 years ago

Podcast: Lawmakers take on credit card changes

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

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

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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Filed under: CNN=Politics Daily • Podcasts • Popular Posts
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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Filed under: CNN=Politics Daily • Podcasts
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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September 29th, 2009
08:26 PM ET
5 years ago

Podcast: Secret Service investigates poll posted on Facebook

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

WASHINGTON (CNN)– In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily: President Obama is set to sit down Wednesday with his top generals for several high-profile meetings on Afghanistan. CNN White House Correspondent Dan Lothian takes a look at how Obama is approaching one of his most important foreign policy challenges.

Plus: A major setback Tuesday for supporters of the so-called "public option," as two Democratic amendments to include the measure were defeated during a Senate committee vote. But Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-West Virginia, the sponsor of one of the amendments, insists the public option is not dead yet and vows to continue his push to keep the issue on the table.

Meanwhile: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano talks terror attacks and emergency preparedness since 9/11. Are America's cities equipped to handle a terrorist attack? Wolf Blitzer gets the answers.

Finally: Democratic strategist Paul Begala and Republican strategist Rich Galen weigh in on a Facebook poll about President Obama so controversial that the Secret Service is investigating it. The two strategists sound off on the heated rhetoric.

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Filed under: CNN=Politics Daily • Podcasts • President Obama