February 18th, 2009
06:54 PM ET
6 years ago

Podcast: ‘A nation of cowards,’ says US attorney general

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(CNN) – When it comes to race relations, says Attorney General Eric Holder, America is a “nation of cowards.” In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily, CNN Democratic Strategist Jamal Simmons and conservative commentator Terry Jeffrey weigh in on Holder’s strong words in Wednesday’s Strategy Session.

Also: Just days after his swearing in, President Obama began making cabinet announcements at a record pace. But after a month in office - and a string of recent nominee withdrawals - his cabinet remains incomplete. CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider reports on the holdup.

Plus: “Roland Burris must resign,” says the Chicago Tribune. CNN’s Susan Roesgen reports on the controversy that still surrounds former Illinoi Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s Senate pick, as new information brings calls for the resignation of Sen. Roland Burris.

Meanwhile: Hillary Clinton retraces President Obama’s steps. The Secretary of State visited the president’s childhood school in Indonesia during her first foreign trip to Asia. CNN’s Jill Dougherty brings us the story from Jakarta.

Finally: As many Americans face the prospect of losing their homes, President Obama releases a new plan to help them fight off foreclosure. CNN White House Correspondent Dan Lothian has the latest.

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February 9th, 2009
07:30 PM ET
6 years ago

Podcast: Israelis are looking for their own Obama

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

(CNN) - As his stimulus package faced a major Senate test, President Obama traveled to the heartland to sell the plan to ordinary Americans. In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily, White House Correspondent Dan Lothian has the story from Elkhart, Indiana.

Who stands to benefit most from the stimulus if it passes? Wolf Blitzer talks with Lawrence Summers, Director of the White House Economic Council, about the potential impact of the president’s plan.

Plus: President Bush may be gone, but a key congressional Democrat hasn’t forgotten: the committee chairman is calling for an investigation of the Bush Justice Department. CNN’s Elaine Quijano has the latest.

Also: Israelis are looking for their own Obama. Just a day before Israel heads to the polls to pick their next prime minister, CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider gauges the nation’s pre-election mood.

Finally: A big Capitol Hill win for President Obama just before his first White House press conference. CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash reports.

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