January 16th, 2009
01:40 PM ET
14 years ago

Top 5 challenges facing Obama’s administration

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/images/01/23/art.cepd.cnn.jpg caption="CNN=Politics Daily is The Best Political Podcast from The Best Political Team."](CNN) - Barack Obama inherits the White House office in less than four days. What are the top issues on the president-elect’s agenda? In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily, we’re counting down the top 5 challenges facing the Obama administration and our panel of experts is weighing in.
Also: Delivering his farewell address Thursday, President Bush admitted obvious setbacks during his administration, acknowledging there were things he “would have done differently” throughout his two terms in office. But will the president be remembered solely for his controversial decisions, or will history be kinder to his legacy? Former Bush speechwriter David Frum joins us to discuss the debate over the president’s tenure.
Finally: President-elect Barack Obama revealed in an interview Thursday he would make addressing entitlement spending a top priority in his administration.  CNN White House Correspondent Suzanne Malveaux has the details on what Obama told the Washington Post about the “hard decisions” on Social Security and Medicare he’ll have to make in office.
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