January 30th, 2009
08:05 PM ET
9 years ago

Podcast: ‘This is awesome,’ says first African-American RNC chair

[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) –The nation elected its first African-American to lead the country - now the Republican National Committee has elected its first African-American to lead the GOP. What does the new RNC chairman have to say? “This is awesome.” In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily, we’ll show you Michael Steele’s acceptance speech. CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider is reporting on the scene.

Plus: President Obama’s debut on the world stage. CNN’s top international correspondents discuss the president’s first international moves, and his message to the global community. CNN’s Christiane Amanpour and Michael Ware weigh in.

And: CNN’s Don Lemon looks at how the president is picking his battles and setting a global tone.

Finally: The Obama team has issued its first marching orders to the army of campaign backers who've pledged to push for the new president's agenda: Host a stimulus party. The Democratic Party is calling on millions of Obama supporters to help make the case for the president’s economic recovery plan. CNN Internet reporter Abbi Tatton takes a look at exactly what the DNC is asking the campaign’s most dedicated supporters to do.

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