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

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

[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) – 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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