May 1st, 2009
06:00 PM ET
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Podcast: Who will replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Souter?

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(CNN) – President Obama will pick his first Supreme Court Justice, after breaking into a White House press briefing and confirming Associate Justice David Souter's retirement after 29 years on the bench. In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily, CNN's Jill Dougherty takes a look at the president's options as he looks to name Souter's replacement.

Plus: The GOP is bracing for a battle over the Supreme Court Justice's surrogate. CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash looks at conservatives' plans to fight the president every step of the way.

Also: CNN Senior Political Analyst Gloria Borger has Republican-turned- Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter's take on the president's decision.

Finally: Cuban-Americans are taking advantage of their new freedom to return to their homeland by celebrating May Day in Havana. But former Cuban President Fidel Castro is making a provocative claim that the United States wants Cubans to "return to the fold of slaves." CNN's Jim Acosta reports on the situation from the island nation.

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  1. Bill ~ Down on the Bayou

    The retirement of Justice Suter is just what the "Great One" (obama) needs to prove he is in chargr.
    I look for him to nominatesomeone of great distinction and accomplishment, such as: Bernadine Dorn, Ward Churchill, Bill Ayers, Jessie Jackson, Donna Brazile, The Rev. Wright.
    And the list goes on, he has a treasure trove to draw from.

    May 1, 2009 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  2. Tom

    "...conservatives' plans to fight the president every step of the way." What else is new? This is all they know how to do–stand in the way of progress. At least they're not in charge anymore–we had enough regress during the last eight years. Get out of the way, dinosaurs, we're heading into the future with a president who knows how to lead for real!

    May 1, 2009 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  3. dace

    We need a true liberal to balance this ultra far right fringe anti-constitutional bush ideologue kangaroo court. It is so far right that the few moderates are demonized as liberals of which there are none. How about a true liberal Hispanic or Asian woman in her 20's so the 4 decade right wing strangle hold might be balanced at some point.

    May 1, 2009 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  4. ds, USA

    Bill Clinton, I want to see Sean Hannity And Newt 's head to pop!

    May 1, 2009 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  5. R in Maine

    Today I understand why I voted for Obama. Get used to it GOP.

    May 1, 2009 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |