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January 28th, 2014
06:55 PM ET

S.E. Cupp: Obama strikes 'terrible tone'

Previewing the State of the Union speech, S.E. Cupp comments on the President's expected focus on going around Congress.


Filed under: President Obama • S.E. Cupp • State of the Union
January 27th, 2014
08:06 PM ET

Pres. Obama promises "year of action"

CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta previews the President's State of the Union speech and the initiatives he plans on pursuing in the year ahead - one the administration has billed as a "year of action."


Filed under: Jim Acosta • President Obama • State of the Union
January 23rd, 2014
07:58 PM ET

Iran's rhetoric raises doubts about nuke deal

Tough talk from Iranian leaders contrasts with what the White House says is in the nuclear deal, so why won't the Obama administration release the text to set the record straight? CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta reports.


Filed under: Iran • Nuclear • President Obama
January 21st, 2014
06:52 PM ET

Do Christie's scandals help him in 2016?

Wolf Blitzer is joined by an expert political panel - John King, Gloria Borger, and Charles Blow - to discuss Governor Christie's drop in the polls and President Obama's recent comments on race.

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Filed under: Charles Blow • Chris Christie • Gloria Borger • John King • President Obama
January 20th, 2014
06:53 PM ET

Obama speaks candidly on race and pot

In an interview with The New Yorker magazine, President Obama opens up about issues of race, pot and political divisions.


Filed under: Joe Johns • President Obama • race
January 17th, 2014
06:35 PM ET

Behind-the-scenes of NSA decision making

Decisions on the President's NSA plans were finalized shortly before the announcement. CNN's Brianna Keilar reports.


Filed under: Brianna Keilar • NSA • President Obama
January 8th, 2014
08:38 AM ET

Pressure grows for Congress to pass unemployment benefits

After Pres. Obama spoke out on the issue, the Senate moved ahead on extending unemployment insurance, but the legislation may get stuck in the House - just as Americans like Katherine Hackett desperately need their checks. CNN's Brianna Keilar reports.


Filed under: Brianna Keilar • President Obama • Unemployment
January 7th, 2014
06:54 PM ET

Gates slams Obama, Biden in new memoir

In his new book "Duty," former Defense Secretary Robert Gates criticizes President Obama's handling of Afghanistan and says Vice President Biden has been wrong on every major foreign policy issue of the last 40 years. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.


Filed under: Afghanistan • foreign policy • Jim Sciutto • Joe Biden • President Obama • Robert Gates
December 19th, 2013
06:56 PM ET

Pres. Obama a "lousy brother"

In a new memoir, Mark Obama Ndesandjo, Pres. Barack Obama's half-brother, details their relationship - including some dark details about the father they shared. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Mark Obama Ndesandjo • President Obama
December 18th, 2013
07:46 PM ET

White House skipping Sochi Olympics

President Obama is skipping the upcoming Winter Olympics in Russia. CNN's Elise Labott reports.


Filed under: Elise Labott • gay rights • Olympics • President Obama • Russia
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