Today is Martin Luther King Day. It was also five years ago today that President Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. Over the course of his presidency, Mr. Obama has often shied away from talking about race. But he opened up on the topic in a revealing interview with the New Yorker's David Remnick. Anderson discussed it with Mr. Remnick and John Ridley, screenwriter of "12 Years a Slave."
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President Obama held his last news conference of 2013 today, and the critical questions didn’t come up short. Reporters grilled the president about whether he thinks it’s been his worst year. And while markets are at an all-time high, President Obama’s approval rating is down to 41% - an all-time low. CNN’s John King, Candy Crowley, and David Gergen discuss the president’s comments and what 2014 may have in store.
The world's eyes were on President Obama today at Nelson Mandela's memorial. While he was on stage he shook the hand of Cuba's President Raul Castro. The White House says the moment was unplanned and uncomplicated. Some are calling this a sign of hope, while others call it a sign of surrender. John Berman discussed it with CNNPolitical Commentator Ana Navarro and Senior Political Analayst David Gergen.
Some unscripted moments today for President Obama as he tried to rally support for immigration reform. An audience member interrupted the president's remarks, and called for him to halt deportations. It came on a busy day for the administration which is facing criticism for the nuclear deal with Iran and record low poll numbers. Jim Acosta has the latest.
Wolf discussed the Iran nuclear deal with Mike Doran of the Brookings Institution and Anne-Marie Slaughter,president of the New America Foundation.
Weeks after the Affordable Care Act website went live and melted down, President Obama is apologizing. He's apologizing for those technical problems, along with failing to live up to the promises he made. At nearly every stop in the 2012 campaign, he repeated "you can keep your doctor" and "you can keep your plan." Now we know several million people are seeing their existing policies cancelled. Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley, Chief National Correspondent John King, and Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger all weigh in.
The latest technical failure preventing Americans from signing up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act appears to be fixed. But now more people are finding out President Obama's claims that if you like your coverage, you can keep your coverage may not be true. Jim Acosta takes a closer look.
We are now learning the NSA surveillance program that targeted world leaders’ phones may date back to 2002. The Wall Street Journal is reporting President Obama did not learn about it until last summer. Now Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein is calling this "a big problem" and wants a full review of all of America's intelligence programs. Jim Sciutto has the latest.
President Obama praised Democrats and "responsible Republicans" for ending the government shutdown. He described it as a "self-inflicted crisis" that encouraged our enemies, emboldened our competitors and depressed our friends who look to us for steady leadership. Brianna Keilar has the latest from the White House.
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