Tick, tick… there are barely 70 days until Inauguration Day. (We’re counting so you don’t have to.) Tomorrow, President-elect Obama’s transition council holds its third meeting. There will be plenty to hash over: Treasury Secretary Paulson holds a news conference tomorrow to give an update on the financial rescue package; and Army Maj. Gen. Robert Cone will hold a press briefing on security and training operations in Afghanistan. These two crises are just two of the extreme challenges facing Obama. Candy Crowley will file a news-of-day piece on the latest in the transition.
On a lighter note, Randi Kaye will be digging deeper on Presidential Fitness and Americans’ fascination with it. Quick, how many of you have heard of Hooverball, the White House game du jour during the Hoover administration? If you’re drawing a blank, watch Randi’s report. President-elect Obama has already signaled that basketball, not Hooverball, will be the new game in town when he takes office. Randi will look at the fitness routines of presidents past and present to see what works best, what doesn’t and how former presidents’ preferred workouts have reflected on their presidencies.
What’s that, you’re craving a big helping of Raw Politics? Funny you should say so. Sarah Palin can’t seem to get enough air time these days. Tomorrow, she sits down with Wolf Blitzer and Larry King. Apparently, she has a lot to say – and we’re listening.
While Palin is busy responding to nasty leaks by former McCain staffers, her party is taking on water, drowning in a post-election identity crisis. Tomorrow Republican governors from across the country will convene in Miami, their first gathering since the election. We’re also following the behind-the-scenes battle raging between former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele. Both men are fighting to take the reins of the Republican National Committee but they’re not the only ones. Joe Johns will look at who else is trying to muscle in to become the next GOP star.
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