At his final press conference of 2013, the first question asked of President Obama was "Was this the worst year of your presidency?" Ben Smith, editor-in-chief of Buzzfeed, assesses whether it's possible to judge that question, looks back at the year in Obama, what to expect from 2014.
WNYC news host and reporter Richard Hake and NJPR host David Furst join Brian for the latest news on the storm, with WNYC reporters and other guests, including live coverage of Gov. Cuomo's and Mayor Bloomberg's press conferences. Plus, your calls.
There's down to the wire, and then there's this. Ben Smith, senior political writer for Politico.com,discusses the continued intransigence in the debt ceiling negotiations in Washington, and the various plans being crafted in the Republican and Democratic camps.
Yesterday, the Senate voted against taking up a military bill that includes the DREAM Act and a repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Ben Smith, senior political writer at Politico, discusses the vote and politics at play. Plus, your take on this morning's surprising Paladino-Cuomo poll - it's closer than almost anyone expected.
Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, and other Republican stars are headed to New Orleans. Politico.com's Ben Smith and Time's Michael Scherer discuss this weekend's Southern Republican Leadership Conference and what's ahead for the Republican party heading into November's mid-term elections.
Is the health care debate really Obama's Waterloo? Ben Smith of Politico discusses the battle lines being drawn in Washington. Then, Congressman Ron Kind (D-WI), discusses what centrist Democrats want from health care legislation, and why he voted against the bill last Friday.