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January 28th, 2014
06:36 PM ET

Jason Collins: Cut through DC gridlock

NBA Veteran Jason Collins on his role in politics. He will attend the State of the Union address in the First Lady's box.

January 28th, 2014
06:03 PM ET

Jason Collins: Uphill climb for equality

NBA Veteran Jason Collins talks to Candy Crowley about his role in the LGBT community, politics and sports.

January 28th, 2014
02:22 PM ET

The art of the speech

The State of the Union address and the art of the speech.

Filed under: Candy Crowley • State of the Union
Presidential Poker Politics
January 28th, 2014
11:07 AM ET

Presidential Poker Politics

By Jamie Gray

Over the years, poker and the presidency have been inextricably linked. President Truman played poker with reporters for twelve hours a day on the ship returning from the Potsdam Conference and President Nixon is said to have used his winnings from the poker table to help fund one of his early political campaigns. In his seminal poker book, “Positively Fifth Street” author James McManus quotes one of Nixon’s college professors as saying “A man who couldn’t hold a hand in a first-class poker game is not fit to be President of the United States.” Indeed, many of the skills needed for success in a poker room can also be useful in the Oval Office.


Filed under: Peanut Gallery • State of the Union