President Obama talks about the prospects for immigration reform, marijuana, Sochi safety, and dialing back his governing ambitions. It's Obama’s first television interview since his State of Union address. The conversation with CNN’s Jake Tapper.
Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) on his response to the President, the GOP’s plan for breaking immigration gridlock, and what he did right in advance of the devastating snow and ice storm.
And our panel’s take on Obama’s 2014 agenda and whether it’s time for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to resign as the head of the Republican Governors Association, with former Congressman Artur Davis, CNN Senior Political Analyst Ron Brownstein and former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn join us.
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Get your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, January 31, 2014.
1. From hope and change to... what? In his first interview since his State of the Union address, President Obama says he hasn't recalibrated his expectations or plans for governing the country after some contentious years with Congress. "In no way are my expectations diminished, or my ambitions diminished, but what is obviously true is we've got divided government right now, the President told CNN's Jake Tapper. "The House Republicans, in particular, have had difficulty rallying around any agenda, much less mine. And in that kind of environment, what I don't want is the American people to think that the only way for us to make big change is through legislation." Obama also said he believed Democrats and Republicans could come together to pass an immigration reform bill, and expressed concerns about the fallout from the criminalization of pot use. You can see the President's interview Sunday, plus reaction to his comments from Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal on State of the Union.