Today on New Day, CNN's Kate Bolduan spoke exclusively with Vice President Joe Biden about the task force to review federal jobs training program the president has asked him to lead. During the interview the Vice President also spoke about immigration reform, the priorities for the Obama administration and his prospects for running for President in 2016.
Asked to give a good reason not to run, Biden responded simply: “I can’t.”
“There may be reasons I don't run, but there's no obvious reason for me why I think I should not run,” he told Bolduan.
Biden went on to say he would make a decision “realistically, a year this summer.”
Vice President Biden on Obama priorities:
This month’s ‘Open Court’ takes viewers to France – the country with more male tennis players in the ATP top 100 than all other grand slam nations combined. FULL POST
‘Every Day in Cambodia: A CNN Freedom Project Documentary’ premieres on CNN/US Sunday at 7pET
‘Every Day In Cambodia’ is a powerful CNN Freedom Project documentary which follows Academy Award-winning actress and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Goodwill Ambassador to Combat Human Trafficking Mira Sorvino on a disturbing yet ultimately hopeful journey to Cambodia, where she shines a light on modern-day slavery.
Far from the bright lights of Hollywood, Sorvino speaks to survivors and urges governments to prosecute traffickers, demanding to know why the Cambodian government is still allowing this outrage to happen. Three mothers also reveal why they allow their young daughters to be so cruelly exploited.
“The brave Cambodian girl survivors who shared their stories broke my heart,” she said. “But their incredible spirits inspire me to continue fighting this atrocious scourge until all the victims can be brought to safety and their traffickers to justice.”
JOHN KERRY, SECRETARY OF STATE: Good to be with you.
TAPPER: So you've been secretary of State for a year.
What's been the most surprising thing about the job?
KERRY: I - I think just the sheer intensity of the number of issues coming at us all at one time on a global basis. A lot of transformation, a lot of challenge in the world, a lot of upheaval. And all of it affects our interests, you know.
TAPPER: So let's start with one of them...
TAPPER: The director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, said that Bashar al-Assad in Syria has been strengthened since the chemical weapons deal. The United Nations says that Assad's regime is torturing children. He seems to be - Assad seems to be slow-walking the chemical weapons process and those are only the weapons that he's acknowledged he has, not other ones that he might be stockpiling, according to other reports.
CNN's Drew Griffin reports on Ukraine's Maksym Yastremsky, who has stolen over 40 million cards from mostly U.S.-based retailers and who cost credit card companies over $11 million. Up until the most recent Target Store breach, Yastremsky was the most prolific credit card hacker in the world who organized and operated a worldwide credit theft ring that hacked into nine major retailers.
In a CNN exclusive interview, Griffin talked with the secret service agent who was posing as a new partner in the criminal ring. Ultimately, the agent helped to nab the cyber criminals at the heart of this hacking underworld.
Read exclusive story here: Busting a credit card hacker
Brianna Keilar has been named CNN’s senior political correspondent, it was announced today by Sam Feist, CNN senior vice president and Washington bureau chief. With her new assignment as senior political correspondent, Keilar will cover important stories on politics and policy and serve as the lead reporter covering Hillary Clinton and the Democratic field. She begins her new assignment in March. In addition, Keilar will also serve as the network’s primary fill-in anchor for “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer” at 5 p.m. ET.
“Brianna has distinguished herself as one of the top political reporters in the field,” said Feist. “She possesses a strong understanding of both the White House and the congressional beat, and we’re thrilled she’ll be taking on this new assignment as the campaign season heats up.”
According to Nielsen Fast National data CNN’s Original Series THE SIXTIES: The British Invasion was #2 in cable news last night among total viewers during its 9pm, ET premiere telecast.
The series topped both MSNBC and FOX combined among younger viewers (18-34) at 9pm.
At 10pm, THE SIXTIES: The British Invasion also outperformed MSNBC among both total viewers and 25-54. FULL POST
In a New Day exclusive, CNN's Chris Cuomo sat down with basketball star Dennis Rodman for live interview from the rehab facility he checked himself into after returning home from North Korea. In the in-depth interview Rodman discussed his battle with alcoholism, his trip to North Korea, his comments about Kenneth Bae, and his controversial interview with Chris Cuomo while he was in North Korea. Rodman also invited Cuomo to accompany him on a visit to the Hermit Kingdom.