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Global Politics

Health care for illegal immigrants

The last piece of the health care reform law is now on its way to President Obama. The law's main purpose is to extend health care coverage to uninsured Americans. Those who are here illegally are still out of luck. The World's Alex Gallafent reports.

Conflict & Justice

Review for Guantanamo detainees

The White House is drafting an executive order that would formalize the indefinite detention without trial of some Guantanamo detainees, with periodic reviews of their cases. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Lt. Col David Frakt of the USAFR JAG Corps.

Conflict & Justice

US national security team changes

Anchor Marco Werman discusses the coming changes to President Obama's national security team with author and analyst Tom Ricks. Changes are expected in leadership roles at the Pentagon, CIA and Central Command, which oversees the war in Afghanistan.

Global Politics

No cigar just yet: Many obstacles remain before complete normalization with Cuba

President Barack Obama’s December 17 announcement that he would begin normalizing relations with Cuba sparked hot debate on both sides of the Florida Strait. It also began a political process that won’t end until a highly fractious Congress can agree on new legislation, not likely to happen any time soon. Among other obstacles is the long-questioned human rights record of the Castro regime. Independent watchdog organization Freedom House says Cuba falls just shy of its “worst of the worst list” for denying its citizens political rights and civil liberties.