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Waukesha, Wisconsin (CNN) - Approval ratings - and the events that led to the most difficult political year of his presidency - mean very little to President Barack Obama's daughters.
They are more concerned, he said, with their teenage pursuits.
"When we sit down at the dinner table, they have some awareness of what's going on. And we have great conversations although mostly it's about history more than about what's going on right now," Obama told CNN in an exclusive interview airing Friday.
"But it's true. Look, they're teenagers. They're fully absorbed with their lives, what's going on at school."
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Waukesha, Wisconsin (CNN) - Once, Barack Obama spoke of what he wanted for his presidency in terms of healing a nation divided. "This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow, and our planet began to heal," he said.
Today, Obama is talking about executive orders and executive actions - with a pen or phone - if a divided Congress won't or can't act on an agenda he laid out this week in his State of the Union address.
But in an exclusive interview airing Friday on CNN, the President insists he has not recalibrated his ambitions.
"In no way are my expectations diminished or my ambitions diminished. But what is obviously true is we've got a divided government right now," Obama said.
(CNN) - Numbers released this week show Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer is in trouble. Eighteen months into the job, and the company's suffering declining sales, and shown little progress winning any ground from mega tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Twitter.
Is this the end of the line for Mayer? Fortune magazine's Jessi Hempel says that's the wrong question. The one to ask: What has she done right?
(CNN) - Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursdsay that he will seek the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the alleged Boston bomber.
Federal officials weighed the opinions of victims of the attack in their decision. Survivors were asked to fill out a questionnaire about the death penalty.
"It's hard to think of a crime that more qualifies for it than this one," said CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin.
(CNN) – Conservative Wisconsin GOP Rep. Paul Ryan isn't shutting any doors to 2016.
"I'm not closing my options," the 2012 vice Republican presidential nominee told CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper in an interview appearing on "The Lead" Thursday. "But I'm just not focusing on that right now.”