My must read of the day is “James Franco Discusses ‘The Interview’ Hysteria and Calls Out Right-Wingers, Mitt Romney,” in the Daily Beast.
As chaos in Yemen continued to escalate, Denis McDonough, the White House chief of staff, appeared on all five major talk shows on Sunday to defend the administration’s counterterrorism efforts in the region.
On Sunday, the new editor in chief of Charlie Hebdo blasted news outlets that decided not to show their latest cover, accusing them of censoring democracy and insulting the public.
In an unexpected announcement, agency officials told the Huffington Post that Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner would leave her position in February.
The Prime Minister of France, Manuel Valls, said in a speech Sunday that his country was at war with radical Islam, but U.S. officials refrained from using similar language on Sunday.
President Obama visited Phoenix, Arizona, on Thursday, to deliver remarks and announce new housing proposals in a speech at Central High School, but did not visit the Veteran Affairs facility that was minutes away.
My must read of the day is “Many Outlets Are Censoring Charlie Hebdo’s Satirical Cartoons After Attack,” in BuzzFeed.
My must read of the day is “White House: Scalise as No. 3 says a lot about who GOP is,” in the Associated Press.
My must read of the day is “In the Land of the Possible,” by Evan Osnos, in the New Yorker.
On Sunday, President Obama defended his latest effort to work with Cuba as a calculated diplomatic effort and responded to critics who say the policy is yet another example of the president being too quick to appease bad actors.