First watch: The day ahead in politics

McClatchy Washington BureauNovember 8, 2013 


Newly elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani insists he’s ready to resolve Iran's nuclear issue within months.


CBS' Lara Logan says "60 Minutes" will apologize to viewers for its report on Benghazi that relied on a security contractor who gave conflicting accounts of the Sept. 11, 2012 violence. Dylan Davies provided to CBS an eyewitness recounting of the events that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, but his testimony to the FBI says he was elsewhere in Libya at the time.

Secretary of State John Kerry is on his way to Geneva to join talks with Iran that could lead today to an agreement on nuclear enrichment. Before departing, he met for two hours with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said, "Iran got the deal of the century and the international community got a bad deal."

President Obama personally apologized to people who are losing healthcare plans following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. A McClatchy report reveals that in 2010, advisers knew that up to 52 million Americans could be vulnerable to lost plans. “I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me,” Obama told NBC's Chuck Todd on Thursday.

Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), a category-5 storm, has killed three people and displaced at least one million as it crossed the Philippines. "The super typhoon likely made landfall with winds near 195 mph. This makes Haiyan the strongest tropical cyclone on record to make landfall," meteorologist Jeff Masters told Reuters.


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