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January 22nd, 2013
10:25 PM ET

Jake Tapper on Obama's next 100 days: "There will be some pretty difficult fights"

As Tuesday marks the first day of Barack Obama's second term, this evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed a live audience, and a full collection of guests, all charged with evaluating the job the president has done thus far during his tenure in Washington, while also laying out expectations, predictions and inspirations for his final four years in the Oval Office.

Joining the program as part of his first official day on CNN, Jake Tapper shared a bit of insight from the nation's capitol, offering a glimpse at what the commander-in-chief will look to accomplish over the course of the next 100 days:

"Obviously he's talked a lot about trying to combat gun violence, and we'll see efforts legislatively right off the bat on that," said the anchor and Washington correspondent. "I also would expect, of course, some of the budgetary issues, of course, will be forced upon him because of the forced spending cuts, the so-called sequester being pushed back."

In terms of both parties working together, to actually pass legislation, Tapper told Piers Morgan that things could get complicated: FULL POST

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January 22nd, 2013
01:52 PM ET

Tonight: The first day of the second term – Barack Obama moving forward

On the first day of Barack Obama's second term, this evening "Piers Morgan Tonight" will reflect on the president's tenure to this point, while also laying out inspirations and expectations for a second, and final, four year stint at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Welcoming a live studio audience, and a large collection of informed and opinionated guests, tonight Piers Morgan will host a town hall-style event focused on the future of American leadership.

Joining the program – and celebrating his first official day at CNN – Jake Tapper will add his vast Capitol Hill experience and insight, having recently been named CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent.

In addition to Tapper, legendary journalist and rhetorical master Dan Rather returns to the "Piers Morgan Tonight" studio. A seven-time Peabody award winner, Rather will be looking to build upon previous appearances which have seen the seven-time Peabody award winner drop such gems as "making his fingernails sweat" and "the smell of victory in his nostrils" as part of his description of what was then a hotly-contested race for the Republican nomination. FULL POST

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Need to Know News:  Obama begins second term; American killed in Algeria hostage standoff
January 22nd, 2013
11:01 AM ET

Need to Know News: Obama begins second term; American killed in Algeria hostage standoff

Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.

For January 22, 2013 – Barack Obama begins second term, American killed in Algeria hostage standoff and Prince Harry says he killed Taliban militants...

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