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When You're The President, What Counts As Need To Know?

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In both the disastrous roll out of HealthCare.gov and allegations the NSA tapped the cell phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other world leaders, the White House has claimed President Obama had not been informed of the details as they were happening. Robert Siegel talks to David Gergen, former presidential advisor, about what a president needs to know, and how he finds out the information on a daily basis about issues of national security and other realms. Gergen served Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.
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