San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith will be on the sidelines of the Super Bowl this weekend, after suffering a concussion midway through the season. Now he's counseling teammate Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback who replaced him. "The good ones stay ready," he says.
Melissa Block talks to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss new jobs numbers, Chuck Hagel's Senate confirmation hearing, immigration reform and the legacy of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch.
When it comes to football players suffering brain injuries, many NFL fans seem to have moved past denial, the first stage of coping with a terrible reality. It's followed byanger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.
Rep. James Clyburn talks to his granddaughter about his long road to becoming a U.S. congressman. After many losses, he never gave up, even when others suggested it was time to move on. Today, he's the highest-ranking African-American in Congress.
It's rare in sport for someone to declare that this will be the finale and then go out a winner, says commentator Frank Deford. But, on Sunday, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis hopes to do just that.
The "affection" Republicans have had for Hillary Clinton the past four years — feelings no doubt expressed in order to contrast how they felt about President Obama — seems to have come to an end, now that she may become their opponent in 2016. And it's also splitsville between Fox and Sarah Palin.
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