Preview: Obama's 2014 Year-End Press Conference06:34
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Note: Here & Now will air live special coverage of the press conference, set to begin at 1:30 pm Eastern Time.


President Obama will finish up 2014 with his annual end-of-year press conference. He's expected to cover a wide range of this year's events, including:

  • The U.S. restoring relations with Cuba.
  • A U.S. response to the hack on Sony and whether North Korea was behind it.
  • The president's sweeping executive orders to defer deportation of more than 4 million immigrants.
  • The White House draft plan to rate the performance quality of 5,000 colleges and universities.
  • The fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS.
  • The protests for improved race relations and against police overreach after the events of Ferguson, Missouri.
  • Ending U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan.
  • The Senate "torture report" on the CIA.

Here & Now's Robin Young spoke with ABC news political director Rick Klein for a look at what the president is expected to cover.

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This segment aired on December 19, 2014.

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