American flag flies again in Havana; 80 years of Social Security

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     Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez prior to their meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. Kerry traveled to the Cuban capital to raise the U.S. flag and formally reopen the long-closed U.S. Embassy. Cuba and U.S. officially restored diplomatic relations July 20, as part of efforts to normalize ties between the former Cold War foes. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo, Pool)

    Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez prior to their meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. Kerry traveled to the Cuban capital to raise the U.S. flag and formally reopen the long-closed U.S. Embassy. Cuba and U.S. officially restored diplomatic relations July 20, as part of efforts to normalize ties between the former Cold War foes. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo, Pool)

    80 years ago today, then President Franklin Roosevelt signed the law that created Social Security. NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller talks with Gallup’s Frank Newport about American opinion.

    80 years ago today, then President Franklin Roosevelt signed the law that created Social Security. Tonight we take a look at its popularity amid demographic trends pointing towards insolvency for the Social Trust fund within 20 years.

    Today is also notable in that the U.S. flag is flying at the U.S. Embassy in Havana for the first time since 1961. Most Americans supporty restoring ties with Cuba.

    Secretary of State John Kerry was on hand in Havana today – his popularity is up from a few months ago, but still below 50% favorable and not nearly as high as the favorable rating enjoyed by a number of previous Secretaries of State. Kerry has been mentioned as a possible Democratic Presidential candidate – as has Al Gore.

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