NPR's Ari Shapiro interviews Jason Bordoff, professor and founding director at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University. He was also the former White House energy advisor to President Obama. Bordoff talks about the part of the budget deal this week which lifts the ban on oil exports, and what it means for consumers, industry, the economy and the environment.
President Obama visited the National Counterterrorism Center Thursday for a pre-holiday briefing on security precautions. It was another high-profile opportunity for the president to try to reassure Americans after attacks in Paris and San Bernardino that his administration is taking the threat of terrorism seriously.