President Obama won't be on the scene for the Winter Olympics, but there's a lot at stake in Sochi for Russian President Vladimir Putin. The opening ceremonies are tomorrow, but qualifying for some events began today. We get updates on those and on the many controversies surrounding the most expensive Olympics in history. Also, Pakistan negotiates with the Taliban. On today's Talking Point, 68 million Americans have little or no access to banks, but there are post offices in their neighborhoods. Could the troubled Postal Service come to the rescue — and reap a financial windfall?
Banner image: Jessika Jenson of the US performs a last jump during the women's snowboard slopestyle qualifying session at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, February 6, 2014. Photo: Mike Blake/Reuters