On Monday’s NewsHour…
THE DEBATE OVER TAX CUTS | For a few hours Sunday it appeared there might be compromise on whether to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for everyone except Americans making over $250,000. But House minority leader John Boehner later insisted that cuts should be given across the board. Gwen Ifill talks to Naftali Bendavid of the Wall Street Journal about the ongoing debate.
THE IMPACT OF LEHMAN BROTHERS COLLAPSE | The downfall of the Lehman Brothers global financial firm in 2008 prompted tougher requirements for financial institutions. Two financial reporters John Cassidy and Andrew Ross Sorkin talk about the new rules created to prevent future bailouts.
LACK OF SAFETY REGULATIONS IN CHILE MINING | Tom Bearden reports from Chile on the hazardous conditions in the mining industry and the lack of safety regulations underground.
SEXUAL VIOLENCE ERUPTS IN CONGO | Violent rapes used as a weapon of war have spread through the Democratic Republic of Congo over the past decade. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports on the latest victims of the ongoing battle between the Congolese and fighters from neighboring nations.
VET CAMP: VETERANS HEALING EMOTIONAL WOUNDS | Ray Suarez reports on a special camp in Maine dedicated to helping veterans and their families heal from the emotional wounds of terror and war.
Monday’s anchors are Gwen Ifill and Jeffrey Brown. Hari Sreenivasan has the day’s other top news stories and look at the Web features. On The Rundown, there’s a slide show on the camp for veterans in Maine by Ray Suarez. Plus, Tom Bearden has a blog post on the problems that have long-plagued the Chilean mine where 33 workers remain trapped.
Also on this week’s political checklist video, Gwen Ifill talks to politics editor David Chalian about the debate over tax cuts and some races to watch in this week’s primaries.
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