On Monday’s NewsHour: Russian Airport Bombing, Spending Cuts

BY News Desk  January 24, 2011 at 6:06 PM EDT

RUSSIAN AIRPORT BOMBING | An explosion in the international arrivals area of Moscow’s largest air travel hub, Domodedovo Airport, killed at least 35 people in what President Obama called “an outrageous act of terrorism.” Russian authorities believe a suicide bomber carried out the attack in an unsecured area of the airport. Judy Woodruff gets details from Washington Post Moscow correspondent Will Englund.

SPENDING CUTS LOOM | Congressional correspondent Kwame Holman reports on debate in the House over steep spending cuts proposed by Republicans, and Jeffrey Brown looks at the fight in Washington over how to handle the nation’s growing debt, and where lawmakers will spend — or cut — with guests Robert Greenstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Chris Edwards of the Cato Institute.

EUROPE’S DEBT | Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on the fallout from Europe’s debt crisis, which has led to political woes and bank bailouts. His update is park of his ongoing series on Making Sen$e of financial news.

LOUGHNER ARRAIGNMENT | Alleged Tucson shooter Jared Loughner appeared in an Arizona courtroom, where a plea of “not guilty” was entered on his behalf. Loughner faces charged of attempted assassination, murder and attempted murder in the wake of the shooting rampage at a Tucson meet-and-greet event for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Gwen Ifill talks to Michael Kiefer of The Arizona Republic about the day’s events, and then to Laurie Levenson of Loyola Law School for an in-depth look at the legal issues at play in the case.

RAHM EMANUEL | A panel of judges ruled Monday that former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s name cannot be included on the ballot for Chicago’s mayoral race because he did not meet residency requirements in the two years leading up to his announcement. Emanuel has vowed to appeal in the state’s top court. Ray Suarez examines the case with Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff anchor Monday night’s program. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top headlines and a look at features on our website.

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