On Tuesday’s NewsHour…
HOUSE CLEARS $26 BILLION JOBS BILL| Congress made an early return from recess to vote in the jobs bill that is set to save teaching and public service jobs. Democrats claim 300,000 jobs will be saved, but Republicans say the government shouldn’t be spending more than it has.
SEC. GATES PROPOSES MILITARY SPENDING CUTS| Secretary Robert Gates announced a proposed plan of cutting 2800 military and civilian employees. The Pentagon budget has doubled over the past decade due to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Gate’s goal is save $100 billion, but some political leaders are critical including Democratic senators Mark Warner and Jim Webb.
U.S. BATTLES CYBERSECURITY THREATS | Spencer Michels reports on the vulnerability of the government and the nation’s “wired” infrastructure. This report is the first of a series of reports on cybersecurity.
RANGEL ADDRESSES ETHICS CHARGES ON HOUSE FLOOR | Charles Rangel made a visit to the House floor to talk about the ethics charges against him. Political Editor David Chalian analyzes what’s to come for the embattled New York Democrat.
SHOULD ISLAMIC CENTER BE BUILT NEAR GROUND ZERO? | An Islamic group got approval last week to build a 13-story community center just blocks away from where the Twin Towers once stood. Some are outraged at the choice of location including family of 9/11 victims. The Islamic group says they want to promote positive interaction between the Muslim world and the West.
Tuesday’s anchors are Jeffrey Brown and Gwen Ifill. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top news stories and look at features on the Web, Black Hat founder Jeff Moss talks about hacker mentality and the buzz on cybersecurity at this year’s conference. Plus updates from the field on Globalpost’s Afghanistan Dispatch Blog.
Also, on the Art Beat Jeffrey Brown talks to music critics Jim Derogatis and Greg Kot of WBEZ Chicago on the highlights from this year’s Lollapalooza Music Festival.
We hope you’ll join us.