Political Checklist: Obama’s Libya Speech, Budget Battle, Geraldine Ferraro

BY Quinn Bowman  March 28, 2011 at 12:52 PM EDT



In this week’s edition of the Political Checklist, Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff take an in-depth look at what President Obama needs to accomplish with his address to the nation Monday evening
about the conflict in Libya.

Also on the agenda is the looming budget battle in Congress, which again faces a deadline (now April 8) to fund the government and avoid a shutdown. Gwen and Judy also share their memories about former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro, who died on Saturday. Judy said that Ferraro’s presence in the 1984 campaign helped spur media organizations to send more female journalists to cover the campaign, and Gwen recalled that Ferraro was known for always speaking her mind.

You can watch President Obama’s speech live on the NewsHour’s website and on some local PBS stations.

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