It’s one of the great landmarks of history: the Parthenon in Athens, constructed in the 5th century BC. It stands as the symbol of the cultural and political heights reached by the classical world.
As Congress works to draft health care reform legislation, the Hotline’s Amy Walter and NPR’s Julie Rovner assess President Obama’s latest remarks on a public insurance option, concerns over the cost of an overhaul and how the public is viewing the debate. Continue reading
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad challenged President Obama to a debate if he is re-elected as Iran’s president next month, and in Pakistan, the Taliban has called for refugees to return to the Swat Valley. At Arlington Cemetery, President Obama paid tribute to fallen troops. Continue reading
Academics and analysts discussed whether affirmative action policies should continue to be based on race and ethnicity or changed to reflect a person’s class and wealth. Ray Suarez moderated the debate at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. Continue reading
Opponents of the stimulus package moving through the Senate are skeptical of the bill’s increasing size, and of certain proposals they claim would not effectively boost the economy. Senators Jack Reed and John Thune debate the measure. Continue reading
As Congress shapes the stimulus package, the debate rages on over what parts of the bill will be most effective in reviving the country’s ailing economy. Business reporters analyze the plan’s components. Continue reading
Presidential hopefuls focused their words on aiding America’s middle class in their final debate while maintaining very different temperaments. Experts look at how the candidates’ rhetoric and approach foreshadow what’s ahead in the final weeks of the campaign. Continue reading
After watching the final presidential debate, a group of voters in the battleground state of New Mexico talk to Judy Woodruff about their reactions to the plans and words of Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama. Continue reading