WASHINGTON — Democratic officials say Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest serving woman in the history of Congress, is ready to announce her retirement.
Roughly one in seven people in the United States rely on food banks or other charitable organizations for basic nutrition, according to a new study by the nonprofit Feeding America. That number includes 25 percent of active military families, and an increased number of adult college students. Deborah Flateman, executive director of the Maryland Food Bank, joins Jeffrey Brown to discuss the crisis. Continue reading
Today in the Morning Line: Mississippi Senate GOP runoff headlines Primary Day Other races to watch include Democratic gubernatorial primary in Maryland and Senate GOP primary in Oklahoma Biden touts his working-class roots at White House event New CBS News/New … Continue reading
Hurricane Sandy, which is being called a "superstorm", began bearing down on the East Coast of the United States on Monday. Cities in New York, Delware and New Jersey saw flooding before the hurricane made landfall. These photos follow Sandy’s path to land through the northeaster United States. Continue reading
In other news Tuesday, Republicans held presidential primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C. While Mitt Romney hoped victories would force Rick Santorum to step aside, Santorum insists he’ll stay in the race. Also, the National Weather Service confirmed at least two "extremely dangerous" tornadoes in North Texas. Continue reading
With endorsements from Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Ron Johnson, Mitt Romney campaigned exclusively in Wisconsin Monday where 42 delegates are at stake in Tuesday’s Republican primary. Gwen Ifill, USA Today’s Susan Page and The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Craig Gilbert outline the stakes for the Badger State’s primary. Continue reading
Government officials up and down much of the East Coast on Wednesday rushed to respond to a biting snowstorm that left thousands without power and strained already tight state and local budgets. Gwen Ifill speaks with state leaders and other officials about the response to the massive storm. Continue reading