With all the strife over public-sector unions, including irate e-mails in response to our pension coverage on the program, we thought we’d lighten the mood by sharing some recent political cartoons.
With all the strife over public sector unions, including irate e-mails in response to our pension coverage on the program, we thought we’d lighten the mood today by sharing some recent political cartoons.
President Obama issued his strongest statement yet on Libya, saying Moammar Gadhafi must step down and leave the country. James Mates, Jonathan Miller and Alex Thomson of Independent Television News report on the latest developments in Libya and a new investigation launched by the International Criminal Court. Continue reading
The nation’s high court ruled 8-1 to uphold the free speech rights of a controversial group of religious protesters known for anti-gay rhetoric at military funerals. Judy Woodruff talks with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about the implications of the highly anticipated and emotionally charged case. Continue reading
Wisconsin public employees continued another week of protests as Gov. Scott Walker presented his budget plan for the coming year to the state Assembly. Jeffrey Brown talks with Harley Shaiken of the University of California, Berkeley, and the Cato Institute’s Chris Edwards about public- vs. private-sector benefits and pay. Continue reading
Embattled Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi appeared on state television urging his followers to defend the nation as protesters poured into the streets after Friday prayers. John Ray of Independent Television News reports from inside Tunisia on preparations there for potential further chaos in neighboring Libya. Continue reading
Indiana lawmakers followed their Wisconsin counterparts’ example by leaving the state to halt a bill that would curb the influence of labor unions. Gwen Ifill talks to reporters in New Jersey, Indiana and Ohio, where state budget deficits are going head-to-head with the collective bargaining rights of public employees. Continue reading
Margaret Warner talks with the World Bank’s Nihal Elwan and American University’s Diane Singerman about the street harassment Egyptian women face in their daily lives. Continue reading
Amid the firestorm in Wisconsin over whether to scrap collective-bargaining rights for public employees, Ray Suarez speaks with Wisconsin Public Television Capitol reporter Adam Schrager, who has been covering the protests this week — described as the largest in Madison since the 1960s. Continue reading
In other news Wednesday, Israel warned that Iran is preparing to send two warships to Syria via the Suez Canal. The Egyptian body that oversees the canal denied the claim. The GOP-led House moved ahead with a bill eliminating $61 billion from this fiscal year’s government spending despite a veto threat from President Obama. Continue reading