Nikki Haley was one of two conservative minority Republicans to post primary wins in South Carolina, thanks to strong backing from tea party voters. Judy Woodruff talks to two political watchers about what those wins mean for the general election. Continue reading
In “Knuffle Bunny: a Cautionary Tale,” a simple trip to the laundromat gone awry provides plenty of dramatic and comedic material for a 31-page picture book. But is it enough to support a 45-minute musical? That was the challenge for author, illustrator, and now playwright, Mo Willems, whose very popular children’s book has just been transformed into a stage performance at the Kennedy Center.
As part of a visit to Washington to reaffirm a commitment to fight insurgency in his country and heal an at times strained relationship, Afghan President Hamid Karzai met with Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of the U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan. Jeffrey Brown reports on the meeting. Continue reading
Incumbent Blanche Lincoln is campaigning to hold on to her seat in the U.S. Senate in a heated Democratic primary race in Arkansas. Spencer Michels reports on how the state’s agriculture industry and discontent with Washington may factor into the race. Continue reading
Tea Party activists across the country used Thursday’s income tax filing deadline as a platform to voice disputes over the growth of government, while the Obama administration stressed the importance of tax-funded programs. Jim Lehrer reports. Continue reading