OBAMA BUDGET PROPOSAL – President Obama sent Congress a $3.8 trillion budget Monday, which raises taxes for wealthy Americans and proposes new jobs programs. Gwen Ifill leads a debate between Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget at the New America Foundation, and Robert Greenstein, Executive Director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
TOYOTA RECALL – As Toyota struggles to fix its faulty gas pedals, we get perspective from Micheline Maynard, Senior Business Correspondent at The New York Times and author of the book, “The Selling of the American Economy.”
HAITI RECONSTRUCTION – Then, the latest from Haiti, where ten Americans were detained after allegedly trying to spirit 33 children out of the country. Jeffrey Brown talks to NPR’s Mandalit Del Barco in Port-au-Prince.
MEDICAL MARIJUANA – Tom Bearden reports from Colorado on efforts to regulate the sale of medical marijuana.
HOW STRONG IS AL-QAIDA? – And in another of Margaret Warner’s conversations about the strength of al-Qaida, she talks to former CIA officer Marc Sageman.
WEB-ONLY – President Obama participated in a YouTube interview Monday- we have a link to the full event, and later tonight on the Rundown, an interview with YouTube News and Political Director Steve Grove, who moderated today’s discussion. There’s more from our reporting team in Haiti, including profiles of two Haitians trying to leave their country, and a slide show from the isolated city of Jacmel. You can watch both of Margaret Warner’s conversations on the state of al-Qaida.
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