TAXING BANKS - As the Obama administration considers a tax on big banks to recoup some of the federal rescue money, Judy Woodruff gets differing perspectives from Bert Ely, a banking industry consultant, and Felix Salmon, the…

Sports fans are abuzz over former baseball superstar Mark McGwire's admission that he used performance-enhancing steroids today. You can now hear 22 minutes of the slugger's conversation with reporter Joe Strauss via the Associated Press: Earlier today, we spoke…

Tom Rosenstiel of the Project for Excellence in Journalism stopped by The Rundown to talk about where news originates amid today’s changing media environment. His organization’s “How News Happens” study examined the “news ecosystem” of Baltimore to track whether…

GAY MARRIAGE - The battle over gay marriage moved to Federal Court in California today, where two gay men and two gay women are challenging the state's ban on gay marriage, and are hoping to take the issue all the…

JOBS NUMBERS - December's unemployment report was published early this morning, and showed the country losing a net 85,000 jobs - worse than analysts had been expecting. On the program tonight, we'll talk to David Leonhardt of the New…

BOMB PLOT REPORT - We'll have full coverage of the White House report on the attempt to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day and reaction from former National Security Council staff members Richard Clarke and Juan…

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