Here's what we're watching today: President Obama and congressional leaders will meet today at the White House to tackle the debt, and the president is going for a much bolder plan than he has in the past. He's calling for trillions in cuts and has put major changes to Medicare and Social Security on the table if Republicans ... read more
Let me finish with a birthday tribute to an American who made a difference.Her name is Nancy Reagan. She was our country's First Lady during the 1980s and supported one of the major American presidents in our country's history.Now what I have to say about Reagan is not what many conservatives would say, but it is, I would argue,... read more
After last year’s elections, the number of women in Congress dropped for the first in 30 years. Sen. Kirstin Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Rep. Kathy Hochul, D-N.Y., explain why they want to reverse the trend. watch
Good morning! Here's what we're working on today: Republicans really don't care about a deal on the debt, do they? Once upon a time, House Speaker John Boehner promised adult action on the debt ceiling. But since then, the Tea Party wing of his party took him to task, and now it looks like Republicans are doing whatever they can... read more
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