Maya Angelou was the first African-American to write a poem for a presidential inauguration in 1993. On Monday it was the turn of Richard Blanco, the first openly gay poet and the first Cuban-American to receive the honor.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was at the White House one day after he blasted President Obama's proposal that the future borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines. Anchor Marco Werman talks with The World's Matthew Bell.
President Obama says Gaddafi must obey the UN's demands or face military action. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Anne-Marie Slaughter, a former adviser to Secretary of State Clinton, and Barry Posen, who directs the Security Studies Program at MIT.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to hold separate talks with Palestinian President on Saturday and the Israeli Prime Minister on Sunday. Anchor Katy Clark speaks with David Makovsky of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process
The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports on how people in Taiwan view the U.S. presidential election, as many Taiwanese base their judgment on the current candidates on how past Republican or Democratic presidents have dealt with Taiwan.
Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain each say they don't think much of the Bush administration's policy toward Russia, and all three say they'd take a harder line, as The World's Matthew Bell reports.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Mouin Rabbani, contributing editor of the quarterly "Middle East Report," about the potential for peace between Israelis and Palestinians during the Obama Administration.
President-elect Barack Obama today named New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson as his commerce secretary. One of the country's most prominent Latino politicians accepted the nomination...in Spanish and English. The World's Matthew Bell reports.
The Bush Administration plans to lower the number of U.S. troops in Iraq to "pre-surge" levels by July, and today, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he favors a pause in troop withdrawals after that;
Both the United States and Russia are in the midst of presidential election campaigns, and The World's Jason Margolis looks at what a change of leadership in both countries could mean for US-Russian relations.