As Congress rushed to get spending bills passed before lawmakers went home for the holidays, unrelated riders gave gifts to mining and fossil fuel companies. And one of them comes at the expense of the environment and Native Americans.
A member of the MTV Street Team covering the Republic National Convention talks about the challenges of getting interviews, and how mobile and internet technology have changed the way that interviews are conducted at these events.
The White House has been picking up the pace of prisoner releases at the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba. Still, actually emptying the prison and shutting down the facility will be difficult because Congress prohibits the transfer of Gitmo detainees to US soil.