Senator Ben Nelson (D-Neb) has a long history of reaching across party lines to reach consensus on pressing issues in the Senate. In the face of the partisan bickering over the stimulus, Senator Nelson finds himself in the center of the debate.
Gazing ahead to the week in Washington, might we see new evidence that bipartisanship is possible? Where is President Obama headed? And what's going on with the TARP? Helping us gaze into the future is Stephanie Mehta from Fortune Magazine.
To understand the economic crisis you need to understand numbers. But it can be difficult to think critically about the statistics used by politicians and journalists, especially when you're panicked about your job and your 401K.
The economic stimulus bill faces its key test vote in the Senate today. Here with a road map for the negotiations ahead are David Herszenhorn of the New York Times and Jay Newton-Small, Washington Correspondent for Time Magazine.
Seven billion dollars of the stimulus plan making its way through Congress right now is devoted to bringing broadband internet to under-served parts of the country. But technology experts worry that the plan will suffer if the technology is not examined.
The BBC just released results of a poll of residents of Afghanistan. The poll finds that that the majority of Afghans still strongly oppose the return of the Taliban but are increasingly disillusioned and uncertain about the future of their country.
At least 33 other countries are developing economic stimulus plans. Justin Fox, business and economics columnist for Time Magazine, joins Katherine and Todd to look at how some other nations are approaching this problem and what we could learn from them.
To explain why our health care system makes successful multiple births more likely we are joined by Dr. Samantha Butts, an OB/Gyn at the University of Pennsylvania Health System and assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
Bill Richardson, Tom Daschle, Nancy Kilefer, Tim Geithner, and now Hilda Solis. Does President Obama have a vetting problem? To answer that question we are joined by Kenneth Gross, a vetting expert who worked with President Bill Clinton.
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