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.
Today, Israeli government officials are spreading new hope for an imminent cease-fire. But what does Israel need for a durable and lasting peace? To answer that we turn to Mark Regev, a spokesman for the Israeli government who joins us from Jerusalem.
China's family planning commission has released a survey saying that 70% of Chinese women wish they could have two babies or more partially because they worry that an only child is likely to become lonely or spoiled.
In 1996 Barack and Michelle Obama were interviewed and photographed for, but not featured in, a book on couples in America. Photographer and writer Mariana Cook joins Adaora and Todd to talk about the interview and discuss her images.
PBS's Blueprint America Maria Hinojosa, a senior correspondent for NOW on PBS, explores the issues confronting implementing green energy in California, greenwashing everywhere, and how it may be a reflection for the future of eco-politics.
The Senate has freed up the second half of the bailout funds -- but with conditions. This means President-elect Obama's administration will have money to use to shore up the economy or more specifically the financial institutions.
Yesterday, House Democrats released an $825 billion economic stimulus bill designed to create and preserve jobs and get people spending again. At the same time, the Senate released the remaining bailout funds to prop up flailing financial institutions.
The news that a flock of geese may have caused the U.S. Airways jetliner crash has a lot of people wondering just how worried they should be about so-called 'bird strikes.' Guest: Patrick Smith, pilot and author of Salon.com's Ask the Pilot.
As Israel's offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip heads into its third week, international cries for peace have intensified. For more on what it might take to create a lasting cease-fire between, we turn to Hanan Ashwari, a Palestinian legislator.
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