It is looking extremely unlikely that Republicans and Democrats can agree on a plan by the end of the year. Britain went over its own fiscal cliff a couple of years ago. Since then, it has imposed a series of painful budget cuts.
The Russian Parliament Wednesday unanimously passed a measure that bans Americans from adopting Russian children. New York Times Moscow correspondent David Hoszenhorn speaks with Host Lisa Mullins about the political motivations and implications.
Alexander D'Jamoos is one of the many Russian children who have been adopted in the United States in the past 20 years. D'Jamoos has written a letter to President Putin asking him not to sign the law banning Americans from adopting Russian children.
Lisa Mullins speaks with George Friedman of the global intelligence firm StratFor. Friedman believes the international community has to come to grips with the fact that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been reduced to a warlord.
Thursday Lord Justice Sir Brian Leveson unveiled The Leveson Inquiry, a report that examined the phone hacking of British celebrities, politicians, athletes and crime victims at Rupert Murdoch's former tabloid publication News of the World.
The African Union is intervening in the disputed presidential election in Ivory Coast. Incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo has refused to stand aside for the man the UN says won the poll. Anchor Lisa Mullins talks to the BBC's John James in Abidjan.
Tunisia's anti-government revolution inspired protesters in Egypt. Reporter Sabri Ben-Achour of station WAMU is just back from the North African nation. He tells anchor Lisa Mullins what has changed for the people of Tunisia, and what has not.
Lisa Mullins speaks with Teru Kuwayama of Basetrack, a media project following a US Marine battalion's deployment in Afghanistan. Basetrack's embedded journalists were unexpectedly asked to leave the battalion.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with correspondent Thanassis Cambanis, who's in Tahrir Square. He reports that hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters continued to demand President Mubarak's resignation, despite a number of government concessio
The political opposition in Yemen is growing, and threatening the stability of the country's long-time leader. The BBC's Natalia Antelava tells anchor Lisa Mullins that protesters in Yemen are hampered by a lack of unity and little access to social me
Anti-government protesters in Egypt are continuing their occupation of Cairo's Tahrir Square for a 16th day. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with two protesters: writer and broadcaster Ahmad El Esseily, and researcher Shahira Mehrez.