Is the flurry of productivity in the lame duck Congress setting Obama up as a “comeback kid?” So far, Congress has passed a tax-cut compromise, a repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy and a food safety bill.
On the agenda this week are the START nuclear arms treaty with Russia and a bill providing extra benefits to 9/11 emergency responders. We take a look at the week ahead with Gail Chaddock, congressional correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor.
Jeremy Hobson joins Robin Young as co-host of Here & Now in its new 2-hour format, from WBUR and NPR.
Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland, was a friend of former South African President Nelson Mandela. She joins us and says, “He was the best of us.”Comment | more »
As the world mourns the anti-apartheid leader and former South African president, we touch down in Johannesburg and hear from two people who knew Nelson Mandela.2 Comments | more »