Seattle singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile draws inspiration from a variety of influences, from the Grand Ole Opry to The Beatles.
As the governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut push for Washington lawmakers to quickly pass $60 billion to help people recover from Superstorm Sandy, some Republicans are demanding that, before they vote on the aid money, the same amount should be cut elsewhere in the budget.
They point towards a Congressional Budget Office report showing that only about $9 billion would immediately be spent on recovery. Meanwhile, two Colorado Democrats filed legislation yesterday asking for Colorado to use some of the Sandy aid money, to recover from wildfires this past summer.
Peter O’Dowd follows the route of Abraham Lincoln's funeral train 150 years ago, to look at modern-day race relations and Lincoln's legacy.