Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs" often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections.
The Palestinian legislature is scheduled to vote on a new cabinet to be led by the first Palestinian Prime Minister, Mahmoud Abbas. A panel joins guest host Sheila Kast to discuss the new leadership and prospects for the so called ‘road map’ peace plan.
- Ed Abington former Consul Genral in Jerusalem and political consultant to the Palestinian Authority
- Shibley Telhami Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, University of Maryland, and author of "The Stakes: America in the Middle East" (Westview Press)
- Martin Indyk vice president for foreign policy, the Brookings Institution.
Most Recent Shows
President Barack Obama secures the Democratic votes needed to prevent Congress from blocking the Iran nuclear agreement. We discuss what Democratic support of the deal in the Senate means for President Obama, the Republican-led House and the future of U.S. relations with Iran.
A new report says traffic in the U.S. is worse than it's been in years. But some say there are reasons to be optimistic. For this month's Environmental Outlook: How revitalized urban centers and new modes of transportation are changing how we get around our cities.
The Austria-Hungary border has become the latest pressure point in Europe's ongoing migrant crisis. We get an update on the huge influx of migrants and refugees from the Middle East and Africa and the future of open borders within the E.U.