Class Action Suit Against Wal-Mart

December 8, 2010

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear Wal-Mart's bid to block a suit alleging the company discriminated against more than a million female employees. Arguments for and against and the limits of class action suits


December 7, 2010

Congress is expected to consider a path to citizenship for young adults who came to this country illegally as children. Critics call it another amnesty proposal. Pros and cons of The DREAM Act and prospects for its passage.

Efforts to Bridge the Partisan Divide

December 1, 2010

President Barack Obama called it “productive” while Republican leaders said it was a “frank” discussion. The president met with congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle yesterday to find common ground on pressing issues...

State Budgets and Medicaid

November 23, 2010

The new health care legislation has far reaching consequences in many areas and among these is Medicaid. The law seeks to use the Medicaid system to expand overall health care coverage for those who cannot afford to pay starting in 2014...

Protests Against TSA Screenings

November 22, 2010

An estimated twenty four million people are flying over the Thanksgiving holiday, but an already tough travel week may be even worse this year. Passengers, lawmakers, and civil rights groups are among those objecting to the Transportation...

The Constitution Today: Federalism

The Constitution Today: Federalism

November 15, 2010

The constitution of the United States established a government based on federalism or a power-share between the national, state and local government. The intent was to differentiate us from countries with a centralized government, like...

Kevin Spacey "Casino Jack"

Kevin Spacey "Casino Jack"

November 10, 2010

Two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey has spent much of his career playing morally ambiguous characters. In his upcoming film “Casino Jack,” Spacey plays disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff who served time in prison on fraud...

Nuclear Power Plant Future

Nuclear Power Plant Future

November 9, 2010

Problems led to the temporary shut-down of two East Coast nuclear power plants over the weekend. The nuclear power industry – its safety record and its future.

The Constitution Today: Voting

The Constitution Today: Voting

November 1, 2010

When the Founding Fathers crafted the Constitution, states had the power to decide who could vote. In our series, The Constitution Today, a look how national voting rights have evolved.

Juan Williams

October 26, 2010

Juan Williams is a political commentator for Fox News, and until last week he was also a news analyst for NPR. His comments on Fox's The O'Reilly Factor last week prompted a seemingly abrupt dismissal from NPR. Williams talks about his career, his roles as news analyst and commentator, and his reaction to the recent controversy over his dismissal from NPR.

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