As Chris Christie tries to put the George Washington Bridge Scandal behind him, he’s gone on major networks to talk about how the event has made him a better leader–even tipping his hand to suggest potential presidential ambitions. But Christie’s path through the Republican primary may have a few lane closures of its own.
Afghans will elect a new president tomorrow. It is the second election since the ouster of the Taliban in 2001. Two AP reporters were shot today, one fatally, ramping up tensions over security. Michael O’Hanlon is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He says in spite of the potential for fraud and serious security breaches, hopes are still high for an improvement over past elections.
Egyptians are going to the polls next month. And it’s an election that the US is isn’t crazy about.
New York City’s public e-cigarette ban goes into effect at the end of this month and some city e-cigarette users are outraged. One user has filed a lawsuit to stop the ban. Chris Mathias reports on how the jury is still out on e-cigarettes.
Al Qaeda released a video online this week advertising its new publication Resurgence Magazine. It is an English-language magazine slated for release soon. J.M. Berger is a terror analyst and consultant, and the author of Jihad Joe. He explains that Al Qaeda sees value in recruiting in English-speaking Western countries to boost the numbers of Jihadists to fight their cause.
Afghanistans return to the elections polls where some of the candidates are former warlords . Threats of violence loom.
As prescription pills are becoming harder and harder to get, many drug users in New York are turning to heroin. Lawmakers are looking for ways to stem the tide of a new epidemic. One bill would increase access to naloxone, a life-saving drug for people who’ve overdosed. Another bill would increase access to treatment centers. And perhaps most controversially, a planned bill from State Senator Marty Golden would make harsher sentences for heroin possession.
As Washington debates legislation to raise the minimum wage, two large retailers see the benefits of paying workers more. HOST INTRO: President Obama made a big push for a bill that will raise the minimum wage to $10 dollars and 10 cents for all workers when he signed an executive order doing just that for […]
The bill–would make some undocumented students in New York eligible for state-based financial aid–will need bipartisan support to get to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s desk.
Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych reached an agreement with opposition leaders earlier today aimed at ending the country’s civil unrest. Yanukovych promised to hold early elections and curtail presidential power. It’s unclear if those moves will satisfy street demonstrators, many of whom want Yanukovych removed from office. Nicolai Petro, a professor of politics at the University of Rhode Island, is […]
HOST INTRO: Good news for commuters: the Long Island Rail Road union is backing off their threat to strike in March. That’s because the MTA promised to come back to the bargaining table. The MTA says if negotiations don’t work next week, they’ll be asking an emergency mediation board to look at both sides and […]
HOST INTRO: In his first State of the City address earlier this month, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he wants to issue municipal ID cards to undocumented immigrants. DE BLASIO: We will not force any of our residents to live their lives in the shadows. (00:05) In the United States actually, other cities like New […]
HOST INTRO: The 2014 Winter Olympics is certainly making its way to the history books as a controversial parade of expensive logistical fiascos. With the Games coming to an end on Sunday, recent arrests over peaceful protests have made people concerned about the future of human rights in Russia. Rachel Vianna reports on the crackdown […]
HOST INTRO: As debates continue across the country around the roll-out of the Obama administration’s Common Core curriculum, one issue is in the limelight in New York. Teacher performance and how it is measured using the newly designed standardized test scores. Poppie Mphuthing has more. President Obama’s Common Core curriculum was designed to education standards […]