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Like 'Lazarus,' Mark Sanford Returns To Office

Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford can soon add the title 'United States Representative' to his name. And an announcement that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made regarding his weight has people talking. Host Michel Martin catches up on the some of this week's political news with commentators Keli Goff and Mary Kate Cary.

Obama Tried To Shift Foreign Policy Focus Away From Syria

The situation in Syria seems to have the Obama administration scrambling in the face of what appear to be no good options. Public opinion does not favor military intervention. On a different front, the president pushed for overhauling immigration while in Latin America last week.

Logic Behind Obama News Conference Hard To Fathom

What stood out were the moments he seemed at a loss with the frustrations of dealing with Congress. But no matter how frustrating a president finds this dilemma, it does not advance his cause to wear his frustration in public. Yes, he must acknowledge the difficulties he faces, but he also needs to transcend them.

Leading Senate Democrat Has Concerns With U.S. Drones

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin discusses his concerns about the continued use of drones by the U.S. military with Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin.

Lawmakers Weigh In On Boston Bombing Case

Members of Congress are already expressing how they think the suspect in the marathon bombing case should be questioned and tried. Some lawmakers are also using the attack in Boston to argue both for and against overhauling immigration and gun control.

Lawmakers In Washington, D.C. Busy With Multiple Issues

Guns and immigration are both expected to top the agenda on Capitol Hill this week. And some people are sensing an outbreak of bipartisanship on both matters.