President Obama, at a memorial service in Newtown, Ct., Sunday night, talked about using the power of his office to try to prevent more shooting tragedies. Do advocates of banning assault weapons have a chance of succeeding this time around?
Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon has some thoughts to end the show, on the day after 20 children and six adults were shot dead by a troubled young man, Adam Lanza, at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.
Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin speaks with Tom Wilson, the president and CEO of the Allstate Corporation, about the government's automatic spending cuts and tax increases scheduled for the end of the year. Wilson is a member of the CEO Fiscal Leadership Council of the Campaign to Fix the Debt.
In just about four weeks, your taxes are going to go up and stay there unless President Obama and Congress can compromise. They have to agree on a set of spending cuts and tax increases or the U.S. will hit what has become known as the "fiscal cliff." That's the end-of-the-year deadline when automatic cuts start and tax breaks end.
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