During the recession, states have run up a $30 billion debt to Washington because they haven't had enough funds to cover unemployment checks. Now they're cutting benefits at the same time federal payments are being reduced because of the sequester.
The latest employment figures are out and they show gains in hiring. The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy joins host Michel Martin to talk about the report, and the millions of working Americans who still fall below the poverty line.
As the Obama administration weighs its options in Syria, the public seems reluctant to see U.S. military involvement. But some Republicans in Congress are pushing the president to consider limited military action. Morning Edition's Renee Montagne talks to one of them, Arizona Senator John McCain.
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