Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin speaks with Sen. Patrick Leahy, a Democrat from Vermont who supports the White House proposals, about gun control. As chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee he will have a key role in writing and passing any new gun laws.
The president of the United States has a lot on his plate. Is it too much? As we pause to celebrate our exceptional leaders on Presidents Day, perhaps it's time we start contemplating a new kind of presidency — a presidency that befits these fitful times.
President Obama was in Chicago on Friday to address the scourge of gun violence that's plaguing that city and so many other parts of the country. It was one of several trips the president made this week to promote his second-term agenda.
Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon considers all the attention Sen. Mark Rubio received, not for his comments on President Obama's State of the Union address, but for the water the Florida senator drank while delivering his remarks.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for Congress to raise the minimum wage. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon speaks with David Leonhardt, the Washington bureau chief of The New York Times, about the political prospects for such a plan.
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