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Obama's Economic View: A Glass Half-Full And Half-Empty

Despite some good economic news, the White House is not shouting "recovery" from the rooftops. With many people still struggling, President Obama has to do a tricky dance.
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A New Era In Prosecuting Crimes Against Humanity?

With the trial of Gen. Jose Efrain Rios Montt, Guatemala became the first country to try a former leader domestically for genocide.


2 Years Added To Expected Life Of Medicare Trust Fund

Trustees now expect the program's fund will be depleted in 2026. Meanwhile, Social Security's trust fund is still expected to go dry in 2033. Both programs' finances need to be reformed, experts agree.

Should Journalists Attend Holder's Off-The-Record Meeting?

Some news organizations are saying 'thanks, but no thanks' to an off-the-record meeting with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. He offered to discuss guidelines involving the Justice Department's investigation of security leaks to the press. Host Michel Martin checks in with the Barbershop guys.

Should Art Sale Help Save Detroit?

Host Michel Martin and editor Ammad Omar crack open the listener mailbox for backtalk. This week, they talk about a controversy surrounding the possible sale of fine art in Detroit to settle the city's debts.

How Will Bachmann's Departure Affect Politics?

Tea Party favorite Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has announced she's won't run for re-election. But what does the news mean for the Tea Party movement, and the rest of the GOP? Host Michel Martin discusses this and other political news with Republican strategist Lenny McAllister and The Root's Keli Goff.