Politicians, journalists and celebrities gathered in Washington, D.C., Saturday night for the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. Guest host David Greene chats with veteran White House correspondent and SiriusXM host Julie Mason for a wrap-up of the night's festivities.
Host Scott Simon speaks with reporter Robert Draper, the author of the new book Do Not Ask What Good We Do. In the book, Draper follows the 112th Congress and the 2010 Republican takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives.
People on all sides of the debate are watching Florida Sen. Marco Rubio attempt to craft a proposal that helps to repair the GOP brand among Hispanics, appeals to independent voters who favor a path to citizenship, and upends President Obama's advantage on the issue without alienating conservatives.
Republican Mitt Romney is sticking with his longstanding attack on President Obama as someone not up to the job of turning around the economy. But the Obama campaign has stopped portraying Romney as a flip-flopping, say-anything politician. It is now characterizing him as an extreme conservative.
Attorney General Eric Holder is in the homestretch of his first, and probably last, full term as the nation's top law enforcement officer. He talks to NPR about the country's ongoing struggle over civil rights, and what he wants to accomplish in his last months of government service.
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