Mayor Mike Bloomberg's proposed ban on the sale of supersized sugary fountain drinks in his city made the mayor, at least for some, the epitome of Big Government excess, a place many critics, particularly conservatives, typically reserve for the Obama.
The giant retailer has joined the list of major corporations withdrawing their support from the conservative political organization, which advocates a type of law that came under intense focus after the Trayvon Martin killing became a national story.
Guns, gambling and an Alabama Democrat turned Virginia Republican. Plus, D.C. Council Member Jack Evans (D-Ward 2) and Prince George's Council Member William Campos (D) join Kojo and Tom Sherwood in the studio.
The U.S. economy grew more slowly than expected in the first quarter. Mitt Romney clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a win in the Texas primary. A jury found former Sen. John Edwards not guilty on one count against him and the judge declared a mistrial on the others. Major Garrett of National Journal, Susan Page of USA Today and Juan Williams of Fox News join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories.
New voter ID laws and other voting restrictions have been enacted in a number of states since the last major election. And that's raised special concerns among African Americans, who feel they're being targeted. Black church leaders and the Congressional Black Caucus met in Washington Wednesday to find ways African-American voters aren't discouraged from turning out in November.
Brooklyn-born Bill Internicola, 91, says he was "flabbergasted" when he got a letter asking him to show proof he was a U.S. citizen or be removed from the voting rolls. Florida is targeting suspected noncitizens, saying it's trying to prevent fraudulent voting.
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