A "gang of eight" senators says it is close to a blueprint for immigration reform. Jackie Calmes, New York Times White House correspondent, discusses the latest on immigration, President Obama's renewed push for gun legislation, and all the latest news from Washington.
President Obama presented his 2013 budget to Congress on Monday that includes $1.5 trillion in new taxes over the next ten years for the wealthiest taxpayers, closing some corporate tax breaks, and allowing Bush-era tax cuts to expire. However, it's not all cuts: the budget outlines increased spending for infrastructure projects, job-training, and innovation. Overall, it aims to lower the deficit below $1 trillion.
It just underscores how dissatisfied Republicans are with their field as it stands...I see this every four years it seems—the party that's trying to take back the White House is unhappy with their candidates—but this time it's really striking.
— New York Times national correspondent Jackie Calmes on The Brian Lehrer Show.
The Village Voice's Wayne Barrett is among the growing number calling for Governor Paterson to step down. He explains why. Also today: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on tracing the family histories of notable Americans, from Stephen Colbert to Yo-Yo Ma. And Jackie Calmes offers analysis of yesterday’s bipartisan health care ...
Yesterday we heard some strong arguments against the very structure of bank bonuses from economics professor Dan Ariely. Today we hear from someone who represents the financial services industry to explain why bonuses are used.
The biggest task for President Obama in his speech on Wednesday night was to take back the health care debate after a chaotic summer where unruly town halls and misrepresentations dominated the headlines. Yesterday, it seemed, some of that chaos continued, much of it centered on two words blurted by Representative Joe Wilson (R-South Carolina): “You lie!” Wilson shouted the words in response to the president’s claim that no illegal immigrants would receive health care under his plan. Yesterday, after a request from GOP leadership, Wilson apologized for his outburst, calling it "spontaneous." For a look at how politics changed for Republicans this week we speak to Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has been working on its own health care bill. We also talk to Jackie Calmes, Washington correspondent for the New York Times, about the raucous disagreement between the political parties and what it means for health care reform. (Read the full interview transcript)
In case you missed the presidential address, here it is in its entirety:
As the lavish AIG executive bonuses continue to infuriate the nation, the Obama administration is swearing to step in. But due to existing contracts and the rule of law, their hands may be tied. So what's a President to do? The New York Times' Jackie Calmes joins us to discuss.
President Obama says he's open to ideas from both parties when it comes to the budget, but who are the Congressional gatekeepers to Obama’s ambitious agenda? The Takeaway talks to New York Times National Desk reporter Jackie Calmes about the committee chairmen who will determine how Obama’s spending and taxation plans will move forward.
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