President Barack Obama delivered his second inaugural address to a crowd of several hundred thousand today in Washington D.C. Todd Zwillich, Washington correspondent for The Takeaway, and Dick Stevenson, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, offer their analyses.
Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway Washington correspondent, previews the 113th Congress and discusses news from the weekend along with Bob Hennelly, WNYC's contributing editor for politics and investigations, who joins us to talk about his reporting on the Sandy aid package.
→ Question of the Day: How are you waiting for action from Washington, DC to get on with your Sandy recovery?
With only five days left in 2012, lawmakers are back in Washington, D.C. today to continue talks on the fiscal cliff. Before the Christmas break, House Speaker John Boehner pulled Plan B off the table.
What's the best holiday song? Ryan Roche picks Put the Lights on the Tree by Sufjan Stevens. Bobby Birch nominates Josh Groban's Oh Holy Night. The worst? Well, we'll just say that Paul McCartney made the list.
Legislators continue to discuss whether they will take on gun control legislation in the wake of the Newtown, CT shooting. Plus, John Boehner's "Plan B" (did you miss Plan A?) to avert the "fiscal cliff" has kicked off a round of proposals and counter-proposals. Todd Zwillich, Washington correspondent for The Takeaway, discusses the news from Washington.
Following the murders of two additional vaccine workers in Pakistan, the United Nations has announced that they will suspend the program. Declan Walsh has been following the story for The New York Times.