Obama Changes Tone On SuperPACS, Endorses Own
As a candidate and as president, Barack Obama has disparaged the role of big money in politics. At his 2010 State of the Union address, he even called out the Supreme Court for a ruling that opened the door to unlimited personal and business contributions. But, faced with a Republican opposition that's raising millions from a handful of sources, President Obama let his fundraisers loose to play the game too.
Ancient Roman Text Offers Tips On Winning Elections
Robert Siegel talks with Classics professor Philip Freeman about his translation of the book, "How to Win an Election: An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians." The book was written by the brother of Marcus Cicero, for when Marcus ran for office in Rome in 64 B.C. But the ancient Roman guide for campaigning still holds lessons for today's elections.
Planned Parenthood Still In Cross Hairs
Two anti-abortion groups say funding irregularities have been found in various state and federal audits of Planned Parenthood. The groups urged Congress to continue an investigation of Planned Parenthood.
Can Vaccines Break Cholera's Deadly Hold On Haiti?
Haiti is suffering the world's worst cholera epidemic, killing more than 7,000 people since the outbreak began in October 2010. One aid group is pushing for a vaccination campaign. But critics worry about its efficacy — and that it may distract from improving access to clean water and sanitation.