U.S., Allies Warn Iran On Nuclear Program
President Obama and the leaders of Britain and France said Friday Iran will be "held accountable" unless it discloses all of its nuclear efforts. The comments at a meeting of the Group of 20 economic powers in Pittsburgh follow revelations Iran possesses a previously secret nuclear facility.
Week In Politics Reviewed
Iran's secret nuclear facility and President Obama's reaction to it, and the continuing political fallout over Gen. Stanley McChrystal's report on Afghanistan dominated the week in politics. Political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post, offer their insight.
Chicago Tries Heavy-Hitters To Boost Olympic Bid
With one week to go until the International Olympic Committee selects the host city for the 2016 games, Chicago is hoping star power in the form of Oprah Winfrey and one of the Obamas will boost its bid. But how would hosting the Olympics really benefit the city that wins the competition?
Russian Tycoon's Bid For NBA's Nets Examined
Russian tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov has agreed to buy a controlling interest in the New Jersey Nets basketball team. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis says the NBA has to vet Prokhorov's bid, but his 2007 arrest at a French ski resort in connection with ferrying in prostitutes is likely to be the main red flag. Prokhorov was not charged for that incident.
Guantanamo Policy Forces Change At White House
The Obama administration has taken the task of closing the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from White House Counsel Gregory Craig and handed it to senior White House adviser Peter Rouse. A White House official said the change in personnel shows Guantanamo has gone from being a legal issue to a political one.
With Black Caucus' Power Comes Scrutiny
The Congressional Black Caucus' growing power has drawn scrutiny. Several members are facing questions from the House Ethics Committee, and two are under federal investigation. Still, the CBC annual conference this week is a chance for black leaders to celebrate their power, and for a younger generation to look toward a bright political future.
Indie Stars Become 'Monsters Of Folk'
Supergroups have a long tradition in popular music. Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson once joined forces as The Highwaymen. There were the Fania All-Stars, The Four Tenors and Audioslave. Now Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, Jim James and M. Ward, calling themselves Monsters of Folk, have released their debut album.
Nation's Parks Star In Ken Burns' New Documentary
Filmed over the course of more than six years at some of the country's most awe-inspiring locales, The National Parks: America's Best Idea is a six-part, 12-hour film by Ken Burns on the history of America's national parks that premiers on PBS this Sunday.
Iran Admits New Nuclear Facility
Iran admitted Friday it has a second — until-now secret — nuclear fuel processing plant. President Obama called for Tehran to open up the facility immediately for inspection.