President Barack Obama is paying tribute to Pete Seeger for reminding us where we come from and showing us where we need to go.
Seeger, the veteran folk singer, died Monday night at age 94. The writer of "If I Had a Hammer" and "Turn, Turn, Turn," he welded his music to activism on issues of American workers and the disadvantaged.
In a Fox News poll in December 2013, 28% responded that Obama was one of the worst presidents while a similar number—22% -- rated him as great or the greatest.
What makes a bad president? Who else is in the running? And how can a sitting president be viewed by roughly equal amounts of people simultaneously as the best and the worst? Rich Honen joins us to discuss these questions.
Jonathan Alter is an analyst and contributing correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. He is a former senior editor and columnist for Newsweek, where he worked for twenty-eight years, writing more than fifty cover stories.
His new book, The Center Holds, tells the story of one of the most momentous contests in American history, the Battle Royale between President Obama and his enemies from the 2010 midterms through the 2013 inauguration.
Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC's Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and investigative reporter, Rosemary Armao.
Topics include: President Obama's national security address The IRS/tea party scandal The Boy Scouts of America allow gay scouts, but not gay scout masters Anthony Weiner comes back on the political scene
One of the most glaring effects of the sequester budget cuts was the furloughs of air traffic controllers, which led to delays for many travelers. After two days of heated debate, a bill to end those furloughs overwhelmingly passed both houses of Congress on Friday.