Michigan GOP Nomination Down to the Wire; Top GOP Candidates’ Tax Plans Would Increase Federal Debt; New Name Option for Southern Baptists; Companies Try to Keep Workers Fit: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: The latest polls in Michigan show Mitt Romney’s momentum has stopped in his home state of Michigan, where he’s been chipping away at Rick Santorum’s lead in the polls over the past week. The conventional wisdom is that if Romney can’t win the state he won four years ago, the nomination will be a […]

Yarmuth Pessimistic About Supercommittee Deal

With time running out, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., is skeptical the 12-member supercommittee will be able to come to an agreement and avoid automatic cuts to federal spending. The bipartisan congressional panel is seeking to find at least $1.2 trillion in savings over the next decade before Wednesday. Both Democratic and Republican aides close […]

Today on Here and Now

Markets are up today, but one of the big worries this week has been about the exposure US banks have to European debt. How bad is Europe’s crisis and how much damage can it do to the American economy? We’ll try to get some answers. This weekend, citizens living near chemical and power plants in […]

Yarmuth Responds to Robo-Calls Attacking Debt Ceiling Vote

Responding to criticisms over the recent debt ceiling vote, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth says Congressional Republicans are playing games with the country’s credit and jeopardizing economic recovery. Last week, the National Republican Congressional Committee launched robo-calls attacking several Democrats, including Yarmuth, for supporting an increase of the federal government’s debt ceiling without attaching spending cuts. […]

McConnell Bargaining on Debt Ceiling

Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” on Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the debt limit debate presents “an opportunity” to take on federal spending. Before voting to increase the government’s $14.3 trillion debt ceiling, McConnell has called on Congress and President Barack Obama to institute a two-year spending cap. The plan […]

President Obama Unveils Deficit Reducion Plan

Vowing to cut $4 trillion in federal spending over 12 years, President Barack Obama outlined his plan to reduce the country’s debt that pairs cost-cutting measures with tax increases for the wealthy. A summary of the proposal reins in entitlement program spending, cuts the defense budget, raises $1 trillion by closing loopholes in the tax […]