Washington: Obama Launches Reelection Campaign, Threats of Gov't Shutdown

Monday, April 04, 2011

President Barack Obama announced his plans to run for reelection in a web video early Monday. Meanwhile, Friday is the deadline for Congress to negotiate a federal budget deal for 2011; and the budget for 2012 still needs to be settled. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington correspondent has the latest from the Capitol.

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Todd Zwillich

Comments [3]

Tim T from Boston

I listen to, and support NPR, but have limited patience for your show.

This morning: 1) A few headlines that I could get anywhere, then 2) way too much time spent talking about the Quran burning by a bigoted 30 wingnut "church" in Florida, then 3) a lightweight and non-informative interview with Ken Feinberg followed by 4) a lame excuse for a story on bad music + sports as if it was news to anyone.

And then just to insure that you have insulted our intelligence and wasted our time, we have to hear John go on about his family's best April Fools moments? I felt like I was trapped talking with some guy on the bus.

COME ON!? Here we are in a pitched debate about the value of NPR and this is the best you can pull together? Seriously, do something more interesting with our resources!

Apr. 04 2011 01:25 PM
J Michael Shelton from OKC,OK

Having the freedom to burn a Koran is not the same as exercising that freedom. As a former soldier I would be highly offended if some one burned an American flag but I do not believe that a flag burning ever cost any life’s. Part of freedom is responsibility and remembering someone else pays the price for what the community does.

Apr. 04 2011 11:24 AM
Ed from Larchmont

Senator Scott Brown spoke against the defunding of Planned P. Planned P. does not do mammagrams. 96% of their business is abortions: they bundle things differently so it looks like it's less, not so, see 'Unplanned' by Abby Johnson. The senator probably takes money from them also. They should be defunded because they kill children.

Apr. 04 2011 08:01 AM

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