This Week's Agenda: GOP Race, Obama's Budget, Greek Riots

Monday, February 13, 2012

Mitt Romney debates in Florida Mitt Romney debates in Florida. (Getty)

Over the weekend, Romney won both the CPAC straw poll and Maine caucuses; he'll head to Arizona on Monday while Santorum heads to Washington. After rioting and looting in Athens, Greece's parliament approved an austerity and debt-relief bill early Monday. Back in the States, President Obama unveils a budget blueprint Monday. Later this week, Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping visits the White House. Fourth quarter earnings reports from more than 50 S&P 500 companies are expected this week. 

Anna Sale, reporter for It’s a Free Country, WNYC’s politics website and Marcus Mabry, editor at large at The International Herald Tribune, the international edition of The New York Times join the program.

Guests:

Marcus Mabry and Anna Sale

Produced by:

Mythili Rao

Comments [1]

listener

"That almost makes the budget here in the US seem amicable". (chortle/giggle)
For decades the Greek budget was "amicable" until the bottom fell out and apparently our clever journalists cannot read the writing on the wall.

If you feed the public entitlements for years they become addicted and when the drug of money runs out they go into violent withdrawal and that is the road our government and their media cheerleaders have set us on as they now turn their "hope" to Chinese authoritarians while sympathizing with violent marauders in Athens and Occupy.
Apparently one who will bites the hand that feeds him will kiss the boot that (will) kick him as China overtakes the USA as a financial superpower and those who claim to care about Freedom of the Press optimistically accept this tragic handover.

Feb. 13 2012 08:59 AM

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