Obamacare and Boehner, 2014 and the GOP’s Senate hopes, getting along in Detroit
Today’s news and a roundup of political TV talk shows that centered on Obamacare implementation glitches, the House GOP agenda, and rising Republican star Sen. Ted Cruz, plus: a discussion with Kyle Kondik of the University of Virginia Center for Politics on the prospects for Republicans to take control of the U.S. Senate, a report on one Detroit neighborhood striving to make the best of life in a depressed city, money-and-markets preview, and more
Monday morning news
Sunday political TV talk: Michigan’s governor calls Detroit’s bankruptcy filing a regrettable but necessary step to save the city; its emergency financial manager says he does not anticipate a federal bailout
“Justice for Trayvon” rallies: Demonstrations in 100 cities across the U.S. featured protests against the Zimmerman, calls to repeal “Stand Your Ground” self-defense laws, and demands that the Obama administration bring federal charges against the teen’s killer
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, following a G-20 financial summit in Moscow, visits Greece and meets with the finance minister and prime minister, and urges the country to stay on its austerity course to solve its debt crisis
A federal judge issued a stay of Obamacare fines against arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby for noncompliance with Washington’s requirement that businesses provide birth-control and abortifacients to employees
The director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute says he’d like to see pornographers sued for the damage their products cause cause to young people, marriages, children, and society.
Political TV talk roundup
Obamacare, its critics, and its defenders, immigration and the GOP, rising star Sen. Ted Cruz pays a visit to Iowa
Kyle Kondik on GOP’s 2014 chances
University of Virginia Center for Politics analyst visits with TW&E’s Kent Covington on Republicans’ chances to take control of the U.S. Senate
Making the best of it in Detroit
Population loss and official neglect haven’t kept residents of one Detroit neighborhood from banding together to rebuild.
Detroit faces 100,000 creditors, including angry bondholders. Also, Bernanke speaks and stocks continue their rally.