Wisconsin Senate Republicans have found a way to vote on collective bargaining legislation — even though 14 Democrats are hiding out in neighboring Illinois. The state senate has now passed a measure that would cut most collective bargaining rights of public workers. Robert Siegel talks with Wisconsin Public Radio's Shawn Johnson.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) says she was shocked – shocked – at what only recently had been found out about last year's health law.
"There is a Congressional Research Service report that just was issued in February, and we discovered that secretly, unbeknownst to members of Congress, over $105 billion was hidden in the Obama care legislation to fund the implementation of Obama care," she said Sunday on Meet the Press. "This is something that wasn't known."
When he rejected $2.4 billion in federal funds for a high-speed rail project, Florida Gov. Rick Scott explained that the train line would lose money, and put the state on the hook to pay millions for the system. But a new study undercuts Scott's claim.
In fact, the proposed Orlando-Tampa line could show a profit of $10 million in its first year, according to the study.
From Miami, NPR's Greg Allen filed this report for Newscast:
A boy holds a placard with pictures of Afghans killed in recent airstrikes during an anti-U.S. protest in Kabul on Sunday. Amid widespread public anger about civilian deaths, a study found that most of the deaths in 2010 were caused by insurgents.
People in Afghanistan got a look Wednesday at a report that quantifies one of the most painful parts of the Afghan war: civilian casualties.
The report comes amid widespread anger over civilian deaths caused by NATO airstrikes. But the numbers show that the percentage of civilian deaths caused by NATO and Afghan government forces actually fell last year.
While war-related civilian deaths increased by 15 percent, most of the deaths were caused by insurgents, according to the report from the United Nations and a prominent Afghan human-rights group.