Several states have passed a new law requiring individuals to show government-issued photo IDs to vote. The law's supporters say it will help deter voter fraud, while opponents argue it will make it difficult for minorities, students and the elderly to cast their ballots. Host Michel Martin discusses both arguments with long-time civil rights activist and former Presidential candidate Rev. Jesse Jackson, as well as Republican political strategist Ron Christie.
Over the past few years, we've heard plenty of horror stories about bungled foreclosures. The one of Warren and Maureen Nyerges, from the Naples, Florida area, is just as bad. In 2009, they bought a home cash, yet in 2010 Bank of America tried to foreclose on them. It took two months of phone calls and eventually court intervention to clear up the misunderstanding.
Clashes between Yemeni forces and anti-government protesters have left at least six people dead amid a political power vacuum after President Ali Abdullah Saleh left the country for treatment of wounds suffered in a rocket attack.
Saleh's advisers said he expects to return to Yemen, though others see his departure as a de facto resignation.
The latest violence threatened a cease-fire brokered by Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah on Saturday as Saleh flew to the Saudi capital of Riyadh for surgery
Rick Santorum, the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania who has cultivated a following among some social conservatives in his party, said Monday he was officially entering the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.
Santorum never really gave politics watchers any reasons to doubt he would enter the wide open race for the GOP nomination. His interest in the White House has long been known though his resounding 2006 Senate re-election defeat at the hands of Democrat Sen. Bob Casey placed more than a little speed bump in front of those plans.
Greenhouses of the shuttered Gaertnerhof Bienenbuettel organic farm in Bienenbuettel, Germany. Health authorities in the German state of Lower Saxony closed the farm over worries that the vegetable sprouts grown there could be a source of E. coli outbreak that has infected more than 2,300 people. But preliminary tests came back negative.
Sprouts from an organic farm in Northern Germany, thought to be a source of the Escherichia coli outbreak sweeping the country, may not be to blame after all.
Finished tests of 23 samples (out of 40 taken) from a farm located between Hannover and Hamburg failed to detect the outbreak strain of bacteria, officials in the German state of Lower Saxony said. Additional tests are under way.