More than 2000 homes were destroyed in Tuscaloosa, Ala. during the April 27 tornadoes. The community is working through local organizations to shelter storm victims who've lost their homes. Host Michel Martin speaks with Lavongee Battle, who's been living in a shelter with her four-year-old, and Gena Robinson of the Red Cross of Mid-Alabama, which runs the shelter housing Battle.
Cloud cover that limited visibility forced Air Force One to do a "go around" as its pilots attempted to land in New London, Conn., this morning.
President Obama was among the passengers. White House spokesman Nick Shapiro says the president and those aboard didn't even know anything had happened. The jet circled and came back in for a routine landing soon after.
President Obama walks to the podium in the Rose Garden of the White House to deliver remarks on the Senate Finance Committee's vote to approve health insurance reform in October 2009.
In his speech addressing the Muslim world on Thursday, President Obama will attempt partially to close the gap between U.S. ideals about democracy and its strategic interests in the Middle East and North Africa. It won't be easy.
Obama is using the occasion of the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden to recalibrate the United States' relationship with the Muslim world. It's a hopeful moment, both because of that triumph against terrorism, as well as the push for democracy seen throughout the region this year.