There's been a lot on political minds this week — from Rep. Weiner's (D-N.Y.) tearful admission of engaging in inappropriate online relationships, to an economic showdown between President Obama and GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. Host Michel Martin discusses the week's politics with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Cynthia Tucker and US News and World Report's Mary Kate Cary.
The 'Barbershop' guys weigh-in on the controversy surrounding Rep. Weiner, who announced this week that he will not resign despite having lewd internet communications with women. The guys also discuss game five of the NBA finals. Host Michel Martin hears from author Jimi Izrael; sports editor David Zirin; Johns Hopkins professor of Political Science Lester Spence; and syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette. Discussion about Weiner may not be suited for younger listeners.
Heard the one about the guy who assaulted his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend while wielding what he insisted was a marten — NOT a weasel?
It's become a hot story across the nation because the victim supposedly asked "why are you carrying a weasel?" To which the suspect replied, "it's not a weasel, it's a marten," and then allegedly punched the guy in the nose (with his hand, not the weasel ... err, mink).