Senate Republicans have failed to move forward with their attempt to repeal the health care overhaul law. Democrats defeated the measure on a party line vote Wednesday. But GOP leaders promise this is one step in the long road towards taking down the new health law.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for 80 percent of the country's electricity to come from clean sources by 2035. He's been promoting it as a way to create jobs and improve national security, but he's been silent about any impact it might have on the nation's greenhouse gas emissions. Polls show that climate change has become so politically divisive that the president is better off not talking about it.
Steve Inskeep talks to Egyptian journalist Ashraf Khalil. Khalil wrote about the appeal of Hosni Mubarak to a generation of Egyptians in Foreign Policy magazine. Khalil is senior reporter, Al Masry Al Youm, English Edition.
Renee Montagne talks to Medhat Saad, a Cairo resident who normally works as a tour operator traveling throughout Egypt. Instead, he is holed up in his home with his wife and children, worried about the neighborhood's security.