Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that removes the collective bargaining rights of most public employees in the state. As a result, Walker withdrew the threat of a massive layoff, which he said would have been needed if the bill on bargaining rights had not been approved.
Originally set to get started at 11:15 a.m. ET, President Obama's news conference is now scheduled to get going at 12:30 p.m. ET, the White House says.
While his aides say the president will begin by speaking about rising energy prices, the other things he's almost sure to be asked about will include today's devastating earthquake in Japan and the threat of tsunamis across the Pacific.
If anyone is surprised by news that Johnson & Johnson has agreed to put some factories where it makes over-the-counters medicines under strict supervision by the federal government, well, you just haven't been paying attention to the company's persistent trouble meeting basic quality standards.