America's female soldiers served on the front lines in Iraq, and they're doing the same thing in Afghanistan. But the law says they cannot be assigned to combat. Does that unfairly limit their military careers? What about the guarantee of equality under the law? We hear about a dispute that's raging from the courts to the Pentagon to the Halls of Congress. Also, a new report says Countrywide used loans to win favor, and Kansas has gone from a swing state to a model of corporate-dominated conservatism.
Banner image: Army Major Ladda "Tammy" Duckworth suffered the loss of both legs when a rocket-propelled grenade penetrated her helicopter beneath her feet and exploded at her knees in Iraq. Photo by Rudi Williams