Race and Civil Rights in the Democratic Primary Campaign
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Barack Obama has demonstrated that he can attract white voters, but race has become an issue in the Democratic primary campaign. Sensitive nerves have been touched and reacted to by the Obama and Clinton campaigns.Can the candidates calm the waters before the Democrats become a divided party? Also, "financial supermarket" Citigroup reports its first loss in 10 years, and the FDA says consumers may be wary, but that cloned animals are safe to eat.
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Citibank and the US Economy ()
Citigroup said today it lost $10 billion in the last three months, the first time it has reported a loss since it was redesigned 10 years ago as a global "financial supermarket." Economist Peter Morici, a business professor at the University of Maryland, discusses the impact on the US economy.
- Peter Morici: Professor of Business and Economics, University of Maryland
Race and Civil Rights in the Democratic Primary Campaign ()
It's the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his legacy is a guaranteed topic at tonight's Democratic debate in Las Vegas. For the past few days the Obama and Clinton campaigns -- and the candidates themselves -- have been exchanging barbs about civil rights and diversity. We hear what's been said and why it's touched such sensitive nerves. Does Bill Clinton deserve to be called America's "first black president?" Has Hillary inherited that legacy? Does Obama -- with a real chance of winning -- threaten an older generation of black civil rights leaders?
- Lynn Sweet: Columnist, Chicago Sun-Times
- Robert Ford: State Senator, South Carolina
- Wayne Bennett: Attorney, Philadelphia's Family Court Division, @fieldnegro
- Leon Wynter: journalist and blogger
- William Jelani Cobb: Professor of History, Spelman College, @jelani9
FDA Says Cloned Animals Are Safe for Consumption ()
It will be many years before foods from cloned cattle, pigs and goats reach the shelves of American markets, but the Food and Drug Administration says the meat will be safe to eat, acknowledging that a lot of consumers won't believe it. The FDA's "final risk assessment" of food from cloned animals was released today after all 969 pages were obtained by the Washington Post. Rick Weiss wrote the report in today's paper.
- Rick Weiss: National Science Reporter, Washington Post
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