The first half of last year's $700 billion financial bailout was so badly handled that Congress is reluctant to hand out the second half. If Barack Obama can't make the case that he can do better, he may suffer his first defeat before he's even in office. Also, alleged Ponzi-schemer Bernard Madoff free despite violating his bail, and as Obama meets with Mexican President Calderon, we hear about the threat posed to the US by increasingly violent drug cartels.
Can Barack Obama Follow the Money?
From this Episode:
Madoff Gets to Stay Home...for Now
Bernard Madoff is accused of running a $50 billion investment-fraud scheme and he's violated conditions of his release on $10 million bail. But a US magistrate judge today...
Obama and Calderon Talk Drugs, Trade and Immigration
When most Americans think of Mexico, they're likely to focus on immigration. But Mexico's drug wars killed 5000 people last year, and the Department of Homeland Security has...