Congressional votes today and tomorrow will help set the stage for next year's election campaigns. We hear about Medicare, taxes, women's rights and deficit reduction. Also, agricultural interests in Iowa, Florida, Minnesota and Idaho want undercover investigations of animal treatment to be made illegal. Would that protect farmers' privacy by preventing disclosure of what consumers and food inspectors ought to know?
Banner image: President Obama reviews his fiscal policy speech with Rob Nabors, Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs; Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner; National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling; Office of Management and Budget Director Jack Lew; and Director of Speechwriting Jon Favreau. Official White House photo: Pete Souza, April 13, 2011