Senate Takes Up Long-Term Unemployment Benefits

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The Senate, back from its winter recess, is considering reinstating federal unemployment benefits for the 1.3 million who have been out of work for more than six months and who lost them over the holidays when the program expired. Guest host Barbara Bogaev looks at the politics, economics and uncertain future of the of extended federal jobless aid. Also, the 'polar vortex' that's bring misery to much of the US, and the Supreme Court puts same sex marriages on hold in Utah. What about the 900 couples there who've already tied the knot?

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Host:
Barbara Bogaev

Producers:
Jenny Hamel, Evan George, Katie Cooper