Last week, the Bush administration said it would expand prenatal health care to poor mothers via the Children's Health Insurance Program. The catch? Only children are eligible. In order to secure the funds, the Fed announced that a fetus would be recognized as a "child." The designation irritates many abortion rights advocates, who argue this mandate will role back Roe v. Wade. How justified are their fears? Or is this just an empty concession to the religious right? Larry Mantle speaks with American University professor Jeffrey Reiman about the dynamics behind the debate.
Could Gawker's lawsuit have a "chilling effect" on tabloid news? One of the major sources of funding for CA's high speed rail project was revenue from cap and trade auctions of carbon credits, but last week's auction was a bust; then, a state bill would free passersby of liability if they break someone's car window to rescue a hot dog inside - will owners avoid bringing dogs for fear of overzealous animal lovers breaking into their cars to free a dog that's just fine? And a closer look at why it's taken so long to cleanup Exide.
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