King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia granted women the right to vote, Sunday, after consulting with religious clerics. The decision is being hailed as a significant symbolic concession. Yet, elections are rare in the Saudi kingdom. A vote that has been delayed since 2009 will be held Thursday, but Saudi women won’t be able to participate in municipal elections until 2015.
President Obama has been pressuring the attorneys general to sign off on a deal that would allow banks accused of wrongdoing in the foreclosure crisis to free themselves from further liability with a one-time payment to the states. All 50 attorneys general, or “AG’s” have been negotiating a settlement over the past year with major banks accused of wrongful foreclosures and practices such as robo-signing, the practice of lenders signing mortgage documents without sufficient review of borrowers’ credit or ability to pay back the loans. Several AGs have already spoken out against President Obama’s proposed deal, announcing their reservations at letting banks off the hook so easily. It remains to be seen whether California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris will join their ranks.
Broadcasting live from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, we check up on how President Obama's speech checks out. And Hollywood's been at the DNC – actors Richard Schiff and Beau Bridges riff on that enduring connection. Also, Comedy Congress’ big wrapup in Charlotte – Diane Sawyer talks about her age and Mike Dukakis talks about what ifs.
It’s old home day at the Democratic Convention... that is, if your home is California. The Golden State’s Attorney General Kamala Harris, southern California Congresswoman Judy Chu, and actor Richard Schiff, he is of "The West Wing" and a new political show called "Chasing the Hill." Plus, a post game analysis of former President Bill Clinton’s address to the Democratic troops.
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