Former Civil Rights attorney Thomas Perez has been picked to replace Hilda Solis as labor secretary. The son of Dominican immigrants is the first Latino to be nominated to the Presidents' second term cabinet. We’ll speak with Matt Vasilogambros covers the White House for the National Journal.
Fifty years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that in criminal cases, state courts must provide counsel for defendants who are unable to afford an attorney. The case was Gideon v. Wainwright, and though it's a half-century old, the decision may be more timely than ever due to budget cuts on the California court system.
David Gilkey is a staff photographer and video editor for NPR, and was one of the first unilateral journalists to cross the border into Iraq while embedded with the U.S. Army. He talks about the images he captured, and what it was like working in a war zone.
Few consumers are welcoming the new Los Angeles Dodgers/Time Warner Cable TV deal because many assume the cost per month will be high. The team has yet to submit their television deal to Major League Baseball for approval. We’ll find out why.
This morning, the Republican National Committee released a new report on its shortcomings. The 98-page analysis has been dubbed an "autopsy" of the GOP, following failures in last fall's election. For more on the digital future of the Republican Party, we're joined now by Steve Friess, technology reporter with POLITICO.
Last year, 38-year-old Ian Thorson died of apparent dehydration in a cave in southeastern Arizona. Earlier that year, he and his wife Christie McNally travelled to Arizona’s Diamond Mountain to pursue Buddhist perfection. Much of how he died has been shrouded in mystery.