Originally published on Thu March 27, 2014 10:50 am
One leader whose popularity around the world has been eclipsed by the other met for the first time Thursday when President Obama visited Pope Francis at the Vatican.
Obama, who has seen his approval numbers decline since he took office in 2009, met for about 50 minutes with the pope, who has become one of the world's most popular leaders since becoming leader of the Roman Catholic Church a year ago.
Originally published on Mon March 31, 2014 11:18 am
Each year, the federal government provides more than $150 billion in grants and loans to help students pay for college. And while a bachelor's degree has become increasingly valuable, young people are taking on record levels of debt to earn that degree.
Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 7:14 pm
Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 7:24 pm
When you think of Washington, D.C., what's the first image to pop up?
For many, it's likely the U.S. Capitol — or more specifically, the iconic white dome that crowns the Capitol.
"It is one of the most, if not the most, recognizable symbols across the globe," said Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers, whole job entails maintaining the Capitol dome.
As could be said of the Congress that meets below it, the century-and-a-half old dome has seen better days. It is literally cracking up — and Ayers is leading a project to restore it.
Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 11:41 am
MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: