This program is 28 minutes long
(Washington: Pierre Thomas) A terrorism FBI string in Washington, DC, that caught a suicide bomber, Amine el-Khalifi, targeting the US Capitol featured; details given about his other possible targets and how serious was the plot. [NEIGHBOR - reacts.] [Former counterterrorism official Richard CLARKE- comments on "spontaneous" terrorists.]
(Studio: Bianna Golodryga) The comeback of the stock market from the great recession examined; details given about other positive economic signs: jobless claims, car sales, GM bonuses to union workers. [Tyson's Honda GM Mike WALKER, car SHOPPER, GM WORKER, Moody's Analytics economist Mark ZANDI- comment on aspects of the economy.] What the ABC News recovery panel said about the economy quoted. The dangers of high gasoline prices discussed.
(White House: Jake Tapper) The Congressional vote to extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment bill featured; statistics cited. [President OBAMA - defends this middle class tax cut.] [On Fox, Karl ROVE - speaks against Obama.] ABC News poll figures on the public's view of whether Obama deserves a second term cited.
(Studio: Dan Harris) The veto by New Jersey Mayor Chris Christie of a bill legalizing same-sex marriage examined. [CHRISTIE - backs traditional marriage; calls for a state vote.] [Former Clinton advisor Richard SOCARIDES- calls Christie arrogant.] Map of states allowing gay marriage shown. How gay marriage is losing in referenda across the country discussed.
(Los Angeles: Cecilia Vega) The FDA medical investigation of the weight loss pill Quexa examined; details given about other medical benefits and the list of side effects. [Drug users Frazier HARZELL, University of Alabama at Birmingham Dr. Tim GARVEY- talks about the obesity drug.] [Public Citizen Dr. Sidney WOLFE- questions diet drugs.]
(Los Angeles; Abbie Boudreau) The reaction of Brookline, Massachusetts, students to the Hollywood portrayal of a Dr. Seuss book profiled; pictures from "The Lorax" and scenes from Mr. Wells' 5th grade class shown; details given about the kids online Lorax petition. [Several Brookline STUDENTS - react.] [Change.org CEO Ben RETRE- talks about the Website petitions.]