This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Randi Kaye) Live discussion held with CNN's Erick Erickson and Roland Martin about the politics of taxes. [ERICKSON - calls this political theater on the Senate floor; defends tax cuts for the top two percent; notes small business owners would be affected if the tax cut lapses.] [MARTIN - says holding things hostage to a tax break is nuts.]
(Studio: Randi Kaye) Earlier interview held with report co-author Pentagon general counsel Jeh Johnson about the reaction to the analysis about the "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gays in the military. [JOHNSON - says repeal would have a low effect on the military; notes predictions reflect attitudes, not behavior; explains what the report does consider and the wide range of views that was heard about the policy; recounts a memorable story from a submariner he interviewed.] Other material: [McCAIN - says the issue is whether the law should be repealed.]
(Studio: Joe Johns) The vote on relaxing restrictions on lap-bad surgery for the obese; the arrest of a 14-year-old drug cartel hit man in Mexico; the FBI alert on a new Barbie doll; "Us" magazine's story on former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and reality star Kate Gosselin reported.
(Studio: Randi Kaye) Live discussion held with CNN's Peter Bergen and Afghanistan Study Group director Matthew Hoh about the revelations about Afghanistan. [BERGEN - says none of this about government corruption is surprising; agrees the corruption fuels the Taliban and the US military is aware of the money problem based on contracting; suggests the drawdown will be small and the US is not headed to the exits.] [HOH - says a lot of the fighting is localized and the money is pushing the people to support the insurgency; indicates setting deadline will make things worse and the Taliban will continue fighting, not waiting us out.]
(No location given: Tom Foreman) A murder and a hostage situation in the Disney-built town of Celebration, Florida, reviewed; scenes shown from the town where Craig Fushi killed himself after the armed standoff; details given about the town based on the idyllic world of the 1940s and the murder of retired teacher Mateo Giovandidto. [Celebration RESIDENTS - comment on the town and the violence.] [Osceola County sheriff's office Twis LIZASUSAIN- comments on the crime.]
(Studio: Joe Johns) The plea in a Wisconsin court by the "king of spam" about his spam messages; the explosion of a Texas man's Motorola cell phone; the proposal for rear view cameras to show the blind spots for cars by 2014 and a sale of a first edition copy of "The Star-Spangled Banner" reported; injured man shown.