On this edition of ST, we chat by phone with the noted legal expert Jeffrey Toobin, a staff writer at The New Yorker, a senior legal analyst at CNN, and a bestselling author. Toobin's newest book is "The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court." It's been getting high marks from reviewers everywhere. As was noted in USA Today: "[This is a] polished and thoughtful dissection of the current Court --- led by Chief Justice John Roberts --- and its high-stakes relationship to the Obama administration. Toobin brings full authority to this project.
It's not every day we have an opportunity for a one-on-one interview with the sitting President of the United States. Tonight, March 21, Kai Ryssdal is scheduled to interview President Obama on Marketplace, at 7 pm on Public Radio 89.5-1. Kai will chat with President Obama at the Copper Mountain Solar facility in Boulder Hills, Nevada.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Activists plan to hold a demonstration calling for "Clean Energy and Peace" when President Obama visits Oklahoma.
The Peace House says protesters will call on the president to end the war in Afghanistan and ignore the calls to seek solutions that don't involve the military to Iran's possible nuclear capabilities. The activists also say they want the federal budget's priorities to be refocused on ending wars and serving human needs.
Obama is scheduled to arrive in Oklahoma City Wednesday night before visiting an oil hub near Cushing on Thursday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official says President Barack Obama will make a four-state swing next week to tout his administration's "all of the above" energy policies.
The official says Obama will travel to Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Ohio from March 21-22.
The president's trip includes a stop in Cushing, Okla., site of an oil storage hub with a glut of supply. The administration has suggested developing an Oklahoma-to-Texas pipeline to alleviate the oil bottleneck in Cushing.