The continuing U.S. heat wave has killed at least 22 people, while states try to grapple with storm-driven power outages on the East Coast and wildfires in the West. Tom Bearden reports on the experiences of families in Fort Collins, Colo., who returned to their homes after the wildfires to see what treasures had survived.
State and Municipal Debt: The Coming Crisis? - House Oversight Committee -- 2011-02-09 - House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs. Witnesses: Ms. Nicole Gelinas, Searle Freedom Trust Fellow, Manhattan Institute; Professor David Skeel, S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School; Ms. Eileen Norcross, Senior Research Fellow, Social Change Project at the Mercatus Center; Ms. Iris Lav, Senior Advisor, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Video provided by the U.S. House of Representatives.
Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser takes a closer look at the arguments over Medicaid expansion and the states that want to opt out rather than take federal money.