Former US Senator Charles Percy, who died Saturday, played a key role in starting the 35-year tradition of the Monitor-hosted breakfasts for reporters.
In nod to gay rights, Obama backs repeal of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act), which defines marriage as between one man and one woman and withholds federal benefits from gay married couples.
Veteran newsman Jim Lehrer will relinquish the anchor's chair at 'PBS NewsHour' on June 6. Media analysts credit him for the newscast's 'fact-based,' 'well-reasoned,' and 'civilized' approach.
Ron Schiller, the executive caught in the hidden-camera sting, says NPR, which gets less than 2 percent of its budget from federal funds, would be 'better off.' But for rural stations, the figure can be 30 percent or higher.
Republican Sens. Richard Lugar of Indiana and Orrin Hatch of Utah could face tea party challenges in their 2012 primaries. But while Hatch is embracing the tea party, Lugar is fighting it.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke addressed criticisms at the National Press Club in Washington, answering challenges about record-high food and oil prices and the unpopular 'QE2.'
Michael Steele faces strong opposition in his bid to be reelected as chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC). At a debate Monday, his four opponents accused him of mismanagement.