That scandal at the General Services Administration is growing. You'll remember GSA chief Martha Johnson resigned.. after firing two deputies and suspending other employees. The moves came after it came to light the government group had spent more than $800,000 for an "over-the-top" training session near Las Vegas. Among the fun activities? A mind-reader, bike giveaways and suites for federal workers. Now there's a new tape that features an employee at the conference "rapping" about how much money they were spending and bragging that he'll "never be under investigation" for the partying. Your government at work.
Remember the story of the soldier who was criticizing President Obama on Facebook? A military panel recommended last night that he be dismissed with a less-than-honorable discharge. Sgt Gary Stein has said he was exercising his free speech.
At 8:30am we get the jobs numbers for March. Predictions are for about 210,000 jobs added. It would be the fourth month in a row of jobs gains. Still unemployment rate would remain 8.3%.
Big event at the White House today where they're holding a White House Forum on Women and the Economy. We'll talk to Hilda Solis (Labor Secretary) about the jobs numbers and ask about the Forum as well.
A massive hacker attack is under way right now on Apple computers. As many as half a million are impacted so far.
There are *no* campaign events planned today. Carl Cameron, though, is covering the Romney campaign's battle against incumbency!
It's Good Friday and the start of Passover, so many people have the day off, and there are lots of religious events planned and observed today.
- 1100EDT -- Pope Benedict XVI leads the celebration of the Passion of the Lord on Good Friday. AGENCY COVER
GREG BURKE live 0700-StudioB via Streambox from Rome, Italy
- Israeli police boost security, as the Holy Sepulchre Church prepares to receive worshippers who will celebrate Good Friday. AGENCY COVER