The massive series of storms that have been slamming the country for the past several days are finally weakening some though heavy rains, coastal flooding and flash floods are still going to be a problem on the Southern and Eastern U.S. coastline. 35 people were killed in the series of storms. The National Weather Service says there were at least 11 tornadoes on Sunday and 25 on Monday.
We get first quarter GDP numbers today along with reads from the ADP on employment. Analysts think the horrible winter will be reflected in the economy growing just 1.1% for the first three months of the year, but Wall Street likely not to be bothered too much since the economy likely rebounded after the worst of the weather. Earnings season also continues today on Wall Street.
The Senate is likely to reject raising the minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $10.10. There is a Senate cloture vote at Noon.
The House today is expected to pass a $71 billion measure to fund the Veterans Affairs Department and military construction projects.
New polling today from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News.
The polling suggests support for Obamacare remains weak. It does show a slight uptick in the President's approval rating overall, but rock bottom ratings for his handling of foreign policy. The polling also suggests Americans are solidly against foreign meddling.
It also has some interesting data on the next crop of Presidential aspirants.
We're going to take a look at young voters today in our "America's Asking" chat. We'll ask viewers to talk about the disillusionment among the demographic that was so important to Obama's campaigns. What ever happened to "hope and change?"
The NBA not messing around. The NBA commissioner banned L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life, and fined him $2.5 million in response to leaked recordings of Sterling making racist comments. Sterling doesn't have to sell the team, but is being pressured to do so.
We've got updates today on several high profile criminal cases we've been following including the Holly Bobo case. Charges filed against a second suspect in the 2011 disappearance of the nursing student.
We also have an update on the Amanda Knox case. Italian court documents newly released show her dead roommate had a falling out over money. There's also accusations the roomie died via knife attack. The Italians also now say physical evidence ties Knox and two others of murdering Meredith Kercher.
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