The week in review — from Europe, Capitol Hill and the Supreme Court
May 27, 2011
President Obama traveled to Europe this week, a four-country swing aimed at reassuring Europe nations that they remain our most vital ally. Specifically the President has been talking about U.S. policy toward Libya and the Middle East and concerns about the U.S. economy, particularly the debt limit. On Capitol Hill, Israeli’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint meeting of Congress and a vote in the Senate on the Paul Ryan budget will take place late in the week, most likely on Thursday. Then we turn our attention to the Supreme Court which issued a controversial ruling on prison conditions in California. We’ll also look ahead to cases that have yet to be decided including those on violent video games, Walmart and sex discrimination, and gender based discrimination and the naturalization of U.S. citizens. Our guests include National Journal White House reporter GEORGE CONDON, Politico senior congressional reporter JONATHAN ALLEN, and law professor LISA McELROY who blogs at Scotusblog.com.