Bank of America is announcing on Thursday a loan modification program to help military service members who are behind on their mortgages. What's unique about the program is that the bank is offering to reduce the principal owed on the loans instead of just adjusting the interest rate.
There is already a law designed to protect military personnel from financial stress. It bans foreclosures and reduces interest rates while they're on active duty.
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has deliberately kept his army weak in recent years, but he has bolstered elite forces that are personally loyal to him, Italian analysts say.
As the former colonial power in Libya, Italy has maintained a close interest in the country. The Italian intelligence services are relatively well informed about what's happening there; an Italian intelligence report on Gadhafi's military strength was recently presented to Parliament.
"We know very little, but we know one thing: His military machinery is not so big," says analyst Alessandro Politi.
"To tell you the truth, I just assumed they would change the title," says Chris Rock. "I didn't think it would get this far."
That's because the show that's bringing Rock to Broadway — after 20 years of performing stand-up on stages large and small — has a title that's kind of unprintable. On the radio, we had to use a bleep. For the Web, we'll go with The Motherf----- with the Hat.
It's a five-person ensemble show that deals with addiction, friendship, and betrayal in New York City. Not a frothy comedy, by any stretch.
Wisconsin Senate Republicans have found a way to vote on collective bargaining legislation — even though 14 Democrats are hiding out in neighboring Illinois. The state senate has now passed a measure that would cut most collective bargaining rights of public workers. Robert Siegel talks with Wisconsin Public Radio's Shawn Johnson.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) says she was shocked – shocked – at what only recently had been found out about last year's health law.
"There is a Congressional Research Service report that just was issued in February, and we discovered that secretly, unbeknownst to members of Congress, over $105 billion was hidden in the Obama care legislation to fund the implementation of Obama care," she said Sunday on Meet the Press. "This is something that wasn't known."