From $70k a year to a food bank in a matter of weeks – how does it happen? For one California mom, all it took was being laid off. Bills were already piling up before she was let go, but trying to pay a $2500 a month interest-only mortgage along with everything else finally got to be too much on Good Friday, which is when she turned to the food bank… in tears. FULL STORY
Chances are we all know someone being hit hard by the credit crunch. Consumer confidence hit its lowest level in five years this month, and from the people I’ve talked even casually, there’s not a lot of confidence the economy will turn around any time soon. It’s issue #1 for many voters, and the candidates know it. FULL STORY
Today, both Democratic candidates used the opportunity to tout their economic plans, and to blast John McCain’s, but are any of the three (a) realistic and (b) would they stand a chance? Suzanne Malveaux is digging into this one for us tonight.
The student who asked Chelsea Clinton about her mother’s handling of the Lewinsky scandal – and its effect on her campaign – is now talking.
He says he’d ask the question again, and still feels it should be answered. Do you think he’s supporting Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House? Turns out, he is! So why bring up such a sour subject? I’ll let him tell you.
And while we’re talking politics, turns out we can’t cover all of them, but not because we don’t want to. Zimbabwe has denied CNN’s request to cover the country’s parliamentary and presidential elections this week. Why? Excellent question… here’s the (non)answer.
This is one of my favorite stories… a reminder that we are all in this together. A Washington woman is alive today thanks to the kindness of her local Starbucks barista. They knew each other as well as any of us know the men and women we grab a coffee from each day – we get and give snippets of our lives, but rarely do we get deep. One day, though, Annamarie Ausnes couldn’t hide the way she felt, and Sandra Anderson – who’d been serving Annamarie her short cup of coffee for three years – asked her customer what was wrong. Annnamarie couldn’t keep it in – her kidneys were failing. Little did she know, Sandra, a woman she spoke to every day but barely knew, would end up saving her life. FULL STORY
– Erica Hill, 360° Correspondent
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