Here are the big stories on the agenda today:
The Senate sending the White House a message, approving a $91-billion bill to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but refusing to authorize any spending on President Obama's plan to close Guantanamo Bay prison. This comes after the present collided with the past, over the best way to protect you. President Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney clashed over closing Gitmo, harsh interrogation policies and other approaches to fighting terrorism, as they delivered dueling speeches in which they both pointed fingers and forcefully defended their respective policies. Supporters on both sides are loud. Opinions are strong. We’ll hear from Liz Cheney, a former State Department official who says her father is on the right side of history. We want you to join the debate, too. Call us at 877-MYAMFIX.
We're also following developments in the life-and-death search for a cancer-stricken teenager and his mother. Authorities in Minnesota have issued a felony arrest warrant for Colleen Hauser, who fled with her 13-year-old son Daniel to avoid court-ordered chemotherapy treatments. The warrant allows other states to detain the pair if they're found. It's believed mother and son may be headed to Mexico for an alternative treatment for the boy’s Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Doctors say without chemotherapy, Daniel's chances of survival are slim, and his father is making a public appeal to his wife to return with their son.
And… who are the “wingnuts” of the week? John Avlon is here to expose those on the far left and right who are pulling this country further apart.