Support the news

Week In Review: Snowe Retires, Romney Wins, And Blunt's Amendment Fails22:11
Download

Play
This article is more than 7 years old.
The past week saw Olympia Snowe announce her retirement from the Senate, Mitt Romney rebound in Arizona and Michigan, and a controversial amendment by Missouri's Roy Blunt fail in the Senate. (AP)
The past week saw Olympia Snowe announce her retirement from the Senate, Mitt Romney rebound in Arizona and Michigan, and a controversial amendment by Missouri's Roy Blunt fail in the Senate. (AP)

This week a rare voice of moderation in Washington, Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, announced her retirement, citing political partisanship. As Snowe explained:

"I do not see the polarization that now stands in the way of getting things done changing anytime soon."

Meanwhile, the Blunt Amendment, which would have added a moral exemption to health care services, failed in the Senate.

Also this week - Mitt Romney squeaked out a win in his home state of Michigan. His other homestate — Massachusetts — is up next on Super Tuesday.

And a primate research center at Harvard suspended new research after questions arose over its animal welfare practices.

Guests:

  • Peter Canellos, editorial page editor, The Boston Globe.
  • Garrett Quinn, Boston.com blogger and contributor to Reason Magazine.

This segment aired on March 2, 2012.

+Join the discussion
TwitterfacebookEmail

Support the news