March 12th, 2012
01:30 PM ET

Should high school football be cut?

Pete Dominick, Rachel Campos-Duffy, Goldie Taylor and Christine Romans discuss the effects of kids playing football.

From Your Bottom Line with Christine Romans. Join us every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. ET on CNN.

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March 12th, 2012
11:30 AM ET

Football too violent for kids?

Christine Romans, Will Cain and former NY Giants player Amani Toomer discuss the NFL bounty scandal, violence in football and whether children should be allowed to play.

From Your Bottom Line with Christine Romans. Join us every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. ET on CNN.

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March 12th, 2012
06:10 AM ET

Reading, across the aisle: Democrats and Republicans work to get kids reading

By Brianna Keilar, CNN White House Correspondent

Washington, D.C (CNN) - Schools face a staggering literacy problem here in the nation's capital and lawmakers and congressional staffers from both sides of the aisle are trying to do something about it.

Every week, just four blocks from the Capitol, many of them read to students at Brent Elementary School.

They're part of the "Power Lunch" program put on by Everybody Wins ! DC, a nonprofit literacy group serving 38 Title I schools in the nation's capital, where many students live at or near the poverty line.

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and his Chief of Staff Brian Ahlberg mentor a first- grader named John.

"It's something I look forward to," says Harkin. "They say the kids get a lot of it but I think we get a lot out of it, too."

At the next table in the school library, Summer Mersinger, a top aide to Sen. John Thune (R-SD), reads to another child.
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