March 19th, 2010
05:22 PM ET

On the Radar: What's happening this weekend

Pope Benedict is expected to respond this weekend to the sexual abuse scandal in Ireland.

Here's a look at some of the news events on tap for this weekend:

Vatican scandal

On Saturday, Pope Benedict XVI will release his letter responding to the sexual abuse scandal that has rocked the Catholic Church in Ireland.

It's Spring!

The vernal equinox is Saturday, marking the first official day of spring. Hundreds of druids will be celebrating at the Stonehenge monument in Wiltshire, England, as the sun rises directly over the equator.

Another airline strike

British Airways cabin crew members will go ahead with their strikes beginning at midnight Friday London time.   BA hopes around 65 percent of its customers will be able to fly as planned during the strikes.

Health care vote

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote Sunday on the health care bill passed by the Senate in December.  President Barack Obama has delayed his trip to Asia - including his boyhood home of Indonesia - to be on Capitol Hill in support of the legislation.

Immigration rally

Thousands of people are expected to pour into Washington, D.C.,  for a Sunday rally demanding immigration reform, launching the first public battle over the issue since the announcement of a new bipartisan plan endorsed by President Obama.

soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. A-dog

    I personally think that we should not have the heath care bill, because our country will be ruined and our country will be a communist country and we do not want to do that, if only ronald reagan was our president, he would know what to do.

    March 20, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Gloria Hiniker

    I oppose the health care bill 100%. Oboma is trying to make deals behind closes doors
    to the democrats who do not want this bil just to have a yes vote.l. The seniors will suffer if this bill is passed Medicare and Medicaid will almost vanish and then more people will
    suffer and be neglected with care. Oboma and his whole cabinet are so untrusworthy it makes America look dirty. I hope Oboma looses this and it will end his political career which is disgusting.

    March 20, 2010 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Kevin

    A-dog, do you honestly think that our nation will suddenly turn communist with the passage of our healthcare bill? Do you even know what communism is and what it means?

    March 20, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Carmella

    Im for healthcare reform and the president has took a couragous stand to get the job done. I commend him. This was a self less act on his behalf. Not allowing the bullying of if he pass it people will not vote, scare him. He has my vote 100%.

    March 20, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Steve Holbert

    After 8 years of nothing from the GOP why would we want to believe that all of a sudden they have a better idea. The truth is they want more of the same. Nothing. They all of a sudden see spending as a problem, but had no problem spending trillions on an unwanted war in Iraq. They had no problems with Dicks closed door energy meetings, and for that matter not allowing the Democrates access to any of thier secret meetings, but now see Democrates as too secretive. I guess we do have two parties in America after all The Democrates and the Hypocraticans.

    March 22, 2010 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |