March 23rd, 2010
09:27 AM ET

On the Radar: Signing health care into law, Toyota docs

President Obama will sign the health care reform bill into law today.

Here’s a look at some of the stories CNN.com reporters are working on Tuesday:

Health care - President Obama will sign sweeping health care reform legislation into law at the White House at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, according to two Democratic officials familiar with the planning. Once signed, the Senate will take up House fixes to the law, which Republicans are already trying to stop. Their first attempt to prevent debate was knocked down last night by the Senate parliamentarian, according to Democratic and Republican sources.

The signing comes as ten states plan to file a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the new health care reform bill, according to Florida's attorney general.

Obama will continue to discuss the reform in hopes of pulling in line many members of the skeptical public. We'll continue to provide live coverage and today we'll take a look at what the health care bill means to you, when things will begin taking effect and whether Obama has used up much of his political capital on this one issue and how it might impact the rest of his agenda.

Toyota hearing - CNN looks into internal Toyota documents given to us by a group of attorneys now seeking a nationwide class-action lawsuit against the company. One attorney said the document - not previously made public - indicates Toyota knew much earlier about an electronic connection to sudden acceleration problems when they sent a memo to dealers in 2002.

Also today at 1 p.m. a  panel of experts will discuss what they think are the real, technical issues behind Toyota's sudden acceleration issue. The panel, including electrical engineers, auto safety experts and the survivor of an accident will discuss the role of electronics in the problem.

Alabama school shooting suspect - Dr. Amy Bishop is scheduled to be in court to face charges linked to last month's deadly shooting at the University of Alabama-Huntsville. The former biology professor is charged with one count of capital murder and three counts of attempted murder after allegedly shooting six colleagues, three fatally, on Feb 12. CNN's Emanuella Grinberg will be in the courtroom bringing you the news as it happens.

Clinton in Mexico - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to Mexico on Tuesday for meetings with President Felipe Calderon and other top Mexican officials on narcotics trafficking and border security. Clinton will be joined by Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Defense Secretary Robert Gates; Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; and other cabinet members.

Clinton and Mexican Foreign Secretary Patricia Espinosa will talk about the Merida Initiative that focuses on breaking the power of drug trafficking organizations; strengthening the rule of law, democratic institutions and respect for human rights; creating a 21st century border and building strong and resilient communities.

US-Israel relations - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday sharply defended his government's plan to build new housing on disputed land in East Jerusalem, a decision that has put Israel at odds with its leading ally, the United States.

Google in China - Google said Monday that it will stop censoring search services on google.cn, its Chinese search site, and will direct searches through its Hong Kong servers. We'll take a look at reactions to the news from the tech world and around the globe.


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  1. Jo

    The documents were not kept hidden. According to comments I have read on here, they were a matter of public record. The lawyers are just trying to BS as much as possible so they can make as much money for themselves as possible. We all know that lawyers are not known to be the most honest people around specially when it comes to making money for themselves. Also, those documents are for the 2002 Camry which is not part of the current recall and the problem was fixed on the small number of cars involved. Also, if you read the documents from the saftey goverment people quite a few of the complaints were people that were pushing on gas as well as or the brake. Not to mention the fact that the cars were surging not out of control accelerating when there was a problem other then people not knowing where to put their fee. No I don't work for Toyota but I am very happy with my Toyota.

    March 23, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. small electronic

    Finally we have the health care bill. It is too bad the gov sponsor universial healthcare plan does not pass congress. A lot of people cannot afford health care in US. This is sad, and in other country. Free Health care are good social benefit, the gov has to do some good stuff for citizen.

    June 9, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. small electronic

    Finally we have the health care bill. It is too bad the gov sponsor universial healthcare plan does not pass congress. A lot of people cannot afford health care in US. This is sad, and in other country. Free Health care are good social benefit, the gov has to do some good stuff for citizen.
    http://www.bayho.com/c/electronic.htm

    June 9, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Natalia

    It is so sad in the name of equal time we are all losing out to the right. I septpod watching CNN during the last campaign. When they try to make every equal it comes off terrible. Sometimes the right is very wrong. I use to respect Candy Crowley. She lost allot of weight and her fair and balanced went way off. Even when she knows that the other side is lying. It really doesn't matter they left what honor they left when they hired Erickson.

    April 22, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |