The Alyona Show: For the Love of Guns

At an Open Carry Rally held in Virginia held by a group named "Restore the Constitution," the self-proclaimed patriots intended to make history by being the first people to rally with firearms in a national park. They would be the first to do so, because only recently US President Barack Obama signed a bill into law that allows one to openly carry weapons in national parks. So why are they protesting against Obama and other lawmakers? Alyona caught up with rally organizer Daniel Almond to find out exactly what they are rallying against.

According to a new Pew Research Center poll, 80 percent of Americans say they can't trust Washington. That's the lowest level of public confidence in the federal government in over 50 years. But is that because Americans have suddenly woken up and understand the system better than they used to? Or is it because the media tells them to feel this way? Alyona and Georgetown University Journalism Professor Christopher Chambers discuss.

A BBC World Service poll shows that, for the first time since 2005, America's influence in the world is now seen as more positive than negative. They're saying this proves that the "Obama effect" is real. So is the Obama effect working on the right or the wrong people? Alyona is joined by Former CNN International Correspondent Walter Rodgers to discuss.

Last week, we told you that the SEC announced that they would sue Goldman Sachs for securities fraud. Now, according to the New York Times, which interviewed eight former Goldman employees, senior bank executives played a pivotal role in overseeing the mortgage unit just as the housing market began to go south. As more dirt comes out, could this really become a landmark case that will help Obama push financial regulation reform through? Alyona interviews Joseph Weisenthal from the Business Insider to figure it out.

Alyona and RT Producer Jenny Churchill both attended the Restore the Constitution Rally Monday morning. Surprise, surprise: They had totally different experiences. They chat about what they both got, or maybe didn't get, out of the rally.