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October 24, 2014 Comment

Amazon’s Political Sitcom ‘Alpha House’ Launches Second Season

The show, from the creator of the “Doonesbury” comic strip, centers on four U.S. Senators who share a house in Washington, D.C.

October 24, 2014 Comment

Brazil's Runoffs: Economy, Drought And Lindsay Lohan

NPR’s Lourdes Garcia-Navarro joins us from Sao Paulo to discuss what Brazilians are saying a few days before they head to the polls.

October 24, 2014 Comment

Navajo Nation Presidential Candidate Allowed To Stay In Race

After being ordered out of the election because he’s not fluent in the Navajo language, Chris Deschene is now back in the race.

October 23, 2014 2 Comments

Parliament The Day After: A Canadian Lawmaker Describes The Ordeal

Canadian MP David McGuinty was among those inside parliament when a gunman stormed inside and launched a shooting attack.

October 23, 2014 Comment

District Profile: A Rematch In Illinois’ 10th District

Democratic Congressman Brad Schneider is fighting to keep his job from his Republican challenger, former Congressman Robert Dold.

October 23, 2014 Comment

Canada’s Parliament Back To Work After Shooting Attack

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today urged members of Parliament to seek medical help if they are suffering stress from the attack.

October 22, 2014 Comment

How Do You Judge A Secretary Of State?

Professor Jeremi Suri has studied that question and joins us to discuss John Kerry and how to rate the success of a secretary of state.

October 22, 2014 13 Comments

Colorado Backs Away From Pot Edibles Ban

Critics say a ban would violate the state’s voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.

October 22, 2014 Comment

Senate Tracker: A Race To Fill A Seat In Iowa

As longtime Sen. Tom Harkin retires, Republican State Sen. Joni Ernst and Democratic Congressman Bruce Braley are vying for the seat.

October 21, 2014 10 Comments

The Case For A U.S. Surgeon General During Ebola Outbreak

Would the U.S. be handling the outbreak differently it had a surgeon general? We ask former Surgeon General Richard Carmona.

October 21, 2014 Comment

Politicians And Populace Face Off In Hong Kong

Today, protesters and officials from Leung Chun-ying’s administration finally met, but little was accomplished.

October 21, 2014 Comment

Are Airlines Doing Enough To Protect Cleaning Staff From Ebola?

Labor union SEIU has expressed concerns about how airlines are training the crews that clean planes at airports.

October 21, 2014 Comment

A Closer Look At Governor’s Races In Kansas, Colorado, Connecticut

This year, almost a dozen incumbent governors are at risk of losing their bids for reelection. We take a look at three of those races.

October 20, 2014 3 Comments

Week In Politics: Midterm Elections Approach, Texas Voter ID Law Stands

NPR’s Charlie Mahtesian discusses key upcoming races and the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial decision to let Texas’s voter ID law stand.

October 20, 2014 Comment

U.S. Boosts Kurds’ Effort To Hold Kobane

Kurdish fighters are battling Islamic State militants, trying to hold the Syrian town that is on the border with Turkey.

October 20, 2014 Comment

Spending On 2014 Campaign Ads On Track To Exceed $1 Billion

As the midterm elections approach, our media analyst John Carroll discusses the volume of campaign ads and who’s behind them.

October 20, 2014 Comment

Who’s Next In Allowing Same-Sex Marriages

Nick Blumberg of KJZZ in Arizona – where same-sex marriage is now legal – reports on which courts are likely to rule next.

October 20, 2014 Comment

Indonesia Inaugurates New President

Joko Widodo was cheered through the streets of Jakarta by the tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians who swept him to power.

October 17, 2014 3 Comments

Colorado Considers Another ‘Personhood’ Amendment

Two previous measures were designed to ban abortion, but supporters of Amendment 67 say that’s not their goal this time around.

October 17, 2014 Comment

Senate Tracker: South Dakota No Longer A Shoo-in For Republicans

Republican candidate Mike Round’s is losing his safe margins in the race for South Dakota’s senate seat.

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October 23 Comment

New Documentary Profiles Human Rights Watch Team

An elite group known as the E-Team travels across the globe documenting human rights violations and war crimes.

October 23 Comment

Bottom Of The Sea Is ‘A World Of Surprises’

The world's oceans cover nearly two-thirds of the Earth's surface, yet little is understood about the ocean floor.

October 22 13 Comments

Colorado Backs Away From Pot Edibles Ban

Critics say a ban would violate the state's voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.

October 22 4 Comments

Modest Raise For Social Security Recipients

Economist Diane Swonk says the 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase falls short of the inflation older Americans actually see.