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October 1, 2014 Comment

Director Of Secret Service Resigns

Julia Pierson has resigned amidst a number of recent security lapses.

October 1, 2014 Comment

Senate Tracker: Retired Catholic Priest Challenges Incumbent

In Wyoming, incumbent Republican Senator Mike Enzi is running for a fourth term.

October 1, 2014 Comment

Detentions In Mainland China As Hong Kong Protests Grow

Taiwan has thrown its support behind Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement.

October 1, 2014 2 Comments

‘Tail!Spin!’ Finds Humor In String Of Political Infidelities

‘Tail!Spin!’ — a play that chronicles the lives of politicians whose personal infidelities ruined their careers — debuts today off Broadway.

September 30, 2014 3 Comments

Secret Service Director Faces Congressional Hearing

Julia Pierson will face lawmakers today over an incident earlier this month in which an armed intruder scaled the White House fence and entered the residence.

September 30, 2014 Comment

Hong Kong Protests Could Expand

Protesters say they could expand their demonstration to include labor strikes or occupation of government buildings if their demands aren’t met.

September 29, 2014 Comment

New President Takes Office In Afghanistan

Ashraf Ghani was sworn in today as Afghanistan’s new president, in the countrys first transfer of power since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion.

September 29, 2014 26 Comments

Methodist Pastor Faces Last Church Trial

Reverend Frank Schaefer, who was defrocked for officiating his son’s same-sex marriage and later reinstated, awaits one more church trial. He writes about the experience in a new memoir.

September 29, 2014 Comment

Week In Politics: From ISIS To Election Spoilers

President Obama said the U.S. misjudged ISIS’s rise, and House Speaker John Boehner says to destroy ISIS, the U.S. would need “boots on the ground.”

September 29, 2014 Comment

Farewell to Cartoonist Tony Auth

Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Tony Auth died earlier this month. A memorial service was held yesterday.

September 26, 2014 Comment

British Parliament Authorizes Military Involvement In Iraq

The British Parliament voted overwhelmingly to engage militarily. Belgium and Denmark have also joined the effort.

September 26, 2014 5 Comments

Severe Black Lung Rebounds Among Miners

The most severe kind of black lung almost disappeared from Appalachia after regulations went into effect. But now it is on the rise again.

September 26, 2014 Comment

US May Ease Demands For Iran To Gut Nuclear Program

Diplomats say the U.S. may ease up on its demands on Iran to gut its uranium enrichment program.

September 25, 2014 Comment

Senate Tracker: A Lopsided Race To Fill Big Shoes In Hawaii

An incumbent Democrat faces a Republican challenger in a special election to fill the seat of former Hawaii senator Daniel Inouye, who died in 2012.

September 25, 2014 3 Comments

Attorney General Eric Holder’s Legacy

Eric Holder will step down as soon as a successor is instated. Paul Butler, a law professor at Georgetown, discusses Holder’s legacy.

September 24, 2014 Comment

District Profile: NH Republican Calls For ‘New Generation’ of Leaders

Incumbent Democrat Ann Mclane Kuster is facing a challenge from Republican Marilinda Garcia in New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District.

September 24, 2014 14 Comments

Colorado School District In Turmoil Over Board Proposal

Students walked out of class in protest of a school board proposal that would emphasize patriotism in the U.S. history curriculum.

September 24, 2014 9 Comments

A Century Of U.S. Involvement In Iraq

With ISIS in control of about one third of Iraq, we take a historical look at how the U.S. and Iraq have come to this juncture.

September 23, 2014 Comment

Can the Coalition Airstrikes In Syria Destroy ISIS?

MIT security expert Jim Walsh discusses whether airstrikes on ISIS targets in Syria will be more effective than unilateral strikes the US has carried out against targets in Iraq.

September 23, 2014 Comment

Philippine President On Global Security

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III speaks about global security.

Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

September 29 6 Comments

Michigan Coach Faces Criticism For Keeping QB In Play

University of Michigan quarterback Shane Morris was having trouble standing on his own after a major sack. The coach kept him in the game.

September 29 26 Comments

Methodist Pastor Faces Last Church Trial

Reverend Frank Schaefer, who was defrocked for officiating his son's same-sex marriage and later reinstated, awaits one more church trial. He writes about the experience in a new memoir.

September 29 7 Comments

Monarch Butterflies Could Be On Rebound

After precipitous declines in the monarch butterfly population, there are signs the species may be on the rebound.

September 26 4 Comments

Dean Of Boston Sports Journalism Celebrates 42 Years On The Job

Here & Now's Robin Young visits the most-beloved sportscaster you've never heard of: Jonny Miller.