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September 2, 2015 3 Comments

Iran Nuclear Deal Now Has Enough Votes To Survive A Challenge

Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the 34th vote in favor of the agreement. She calls it “the best option available.”

September 2, 2015 3 Comments

New Pew Study Looks At American Catholics

Among the findings: only about a third of U.S. Catholics view caring for the environment as an important part of their Catholic identity.

September 1, 2015 5 Comments

In Alaska, Obama Calls For Urgent Action On Climate Change

Speaking at an international Arctic conference, President Obama said the world is not acting fast enough to address climate change.

September 1, 2015 4 Comments

2016 Candidates Get Big Donations From The Tech Industry

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is leading in tech industry campaign donations by a wide margin, according to a recent analysis.

August 31, 2015 11 Comments

On Alaska Visit, Obama To Highlight Climate Change

The visit is very much designed to highlight Alaska’s extraordinary scenery and the already-visible effects of climate change there.

August 31, 2015 5 Comments

Corruption Scandal Rocks Guatemala

Thousands of people have filled the streets of the Guatemalan capital in recent days, demanding the president’s resignation.

August 31, 2015 9 Comments

Sanders Closes In On Clinton In Iowa

A new poll shows Bernie Sanders gaining ground against Hillary Clinton in Iowa.

August 28, 2015 6 Comments

Twitter’s Actions Over Deleted Tweets Raise Transparency Concerns

The social networking service has shutdown Politwoops, a website that keeps track of politicians’ deleted tweets.

August 28, 2015 24 Comments

Trump Says His Hair Is Real, Clinton Likens Republicans To Terrorists

We tackle the news of the week in 2016 politics with Rick Klein of ABC News and José Díaz-Balart of Telemundo and MSNBC.

August 27, 2015 16 Comments

2 Immigrants Explain What It Took To Come To The U.S. Legally

The majority of immigrants to the United States come legally. More often than not, it’s a complicated process that can take many years.

August 27, 2015 20 Comments

Anti-Abortion Rights Groups Target Patient Personal Information

Activists are increasingly going after the patients and doctors at abortion clinics – and their personal medical records.

August 26, 2015 193 Comments

An Argument That The U.S. Immigration System Is Not Broken

Law professor Jan Ting says immigration reform is not needed, rather the U.S. needs to more strictly enforce existing laws.

August 26, 2015 25 Comments

Trump Kicks Out Univision’s Jorge Ramos: The Aftermath

Donald Trump continued making media enemies last night when he kicked out Univision’s most recognizable journalist.

August 25, 2015 Comment

Has The Arab Spring Arrived In Lebanon?

Columnist Rami Khouri says protests over trash in Beirut are a mirror reflection of uprisings in other Arab countries.

August 24, 2015 5 Comments

Obama Returns To A Full Plate Of Challenges

September looks to be a busy month for the president, now that he’s back from a vacation on Martha’s Vineyard with his family.

August 21, 2015 15 Comments

‘Anchor Babies,’ Clinton Emails Dominate 2016 News Of The Week

Kay Henderson of Radio Iowa and Enrique Acevedo of Univision discuss the latest in the presidential race.

August 20, 2015 6 Comments

Insecurity Rises In Egypt And Tests El-Sisi Government

Egypt’s reaction to a series of attacks in its capital Cairo has drawn criticism from rights groups around the world.

August 19, 2015 9 Comments

At Iowa State Fair, Candidates Dish Out Handshakes, Hamburgers

The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Bellini has been in the press scrum all week, and talks about the political scene at the fair.

August 19, 2015 16 Comments

Walker, Rubio Share Their Plans To Replace Obamacare

Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News discusses the viability of the candidates’ plans to replace the president’s health care reform law.

August 18, 2015 Comment

Canadian Election Campaign Is In Full Swing

The candidates in this fall’s election in Canada are running hard as the vote approaches in October.

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September 1 12 Comments

Favorite Son Hopes To Revive Michigan Football

The story of what's happened at Michigan over the last decade plays out in a new book by John Bacon.

September 1 3 Comments

Living With ALS In The Ice Bucket Age

Corey Reich was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in 2007 when he was 21. Now 29, he continues to do well.

August 31 Comment

Adapting ‘The Boys In The Boat’ For Young Adult Readers

Daniel James Brown decided to adapt his book after an increasing number of young people told him they loved the story.

August 28 Comment

DJ Session: The Music Of New Orleans, 10 Years After Katrina

Nick Spitzer talks about the music that has resonated in the city since the storm, and how the music scene has changed.