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October 2, 2015 20 Comments

2016 Candidates React To Oregon Shooting

Reactions broke down along predictable party lines, with calls for and against stronger gun control measures.

October 1, 2015 3 Comments

Wisconsin Manufacturing Jobs Caught In Congressional Fight

GE says it will close a plant and move the 350 jobs to Canada, because Congress did not reauthorize the Export-Import Bank.

October 1, 2015 Comment

Trade Pact Negotiations Continue

Trade ministers are trying to come to an agreement on the biggest trade deal in a generation, the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

October 1, 2015 18 Comments

Are Russian Airstrikes Targeting ISIS Or Rebels?

The U.S. and its allies say the areas Russia is targeting are actually held by rebels who oppose Syrian President Bashar Assad.

September 30, 2015 3 Comments

U.S. Conducting Airstrikes In Afghan City Of Kunduz

U.S. Special Forces are now involved in the battle against the Taliban in Kunduz, which is about 150 miles north of Kabul.

September 30, 2015 2 Comments

Biden Is ‘Making Every Move’ To Enter 2016 Race

The vice president has said he’s not emotionally ready to run, after his son’s death, but his schedule makes him look like a candidate.

September 30, 2015 10 Comments

Russia Joins Air War Against ISIS In Syria

The U.S. is also conducting airstrikes, but Russia and the U.S. disagree over whether Bashar Assad should remain in power.

September 29, 2015 10 Comments

After Meeting With Putin, Obama Meets With Castro

The meeting took place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, which Cuban President Raul Castro is attending for the first time.

September 29, 2015 5 Comments

Female Army Vet Says Combat Positions Should Be Open To Women

Lauren Augustine says “not every man is meant for the infantry, just like every woman is not going to be meant for the infantry.”

September 29, 2015 23 Comments

Does Anyone In The GOP Carry Jack Kemp’s Torch?

A new book argues that Jack Kemp was the most important Republican of the 20th century who was not president.

September 28, 2015 Comment

Obama And UN Discuss Goals For Aiding Syrian Migrants

Activists say the United States is not doing enough when it comes to aiding Syrian migrants fleeing a civil war.

September 28, 2015 2 Comments

Looking At A Post-Boehner Washington

Lawmakers are navigating a new political landscape, in light of House Speaker John Boehner’s impending departure from Congress.

September 28, 2015 2 Comments

Obama, Putin To Meet Face-To-Face Amid Rising Tensions

The two leaders will likely discuss Russia’s new military buildup in Syria during their first meeting in nearly a year.

September 25, 2015 Comment

Boehner’s Decision Sets Off Leadership Scramble

Several of the Republican Party’s candidates for president are cheering the decision of House Speaker John Boehner to resign as they rally conservative voters in Washington.

September 25, 2015 Comment

What Boehner’s Resignation Means For Washington

In resigning, House Speaker John Boehner steps aside in the face of hardline conservative opposition that threatens an institutional crisis.

September 25, 2015 14 Comments

Race For 2016: Trump Stalled, Sanders Surging In Polls

We’ll discuss the latest in the presidential race with Greg Moore, editor of the Denver Post, and Kay Henderson, news director of Radio Iowa.

September 25, 2015 5 Comments

How The Media Has Covered This Popular Pope

Why has the papacy become so popular in the U.S.?

September 25, 2015 16 Comments

House Speaker Boehner To Resign

House Speaker John Boehner stunned the political world today with news that he will resign.

September 24, 2015 Comment

A Closer Look At Business And Tech Issues On Table Between China And U.S.

Amid Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the U.S., NPR’s Marilyn Geewax explains some of the economic and technology issues between the two countries.

September 24, 2015 145 Comments

Planned Parenthood On Federal Funding And Controversial Videos

Dawn Laguens, one of Planned Parenthood’s leaders, discusses the contentious issue of defunding the organization.

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October 1 Comment

A Rare Bipartisan Effort To Reform The Criminal Justice System

The legislation would reduce mandatory minimums for certain drug offenses and largely ban solitary confinement for juveniles.

October 1 37 Comments

What Does It Mean To Raise A Spiritual Child?

Psychologist Lisa Miller discusses the scientific link between spirituality and health, and how it relates to children.

September 30 5 Comments

Bard At The Bar: Shakespeare-Inspired Cocktail Recipes

Two English professors and longtime friends got the idea for "Shakespeare, Not Stirred" while having a drink together.

September 30 5 Comments

How To Stay Sharp As You Age

A psychiatrist and a psychologist have come up with nine keys to keeping an agile mind, including curiosity.