June 26, 2008 It's wedding season, and some couples are asking the guests to bring their love, their support, and their CASH to pay for the ceremony. Are 'pot luck weddings' the latest craze, or just a bad phase?
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June 23, 2008 Author Fouad Ajami says that despite perceptions to the contrary, anti-Americanism is not alive and well. As he writes in his Wall Street Journal op-ed, "It is an old trick..." to believe otherwise.
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June 18, 2008 The end of the long battle for the Democratic presidential nomination hasn't cooled political passions. Readers of "Political Junkie" feel strongly about whom they want to see as Barack Obama's running mate. Bill Richardson, Jim Webb and Hillary Clinton — even Caroline Kennedy — are among their choices.
June 18, 2008 The Chicago Cubs have the best record in baseball. The only thing between them and a World Series championship is a century of defeat — and the difficulty of forgetting that. The Cubbies would be a breeze to win this year, if only nobody ever mentioned 1908.
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June 15, 2008 NPR's Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr reflects on the 40-year anniversary of Resurrection City in Washington, D.C.
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June 11, 2008 Now that Hillary Clinton has suspended her presidential campaign and made nice with Barack Obama, we turn to the quadrennial Beltway blather about who will be the running mate. The long list of potential vice presidential picks includes senators, governors and former political and military figures.
June 10, 2008 NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr says U.S. relations with Iran are stuck and not much is likely to happen until the next U.S. president takes office in January 2009.
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June 2, 2008 "Unity" was the buzzword before, during and after Saturday's meeting of the DNC rules committee, held to resolve the status of the disputed Democratic delegates from Michigan and Florida. But unity was nowhere to be found at the chaotic gathering.
May 29, 2008 A meeting to talk about political party rules is hardly exciting to most folks. But Saturday's gathering of the Democratic National Committee's rules and bylaws panel has political junkies and journalists drooling in anticipation. It may be Hillary Clinton's last shot at the nomination.
May 16, 2008 NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr describes a letter of advice he would write to Hillary Clinton — if he was going to write a letter to her, which he's not.
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May 14, 2008 Tuesday's defeat in Mississippi was the third Republican loss in House special elections this year. The GOP spent more than $1 million on the race, trying to head off what could be an ominous trend come November. We look at the history of special races resulting in a victory by the opposite party.
May 8, 2008 With all the focus on the presidential race, it's easy to forget about the elections to fill open House seats — and what they might say about the Republicans' congressional chances in November. Still, readers can't stop wondering about the contest for the White House, including the possibility of an Obama-Clinton ticket.
April 30, 2008 It has become a campaign like no other. Continuing to throw conventional wisdom out the window, it defies description or logic. Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama can't even agree on who has the most votes. And the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Bill Clinton loom large.
April 19, 2008 It's estimated that 2 percent of the population has fingerprints that barely register. Scott Simon is one of them – and it can complicate everything from adopting his daughters to getting cleared for a frequent-flyer prescreening program.
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April 17, 2008 A keen-eyed gardener delivers disappointing news to Michele Norris: The beautiful, beloved purple flowering plant in her garden is an invasive species that, if it spreads, could snuff out other plants in its wake.
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