September 30, 2012 President Obama is several points ahead of GOP rival Mitt Romney in most polls, but some conservatives point to a liberal bias in polling methods. Pat Bagley thinks the complaints are self-serving, but Milt Priggee thinks the economy is about to catch up with Obama's approval ratings.
James Hoffa was last seen in the parking lot of a Detroit restaurant in 1975
September 29, 2012 "What happened to Jimmy Hoffa?" is one of the great persisting questions of the past generation. The latest tip has lead to a spot under a driveway outside Detroit, in the long search for the former teamster union head.
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September 29, 2012 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu both spoke at the U.N. this week. Randy Bish and David Fitzsimmons think both countries have mutual destruction on the brain.
Philip Schultz visits NPR headquarters in Washington on Monday.
September 28, 2012 Each month, NPR's All Things Considered invites a poet into the newsroom to see how the show comes together, and to write an original poem about the news. This month, our NewsPoet is Philip Schultz. Want to write your own poem about the day's news? You can put them in the comments below.
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September 28, 2012 Melissa Block talks to regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the upcoming presidential debates, the UN General Assembly, and the return of the NFL's regular refs.
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September 28, 2012 Here is a roundup of the best of this week's NPR Books coverage, from gangster novels to beloved kids' books.
September 28, 2012 More than 20 prominent conservatives recently signed an open letter complaining about pro-Obama media bias. Jeff Danziger thinks conservative media outlets are taking unfair aim at supporters of President Obama, while Rick McKee thinks Mitt Romney is the one under media attack.
September 27, 2012 The apes Koko, Kanzi and Panbanisha are famous for their language abilities. Commentator and anthropologist Barbara J. King considers whether these abilities are being blown out of proportion with reality.
September 27, 2012 President Obama has been criticized for appearing on The View on Monday instead of meeting with world leaders. Lisa Benson thinks Obama is more interested in promoting his image than solving problems, while David Fitzsimmons thinks it's the president's opposition that's obstructing progress.
September 26, 2012 The notion that the Big Bang is like an exploding bomb is completely wrong. But what, then, lies beyond the edge of space? Can we ever know whether the Universe is infinite?
September 26, 2012 The latest Washington Post poll shows President Obama leading Mitt Romney 52 to 44 in Ohio, even as Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, campaign across the state. The New Republic's Alec MacGillis explains why Obama's lead is remarkable in a state he won by only a slim margin in 2008.
September 26, 2012 Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan are in Ohio, campaigning throughout the crucial swing state. David Wolfford argues in The Weekly Standard that Romney must appeal both to his base and to undecided voters in order to carry the state.
September 26, 2012 As the Spanish government is debating a major bank bailout and Greece goes on general strike, Daniel Altman argues in Foreign Policy that the greatest threat to global economic health is short-term planning.
September 26, 2012 Pop. 1280 is the perfect noir thriller, featuring a murderous, corn bread-loving sheriff from a small town in the South. Author Stephen Marche explains why the book is genre fiction at its best. Do you have a favorite tale of twisted justice? Tell us in the comments.
September 26, 2012 The voter ID law was back in court in Pennsylvania yesterday. Adam Zyglis thinks voter ID laws are just a Republican political maneuver, while Gary McCoy wonders how easy it is to vote as someone else.
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