Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during a roundtable discussion on manufacturing this Wednesday in Bedford Heights, Ohio. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Linda McMahon (center) visits a senior center in Naugatuck, Conn., this month. Jessica Hill/AP hide caption

toggle caption Jessica Hill/AP

Mitt Romney speaks Thursday at American Legion Post 176 in Springfield, Va. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Alex Wong/Getty Images

It's All Politics

A Second, Chance Interview With Subject Of Controversial First Lady Remarks

NPR's Ari Shapiro has the unexpected chance to let an interview subject clarify remarks recorded weeks ago and several states away.

Listen Loading…
  • Playlist
  • Embed
    <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Iowa Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins, right, faces a retention vote Nov. 6. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

toggle caption Charlie Neibergall/AP

Former South Carolina Republican Rep. Bob Inglis now runs the Energy and Enterprise Initiative. /Energy and Enterprise Initiative hide caption

toggle caption /Energy and Enterprise Initiative

Bill Connell of Weymouth, Mass., who supports Republican Sen. Scott Brown, stands near signs supporting Brown's Democratic challenger, Elizabeth Warren, before the candidates' first debate Thursday in Boston. Michael Dwyer/AP hide caption

toggle caption Michael Dwyer/AP

A collection of political direct-mail pamphlets produced by the Mammen Group. Lauren Rock/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Lauren Rock/NPR

Mitt Romney takes the stage at a campaign rally at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, Va., on Sept. 8. Brian Snyder/Reuters/Landov hide caption

toggle caption Brian Snyder/Reuters/Landov

Emily Goldberg holds up a sign during the NAACP voter ID rally opposing Pennsylvania's voter ID law last Thursday in Philadelphia. With her is her 2-year-old daughter, Willa. Michael Perez/AP hide caption

toggle caption Michael Perez/AP

Shipping containers sit at a port in Tianjin, China, on Feb. 28. Alexander F. Yuan/AP hide caption

toggle caption Alexander F. Yuan/AP

Cristina Saralegui waves at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The Social Security tax rate is scheduled to revert to 6.2 percent next year, up from the temporary reduction — to 4.2 percent on an employee's first $110,000 in wages — which has been in effect since January 2011. hide caption

toggle caption

South Dakota Sen. John Thune waves to delegates during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

toggle caption J. Scott Applewhite/AP

Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., says Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., the GOP vice presidential candidate, asked him to end his Senate bid after recent comments he made referring to "legitimate rape." Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

toggle caption Jeff Roberson/AP

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor