October 3, 2012 One official said most of the information coming from the "Fusion Centers" was a "bunch of crap." That despite the fact that the federal government spent hundreds of millions of the dollars on the post-Sept. 11 initiative.
October 3, 2012 The face-to-face spar has the potential to shift the momentum in the campaign.
October 3, 2012 With young people among the hardest hit by the down economy, NPR wondered what millennials want from tonight's debate. The head of a group of college Republicans poses theoretical questions for President Obama. The president of a chapter of college Democrats fashions questions for Mitt Romney.
October 3, 2012 This first presidential debate will focus on domestic issues, with the economy topping the list of homefront problems. Here are three economic terms likely to come up in the debate.
October 3, 2012 As President Obama and Mitt Romney finalize preparations for tonight's debate, some historical reminders — thanks to YouTube — of what can go right, and what can go wrong.
October 3, 2012 In the run-up to the presidential election, Morning Edition visited communities in swing states — in fact, in swing counties — that are predictably unpredictable when it comes to voting. We wanted to hear from voters where they live — to understand what's shaping their thinking this election year.
October 3, 2012 The latest poll by NPR and its bipartisan polling team shows President Obama with a 7-point lead among likely voters nationally and a 6-point lead in the dozen battleground states where both campaigns are spending most of their time and money. But battleground voters were also more downbeat about the direction of the country.
October 3, 2012 CPRThe federal government wants hospitals to take responsibility for discharged patients to make sure they are not admitted again within 30 days. Medicare will penalize hospitals with many repeat admissions, but some think putting this whole burden on hospitals is not fair.
October 3, 2012 In political debates, candidates frequently avoid uncomfortable topics by diverting the conversation to an unrelated strength. Many politicians hire debate coaches who have perfected this technique, called "the pivot." So why do these dodges usually evade our cognitive radar? A psychologist explains.
October 3, 2012 NWNewsWashington state apple growers are harvesting the second-largest crop in history, but it appears there won't be enough workers to get the fruit off the trees quickly enough. The next few weeks are when the bulk of the region's fruit is picked. The labor shortage comes as apple prices are high.
October 3, 2012 Only two groups of people really matter in any game: the players and the officials. That's the lesson the NFL inadvertently taught football fans in the past four weeks, says Frank Deford. At many stadiums, the regular officials were greeted with loud ovations after their lockout ended.