Streams

Politics

New Jersey News

Christie Warns of Crisis — Economic, Not Political

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Christie talks in DC, but not many Democrats were around to hear the message.

Comment

Green GOP Group Caught Between 'Rock And A Hard Place'

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

On Earth Day 2014, it wasn't easy being an environmental organization in the Republican Party. The big donors who write checks aren't much interested in the environment.

Comment

All Things Considered

One Month From Mudslide, Wash. Governor Takes Stock Of Damage

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee offers an update on the deadly mudslides near the town of Oso in March. President Obama is visiting Oso on Tuesday.

Comment

All Things Considered

Longtime D.C. Lawyer Is White House's Next Top Counsel

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The White House named Neil Eggleston its new top lawyer. He'll have to muster his legal and political skills to deal with a divided Congress and multiple investigations of the Obama's administration.

Comment

Out Of Clout: Some States Brace For Washington Power Outage

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A handful of states are about to lose decades of clout and seniority in Congress. Which one will be hardest hit of all? Michigan.

Comment

In TV Ad, GOP Senate Candidate Mocks 'War On Women' Rhetoric

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Terri Lynn Land, a Republican running for Senate in Michigan, says she knows more about being a woman than the male Democratic congressman who's attacking her.

Comment

The Takeaway

Obama, Biden Seek to Balance East and West

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

While Russia and Ukraine dominate the headlines, President Obama embarks on a long-awaited trip to Southeast Asia. As Vice President Biden practices Containment 2.0 with Russia in the West, can President Obama do the same with China in the East?

Comments [1]

The Takeaway

SCOTUS Upholds Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

In a 6-to-2 decision issued Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Michigan state ban on affirmative action in public higher education. Kareem Crayton, a professor of law at the University of North Carolina Law School, explains the ramifications of this ruling.

Comments [2]

Louisiana Lawmaker Pulls Bill To Make Bible State's Official Book

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The lawmaker who sponsored the bill to make the Holy Bible the state's official book said it had become a distraction and that there were "much more important" priorities.

Comment

Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge To Ohio Ban On Campaign Lies

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday testing whether states can make it a crime to lie about candidates during an election campaign.

Comment

What Exactly Is 'High-Quality' Preschool?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Many educators tout the benefits of preschool, but there's no clear standard for what qualifies as a quality program. Researchers say that when it comes to pre-K, Tulsa, Okla., gets it right.

Comment

Morning Edition

Georgia Bill Loosens Restrictions On Guns In Public Places

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Allowing guns into government buildings that have no security is part of a bill waiting the governor's approval. Municipalities worry their budgets will grow as they forced to hire security.

Comment

Morning Edition

High Court To Consider Political Lies, Future Of Broadcasting

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Supreme Court on Tuesday hears arguments in two high-profile cases that could affect video sharing on the Internet, and the telling of untruths in the political marketplace.

Comment

Morning Edition

'Ready For Hillary': Clinton's Campaign-In-Waiting

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A shadow campaign is underway, raising small donations by selling T-shirts and baby onesies and holding fundraisers, all just waiting for Clinton to say that, yes, she is running for president.

Comment

The Takeaway

Obama, Biden Seek to Balance East and West | Are We Causing the Next Mass Extinction? | Trans Community Seeks Dialogue to Break Barriers

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Obama, Biden Seek to Balance East and West | SCOTUS Upholds Michigan's Affirmative Action Ban | Las Vegas May Face Dire Water Shortage | Are We Causing the Next Mass Extinction? | Trans Community Seeks Dialogue to Break Barriers 

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Poverty Beat

Monday, April 21, 2014

For this week’s installment of our series Strapped: A Look at Poverty in America, Dale Maharidge, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Columbia Journalism School professor, and Greg Kaufmann, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and former poverty correspondent for The Nation, discuss reporting on poverty and how poverty is portrayed—and why it’s under-covered—in the media. Kaufman is launching TalkPoverty.org on May 19.

Comments [14]

Rand Paul Bids To Loosen Democratic Hold On African-American Vote

Monday, April 21, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a top 2016 GOP presidential prospect, is stirring curiosity among black leaders for his outreach efforts and activism in reforming mandatory sentencing laws.

Comment

Obama Seeks Wider Authority To Release Drug Offenders

Monday, April 21, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that the administration expects to broaden criteria under which federal prisoners convicted of drug offenses can apply for pardons or reduced sentences.

Comment

President Obama Will Skip China, But Asia Trip Sends A Message

Monday, April 21, 2014

President Obama visits several Asian countries this week. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with business journalists Sudeep Reddy and Roben Farzad about what the trip could mean for the U.S. economy.

Comment

The Takeaway

Today's Highlights | April 21, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Also on Today's Show: Tensions remained high over the weekend in Ukraine...There are more grim details emerging about the South Korean ferry crash...This week the Retro Report documentary team looks back at the Terri Schiavo case...

Comments [1]