11:55am

Tue January 22, 2013
It's All Politics

Debt Limit? What Debt Limit?

House Republican leaders intended to put off the debt ceiling fight for three months. But could they accidentally be giving the Obama White House carte blanche to borrow like crazy through mid-May?

Read more

11:53am

Tue January 22, 2013
Arts & Culture

Today's Local Music : Brian Gore

The music you’re hearing is by Brian Gore, who calls himself a “guitar poet.” Gore defines that as playing the guitar “in service of song, over showmanship.” This San Francisco musician is on a national tour with three other performers, which they’re calling “International Guitar Night.” The only Bay Area stop will be this Saturday (01.26) at Brava Theater in the Mission. Music begins about 8pm.

Read more

11:49am

Tue January 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Beyonce's National Anthem Was Pre-Recorded, Marine Band Says

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 11:02 am

Pat Benic DPA /LANDOV

Update at 6:14 p.m. ET. Backing Off?

Read more

11:39am

Tue January 22, 2013
Shots - Health News

Doctors Are Diagnosing More Kids With ADHD

The increase in diagnoses could be due to better education of parents, and better access to health care, the researchers say.
iStockphoto.com

For at least a decade, many have assumed that too many fidgety kids have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and been medicated for it. But it's still been hard to get reliable information on just how many kids are getting diagnosed and whether it's justified. So researchers at Kaiser Permanente in California decided to look at the trend, using the best data they could get from kids who'd actually seen specialists.

Read more

11:25am

Tue January 22, 2013
The Two-Way

Reports: Shots Fired At Houston Community College

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 2:30 pm

Update at 5:19 p.m. ET. College Safe:

During a news briefing, Sheriff Maj. Armando Tello said that the Lone Star College campus is now safe.

Tello said three people were injured, after an altercation between two men led to a shooting. One of the individuals invovled in the altercation was a student at the college. Another one of those shot was a maintance worker caught in the cross fire.

Tello did not give any details as to the condition of the injured.

Classes will resume tomorrow.

Our Original Post Continues:

Read more

11:05am

Tue January 22, 2013
World

Obama Overseas: Speak Loudly And Carry A Smaller Stick

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 11:58 am

President Obama, pictured in August addressing U.S. service members at Fort Bliss, Texas, has signaled that he is inclined to avoid situations that are most likely to lead to major troop deployments.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

An era marked by war and attempts at nation building is coming to its end.

President Obama has made clear he has no interest in lengthy foreign entanglements that would require large commitments of troops and defense dollars.

"We, the people, still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war," Obama said in his inaugural address on Monday.

Read more

10:55am

Tue January 22, 2013
It's All Politics

Stonewall? Explaining Obama's Historic Gay Rights Reference

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 10:13 am

The crowd faces off with police at the Stonewall Inn nightclub raid in the summer of 1969 in New York City.
New York Daily News Archive NY Daily News via Getty Images

President Obama made history in his inaugural address when he mentioned Stonewall in the same breath as Selma, the Alabama town considered the birthplace of the black-rights movement, and Seneca Falls, the upstate New York site of the first women's-rights convention.

But Obama's reference was very likely lost on many in the generations that have come of age long after gay men resisted police harassment at the Stonewall Inn gay bar in New York City.

Read more

10:50am

Tue January 22, 2013
Arts & Culture

Can you guess the Audiograph sound this week? January 21, 2013

Poster designed by Rich Black

This is Audiograph--the Bay Area’s sonic signature. 

Each week, we’ll play you a sound recorded somewhere in the Bay Area. Your job? Listen to the sound (in the player above), figure out where it was recorded, and what exactly it is, then call us to let us know.

If you think you can identify this Audiograph sound of the week, call 415-264-7106. Also, tell us where to record next. We’ll give away a KALW t-shirt every week to one lucky caller. 

Read more

10:50am

Tue January 22, 2013
Around the Nation

Involved For Life: Pregnancy Centers In Texas

Originally published on Tue January 22, 2013 1:12 pm

Carolyn Cline is the president and CEO of Involved for Life.
Courtesy of Carolyn Cline

While the number of abortion providers has been decreasing, the number of pregnancy centers has been increasing. According to The New York Times, there are now approximately 1,800 abortion providers around the country, compared with 2,500 pregnancy centers. These centers, largely run by Christian groups, discourage women from getting abortions and offer help during their unplanned pregnancies.

Read more

10:50am

Tue January 22, 2013
Around the Nation

'We Have No Choice': A Story Of The Texas Sonogram Law

Originally published on Wed January 23, 2013 6:19 am

iStockPhoto

Tuesday marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. But in some states, access to facilities that perform abortions remains limited.

In part, that stems from another Supreme Court ruling from 20 years ago that let states impose regulations that don't cause an "undue burden" on a woman's abortion rights.

Read more

Pages