10:36am

Thu September 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Obama Was 'Spewing Coals' When Budget Deal Collapsed, Boehner Says

August 2011: President Obama (right) and House Speaker John Boehner at the White House as they and other lawmakers worked to head off a government shutdown that loomed.
Jewel Samad AFP/Getty Images

Some details are emerging from Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward's new book about the 2011 battle between President Obama and congressional Republicans over the budget, taxes and deficit reduction.

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10:36am

Thu September 6, 2012
It's All Politics

'My Two Moms' Author Hopes To Highlight Gay Rights At Convention

Originally published on Thu September 6, 2012 1:09 pm

Zach Wahls is shown on March 24 at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York.
Fernando Leon Getty Images

In another sign of Democrats' growing embrace of gay-rights issues, an Iowa man who gained national attention for his story of growing up with lesbian mothers was to address the party's national convention Thursday.

Zach Wahls became a bit of an Internet star last year after testifying against a proposed same-sex marriage ban before members of the Iowa House of Representatives. A video of his statement went viral online, garnering millions of views.

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9:45am

Thu September 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Percent Of Detainees Who Return To Terrorism After Release Edges Up

Almost 28 percent of the detainees transferred out of the U.S.-run detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have either returned to terrorism or are suspected of having done so, the Director of National Intelligence says in a new report.

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9:37am

Thu September 6, 2012
It's All Politics

In High-Stakes Speech, Obama Seeks To Shift The Argument Forward

Originally published on Thu September 6, 2012 11:15 am

President Obama speaks during a campaign event at a high school in Toledo, Ohio.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

President Obama won't be giving the speech he might wish to give tonight.

All presidents accepting their party's renomination seek to shift from a message of hope and change to one of progress and accomplishment. Although Obama will certainly talk up the highlights of his term, he won't want to sound triumphant — not with a jobs report due tomorrow that's expected to show a 43rd straight month of U.S. unemployment above 8 percent.

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9:14am

Thu September 6, 2012
Music Reviews

Harmony, Teenagers And 'The Complete Story Of Doo-Wop'

Originally published on Fri September 7, 2012 9:31 am

Vocal groups like The Ink Spots went on for decades, often without a single member of the original group appearing with them.
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9:03am

Thu September 6, 2012
Education

When It Comes To Education, Two Peas In A Pod?

Originally published on Fri September 7, 2012 6:02 am

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, fall is here and that means a new round of television shows are starting up. We've invited television critic Eric Deggans to tell us what's different this season, especially during daytime. That's in just a minute.

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9:03am

Thu September 6, 2012
Faith Matters

Mormon Democrats On Drawing On Faith For Politics

Originally published on Fri September 7, 2012 6:02 am

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Just ahead, it's early fall and, as we've been talking about, the presidential campaigns are now in full swing and it's also the beginning of school, so we decided to give you a crash course on education policy and who stands for what. That's in a minute.

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9:03am

Thu September 6, 2012
Election 2012

Do Democrats Have A Gender Gap Problem?

Originally published on Fri September 7, 2012 11:28 am

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Coming up, for the first time, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a Mormon, is leading the Republican presidential ticket. In recent years, Mormons have often been identified with conservative politics, but not all agree. We'll meet a group of Mormon Democrats in a few minutes.

But first, it was another big night for the comeback kid.

(SOUNDBITE OF SPEECH)

BILL CLINTON: We are here to nominate a president, and I've got one in mind.

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8:53am

Thu September 6, 2012
Chris Hedges

Today on Your Call: Is it time to revolt against corporate capitalism?

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Chris Hedges about his latest book with Joe Sacco, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.  Hedges says: “When everything becomes a commodity.. that you exploit until exhaustion or collapse, you eventually destroy human capital and you destroy the natural world and that’s what’s happening, that’s already happened to the working class.”  So is it time to revolt?  Join us at 10am PST or post a comment here.  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.


Guest:

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8:38am

Thu September 6, 2012
It's All Politics

Tonight, Obama Gets Backing From Hollywood

Originally published on Thu September 6, 2012 8:46 am

Actress Natalie Portman is scheduled to speak Thursday at the Democratic National Convention.
Isaac Brekken Getty Images

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