3:33am

Tue October 30, 2012
Health Care

Can Mitt Romney Really Repeal Obamacare?

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 8:14 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And let's move back to the presidential campaign. Mitt Romney has been criticized for being on many sides of many issues, but there's one where he's been pretty consistent: He wants to repeal the federal health care law. The question is: Can Romney actually keep that promise?

Here's NPR's Julie Rovner.

JULIE ROVNER, BYLINE: You can barely listen to Mitt Romney make a speech or give an interview without hearing some variation of this vow...

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3:15am

Tue October 30, 2012
Around the Nation

1,000-Pound Pumpkin Takes California Contest

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 10:20 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. In the midst of a monster storm, let's take a moment to contemplate a monster pumpkin. Out in California, John Sach grew a pumpkin weighing just under 1,000 pounds. He calls it Sally, and it won Orange County's annual Pumpkinmania contest. Sach's pumpkin outgrew the runner-up, named Gourdita, which was downright slim at 795 pounds. According to the O.C. Register, Sally's secret is simple - a lot of food and water. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.

3:11am

Tue October 30, 2012
Around the Nation

Storm Knocks The 'A' Out Of 'USA Today' Sign

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 10:20 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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3:03am

Tue October 30, 2012
Intelligence Squared U.S.

Are The Rich Taxed Enough?

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 4:07 am

Panelists Glenn Hubbard (left) and Arthur Laffer argue for the motion "The Rich Are Taxed Enough."
Samuel LaHoz

Tax policy has been a divisive theme throughout the presidential campaign. At the core of the debate are divergent philosophies about what the economy needs — and how to get it.

In this Oxford-style debate from Intelligence Squared U.S., a panel of experts dissects the motion "The Rich Are Taxed Enough." The term "enough," in this case, is determined by three factors: fairness, sufficiency and efficiency.

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2:33am

Tue October 30, 2012
Election 2012

Days Before Election, Sandy Brings A Twist

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 10:20 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

President Obama canceled his campaign events that were scheduled for today in Colorado and Wisconsin. He's staying in Washington to oversee the federal response to what is now described as a post-tropical storm, Sandy. Republican challenger Mitt Romney has also scaled back his events.

Now, as NPR's Scott Horsley reports, this gigantic storm has introduced a new and unpredictable element into the presidential race just one week before Election Day.

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12:59am

Tue October 30, 2012
Author Interviews

Resenting And Respecting Mom In Russo's 'Elsewhere'

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 7:16 am

Author Richard Russo has been writing about the burned-out mill town of Gloversville, N.Y., for years. In one Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, he called it Empire Falls, Maine; in another novel, it was Thomaston, N.Y.

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12:00am

Tue October 30, 2012
Politics

Today on Your Call: Who’s voting in 2012?



  On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the changes in who is voting and how they’re doing it.  Which barriers to voting could affect election results in states across the country?  What’s the status of electronic voting and registration?  Join us at 10am Pacific or post a comment here.  Who are the new voters in 2012 – are you one of them? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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7:36pm

Mon October 29, 2012
It's All Politics

NPR Poll Finds Presidential Race Too Close To Call

Originally published on Tue October 30, 2012 10:20 am

A new NPR poll shows the outcome of the Nov. 6 election is too close to call. Mitt Romney leads President Obama nationwide; Obama leads Romney in key battleground states. Both leads are within the poll'€™s margin of error.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

The latest and last NPR Battleground Poll for 2012 shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney holding the narrowest of leads in the national sample, but trailing President Obama in the dozen states that will decide the election.

The poll adds evidence that the Oct. 3 debate between the two men redefined the race. But the movement toward Romney that emerged after that night in Denver also seems to have stalled after the race drew even — leaving the outcome difficult to call.

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6:00pm

Mon October 29, 2012
Cops & Courts

Dispatches from the Inside: Living in a criminal/victim world

The California Men's Colony (CMC)
Credit Credit California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation

Inmate Richard Gilliam has been sending us dispatches to let the general public know what life is like for California’s roughly 136,000 prisoners.  Gilliam starts today by talking about the effects of the civil rights movement on inmate life.

GILLIAM: It was due to fears about prisoner empowerment and social-recognition that politicians and law enforcement officials began a vilification campaign of criminals. They acheived this by positing criminals  – and by extension prisoners – opposite the victims of crime.

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5:47pm

Mon October 29, 2012
MY MIX TAPE

"Twist and Shout" by The Beatles

Karen Davidson first heard this song in the sixth grade and her whole world changed.

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