5:39am

Mon July 16, 2012
KALW ALMANAC

Monday July 16, 2012

1935 - First Parking Meter, Oklahoma City (highlighted story below)
  • 198th Day of 2012 / 168 Remaining
  • 68 Days Until Autumn Begins
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5:23am

Mon July 16, 2012
The Two-Way

New Week, Same Argument: Romney, Obama & Who's Being Dishonest

Mitt Romney, left, last week at the NAACP convention in New Orleans. President Obama, right, at a campaign event Saturday in Glen Allen, Va.
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  • NPR's David Folkenflik on 'Morning Edition'

President Obama and his campaign are being "dishonest" when they attack his record as a business executive, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said this morning on Fox & Friends as a new week on the presidential campaign trail began where the last one left off.

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4:47am

Mon July 16, 2012
The Two-Way

Here's A Scoop: When News Breaks, People Check YouTube For Videos

Originally published on Mon July 16, 2012 5:23 am

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4:33am

Mon July 16, 2012
Around the Nation

90 Year Old Celebrates Birthday On A Roller Coaster

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renée Montagne. Former President George H. W. Bush says when he turns 90 he'll celebrate by skydiving. Thrill seeking at 90 is becoming a trend. Thelma Gratch spent her 90th, presumably with arms raised, hurtling down a 230-foot high roller coaster at 80 miles an hour. She's had a season pass to an amusement park outside Cincinnati since 1979 so chances are she's spent other birthdays screaming her head off. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

4:15am

Mon July 16, 2012
Around the Nation

'Chain Reaction' Statue In Need Of Repair

The late Paul Conrad's 1991 work "Chain Reaction" is a mass of black chain link shaped into a mushroom cloud. It's in Santa Monica, Calif., where people either love or hate it. Now the end of the world has been delayed long enough for the statue to decay.

4:04am

Mon July 16, 2012
Election 2012

Romney Responds To Obama's Bain Capital Charges

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Until this past weekend, Romney generally ignored invitations to be interviewed, except on Fox News. Then on Friday night, he did a series of TV talks defending his work at Bain Capital.

NPR's media correspondent David Folkenflik was watching.

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1:30am

Mon July 16, 2012
Analysis

Politics In The News

Originally published on Mon July 16, 2012 5:02 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

On a Monday, it's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And I'm Renee Montagne.

President Obama will be in the swing state of Ohio again today. He'll be holding his first big town hall meeting of the campaign in Cincinnati. And the president will likely continue his campaign attack against Mitt Romney's record of what Democrats characterize as sending jobs overseas while he was the head of Bain Capital. Over the weekend, the president said he would not apologize for those attacks.

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1:30am

Mon July 16, 2012
Business

The Last Word In Business

Originally published on Mon July 16, 2012 4:25 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And let's stay in the land of milk and honey, because our last word in business takes us to a barnyard venture that is solving to very old problems at once. The first is keeping unwanted plants out of a productive vegetable garden. The second, more existential problem is finding a suitable romantic partner. And the last word is weed dating.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

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1:30am

Mon July 16, 2012
Business

Business News

Originally published on Mon July 16, 2012 4:20 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with Microsoft's moves in the news business.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

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1:30am

Mon July 16, 2012
Election 2012

Presidential Election: How Much Does Fundraising Matter?

Originally published on Tue July 17, 2012 7:18 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Mitt Romney and the Republican Party have lately been raising more money than President Obama and the Democrats. They won the money chase in May and in June. Normally, you would expect the incumbent to raise far more money.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And President Obama's campaign promptly warned supporters that he could lose without more cash. Though the Democrats have still raised more in the overall campaign, this led us to ask: How much does a fundraising advantage matter?

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