8:38am

Mon June 11, 2012
Author Interviews

Joan Rivers Hates You And Everyone Else

Originally published on Wed December 26, 2012 9:18 am

Joan Rivers says her material has only gotten stronger with age. "I always say, 'What are you going to do? Are you going to fire me? Been fired. Going to be bankrupt? Been bankrupt.'"
Courtesy of the author

Joan Rivers doesn't hold anything back.

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8:05am

Mon June 11, 2012
The Two-Way

Violent Crime Down Fifth Year, FBI Says

There was a 4 percent drop in the number of violent crimes reported in the U.S. last year vs. 2010, the FBI reports. It's the fifth straight year of declines, according to FBI records.

In its Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report, the FBI says that data collected from 14,009 law enforcement agencies indicate that:

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8:01am

Mon June 11, 2012
It's All Politics

Why It's Good To Be The Incumbent

Originally published on Mon June 11, 2012 10:33 am

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry debates President George W. Bush on Oct. 13, 2004. Bush later won re-election.
Rick T. Wilking AP

Two political tried-and-truisms: Sitting presidents are hard to unseat, and history repeats itself.

To the first point: In the past 10 presidential elections with incumbent candidates, the incumbents have won seven times. The only incumbent losers were Gerald Ford in 1976, Jimmy Carter in 1980 and George H.W. Bush in 1992.

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7:44am

Mon June 11, 2012
All Tech Considered

Hey Celebs, Are You Lonesome Tonight? Siri's Gotcha

Originally published on Mon June 11, 2012 10:44 am

Zooey Deschanel appears in an iPhone 4S Siri commercial.
Apple.com

7:41am

Mon June 11, 2012
Women Writing Op-Eds

Today on Your Call: Why aren’t more women on the editorial page? And why does it matter?

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about why women submit fewer op-eds than men and how it affects public discourse. Katie Orenstein, founder of the OpEd Project, laments that we’re hearing from only a small fraction of the world’s best minds. What keeps women from writing op-eds and taking part in our public discourse? Join us at 10am PST or leave a comment here. Who are the female opinion writers you value --  and what do they offer? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Katie Orenstein, founder of the OpEd Project

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7:37am

Mon June 11, 2012
The Two-Way

Has 'Occupy' Crashed Or Just Begun?

Protesters, some affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement, at the NATO summit in Chicago last month.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

Occupy Wall Street's founding forum has declared that the movement's "first generation is succumbing to an insidious institutionalization and ossification that could be fatal to our young spiritual insurrection unless we leap over it right now."

And Canada's Adbusters website, which kicked off the Occupy idea last year, says that "putting our movement back on track will take nothing short of a revolution within Occupy."

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6:50am

Mon June 11, 2012

6:35am

Mon June 11, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

UnitedHealthcare Pledges To Keep Popular Coverage, Regardless Of Supreme Court

Originally published on Mon June 11, 2012 9:38 am

iStockphoto.com

One of the nation's largest insurers said early Monday it would continue to follow some of the rules in the federal health law that are already in effect, including keeping young adults up to age 26 on their parents' plans and ending lifetime dollar limits, no matter what the Supreme Court decides.

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6:30am

Mon June 11, 2012
The Two-Way

Supreme Court's Ruling On Health Care Law Looms

Originally published on Mon June 11, 2012 7:15 am

  • Nina Totenberg on 'Morning Edition'

We could hear as soon as this morning how the Supreme Court rules on the most-anticipated issue of the year: the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act — better known as the health care overhaul enacted in 2010 with the support of President Obama and his fellow Democrats over the opposition of Republicans.

The decision will be released for sure before the end of the month, Supreme Court watchers say.

For those who want to get their minds ready, might we suggest:

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6:07am

Mon June 11, 2012
The Two-Way

New Coma Report About Mubarak

Originally published on Mon June 11, 2012 7:49 am

An image grab taken from Egyptian state TV shows ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak sitting inside a cage in a courtroom during his verdict hearing in Cairo on June 2.
AFP/Getty Images

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak "entered today into a full coma," according to Interior Ministry spokesman Alaa Mahmoud, CNN says.

Piers Scholfield of the BBC, though, reports on his Twitter page that a ministry spokesman has told his nework that Mubarak, 84, "has some health problems but is not in a coma."

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