Originally published on Mon August 17, 2015 8:32 am
SCOTT SIMON, HOST:
Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 7:17 pm
Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 6:21 pm
ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:
And with more on the week in politics, joining me are David Brooks, columnist for The New York Times, and, sitting in for the vacationing E.J. Dionne, Suzy Khimm, senior editor at The New Republic.
Good to see you both here.
MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:
Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 3:14 pm
Ben Carson alleged in an interview with Fox News Wednesday that Planned Parenthood puts most of its clinics in black neighborhoods to "control the population" and that its founder, Margaret Sanger, "was not particularly enamored with black people."
Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 3:43 pm
There are highly scientific polls, with careful attention paid to sample size and demographics.
There are robopolls where computers make the calls and interview those who pick up the phone.
There are those cable TV polls where viewers are asked to "call this number and tell us who you like."
And then there's the Corn Caucus, sponsored by WHO-TV in Des Moines, every presidential election season at the Iowa State Fair.
Originally published on Fri August 14, 2015 4:35 pm
New Hampshire is in the throes of a drug epidemic driven by prescription opioids and heroin.
"The state of New Hampshire loses a citizen to an overdose death about every day," said Tym Rourke, chairman of the New Hampshire Governor's Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
Originally published on Thu August 13, 2015 6:55 pm
This past week, residents of Ferguson, Mo., and demonstrators from far afield mark the anniversary of the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. There were angry-but-peaceful protests.
Originally published on Thu August 13, 2015 11:12 pm