Have Republicans finally succeeded in persuading the public at large that the Benghazi attack wasn't just a tragedy but actually a huge scandal? Another big problem for the Obama administration was revealed last week:the IRS was paying special attention to conservative political groups.
Last summer, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis hosted the first Internet Cat Video Festival. It was so popular it went viral and the show went on the road. Over the weekend, more than 6,000 people turned out at the Oakland Internet Cat Video Festival.
Certain Jeep Grand Cherokees and Commanders are being recalled because the transmission could shift by itself — from park into neutral — with no warning to the driver. The source of the problem: cracks in the circuit board that can cause a faulty signal on start up.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is conducting an investigation in the hottest sector of Washington's influence industry: political intelligence. It's the business of collecting highly detailed information from Congress and the regulatory agencies, and using it to make money on Wall Street.
Steve Inskeep talks to Declan Walsh, a correspondent with The New York Times, about his experience covering Pakistan for nearly a decade, and his ejection from the country over the weekend. The Pakistani government canceled Walsh's visa just as the campaign was ending.
Steve Inskeep talks to regular contributor Cokie Roberts about what's ahead this week in politics.
David Greene speaks with Jessica Buchanan and her husband Erik Landemalm about their book Impossible Odds. It's the story of Jessica's abduction, along with a fellow aid worker, by Somali pirates in 2011. In the first of the two-part interview, we hear how Jessica was abducted, and how she refused to fall into despair while in captivity.
The results from Pakistan's parliamentary elections, which were held over the weekend are still unofficial. But state TV estimates former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his party close to a majority in the national assembly.
Arizona has passed a law making it illegal for cities to destroy guns bought in buy-back programs. The new law kicks in this summer, and requires cities to sell the guns that are turned in.
Giant financial data company Bloomberg is acknowledging that some of its subscribers were tracked by the company's reporters. The reporters were allowed to see what kind of information the subscribers were looking at and how long it had been since they logged on. The tracking came to light after Goldman Sachs Raised questions about the practice. Over the weekend, the Federal Reserve said it is looking into whether its employees were tracked as well.
It's been a week since three women kidnapped more than a decade ago escaped from a house in Cleveland. Residents are trying to come to terms that the missing women had been living near them the whole time.
The 2012 Stock Act was supposed to clamp down on Washington's leaks of market-moving legislative and regulatory decisions. The SEC has subpoenaed a lobby firm and a "political intelligence" consultant, putting a new spotlight on a growing industry.
Steve Inskeep talks to Declan Walsh, a reporter with "The New York Times," about his experience covering Pakistan for nearly a decade, and his ejection from the country over the weekend.
At least 19 people were shot and wounded during a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans on Sunday. Even in a city accustomed to violence, the shootings are taking a toll.
From privacy concerns to technology saturation, Google's new technology has had its fair share of criticism — and it's not even on sale yet. The company wants to change those negative perceptions of its wearable computer before it goes on sale to the public.
Each year, an estimated 150,000 people in the Southwest contract valley fever. But doctors say they understand little about the fungal disease. There is no cure and no vaccine. Most cases are misdiagnosed or missed entirely.
In a new book, former U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe explores how to fix the gridlock in Congress. Earlier this year, the Republican from Maine left the Senate out of frustration with the partisan stalemate. "It has to change, for the country," she says. "People deserve ... better representation."
Since 1958, researchers have been measuring the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere at the Mauna Loa Observatory. The remote outpost has just reported a carbon dioxide level of 400 parts per million — the highest it has climbed in the modern age.