How France's Presidential Contest Compares To U.S.
April 17, 2012
The economy, foreign policy and immigration: These aren't just big topics in the U.S. elections — they're also top issues facing presidential candidates in France. But despite similar issues, France's election system differs greatly from America's, from campaign financing to debate format. Host Neal Conan talks with NPR commentator and Rock Center with Brian Williams special correspondent Ted Koppel about the issues, the players and the politics.
The GOP-led Congress President Obama will have to deal with for the last two years of his presidency is a stark contrast to the Democratic-led one he came in with. Does that mean Obama will change his approach to dealing with Capitol Hill?
As part of a series on hashtag activism in 2014, Audie Cornish speaks with Obiageli Ezekwesili of the Open Society Foundation. Ezekwesili was one of the early promoters of the hashtag #bringbackourgirls, about schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria in April.
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