Following the suspension of Herman Cain's presidential campaign, are the other GOP candidates awaiting his endorsement? Weekends on All Things Considered guest host Rachel Martin speaks with James Fallows of The Atlantic about that story and others from the past week.
Egyptian voters in Cairo, Alexandria and several other major cities are voting Monday in the first stage of the country's parliamentary election. Turn out is heavy and so far there has been no major violence. Melissa Block talks to NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro.
Many Americans could see a bigger bite out of their paychecks unless Congress votes to continue the suspension of the Social Security payroll tax. The tax holiday, enacted to stimulate people to spend money in a bad economy, is scheduled to expire at the end of this year. Senate Democrats plan to try to extend the tax break and pay for it by charging a new tax on the very wealthy.
Last year, the Supreme Court ruled that the conditions in California's overcrowded prisons violated the Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Host Audie Cornish hears more from Ohio State law professor Douglas Berman, who says the popular "tough on crime" mantra helps explain why so many American prisons are over-capacity.
Host Rachel Martin talks with Doyle McManus, Washington editor of the Los Angeles Times, about the week's news, including the alleged NATO attack in Pakistan, continued protests in Egypt and the most recent GOP presidential debate.
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