Robert Caro's fourth book on the life of Lyndon B. Johnson documents the master statesman's most tumultuous years — from his dismal vice presidency to his ascent to the presidency and triumphant shepherding of the 1964 Civil Rights Act through Congress.
The two Washington political veterans who wrote the new book claim today's Congress is probably the most dysfunctional since the Civil War — and they aren't afraid to point fingers at who they think is to blame: the Republican Party.
Teaching is a tough job: long hours, low pay, and constant criticism when test scores don't measure up. But for teacher advocate Taylor Mali, it's the best job in the world. He's written a new book in praise of the profession and in passionate defense of teachers.
Politicians, journalists and celebrities gathered in Washington, D.C., Saturday night for the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. Guest host David Greene chats with veteran White House correspondent and SiriusXM host Julie Mason for a wrap-up of the night's festivities.
An Egyptian court has upheld the conviction against famous comedian Adel Imam for offending Islam in some of his most popular films. Despite protests by Islamists, he received only a suspended sentence and paid a fine of about $170. NPR's Soraya Nelson reports the court's ruling bolsters worries that an Islamist-ruled Egypt will stifle freedom of speech.
Chris Colfer, who plays Kurt Hummel on the hit TV show Glee, wrote and stars in a new film Struck by Lightning, a darkly comic take on the high school experience. Colfer talks with Weekend All Things Considered's Guy Raz about the film and his role on Glee.
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