Since becoming president, Obama's rhetorical triumphs have been just that: moving speeches delivered on ceremonial occasions. When it comes to policy and attempts to move public opinion, the silver-tongued Obama has largely been absent.
A poll out from ABC News and The Washington Post on Monday, shows President Obama with a slight edge over GOP nominee Mitt Romney. As the candidates head into Tuesday night's debate, host Michel Martin gets the latest on election news from Republican strategist Ron Christie and Corey Ealons, a former Obama White House advisor.
Rosie Castro was a Mexican-American civil rights activist during the 1970s. She passed down her passion for change to her children: Texas State Representative Joaquin Castro and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro. For Hispanic Heritage Month, Rosie Castro speaks with host Michel Martin about the Chicano movement and raising her twin sons.
More than 100,000 undocumented young people have applied for deferred action, hoping to get a reprieve from the threat of deportation. But after years of living under the radar, many are having trouble finding documents to prove their eligibility. Host Michel Martin talks with Chung-wha Hong of the New York Immigration Coalition.
Sharon Love's daughter Yeardley was a college student and an athlete when she was beaten to death by her ex-boyfriend in 2010. Since then, Love has started a foundation to speak out and raise awareness about dating violence. She speaks with host Michel Martin about her work and how she's coping with the loss of her daughter.
When bitter taste receptors found in the noses of supertasters were exposed to a bacterial chemical, they started fighting it off, while the receptors of others with normal taste perceptions did not detect the chemical's presence.
Katie Deremiah and Ron Fitzgerald of Des Moines thought it was cool when their son was born on Sept. 10 last year — offering the sequence: 9, 10,11 Now they've had a daughter. She weighed 8 lbs. 9 oz., was born on Oct. 12 at 13:14 military time. That makes her sequence: 8,9,10,11,12,13, 14.
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