A group in Wisconsin is trying to heal that state's bitter partisan divide by holding monthly meetings and forums to discuss political issues with in a friendly and more civil way. But could they remain civil while watching Tuesday night's presidential debate?
A recent ABC News poll quizzed registered voters on this question: Of the two presidential candidates, who'd you prefer as a babysitter? President Obama currently leads Governor Romney as a choice 49 percent to 36 percent. But the question itself got us wondering — among past presidents, who'd be a better babysitter? We polled several historians to find out.
A topic rarely discussed by the presidential candidates this election — gun control — was raised during Tuesday's debate. But they spent little time discussing specifics of their Second Amendment policies. Melissa Block talks about those policies with Rebekah Metzler of U.S. News and World Report.
Manssor Arbabsiar, an Iranian-born naturalized American citizen, has admitted conspiring with Iranian officials, the Justice Department says. Iranian officials have accused the U.S. of fabricating the plot.
The FBI says a 21-year-old Bangladeshi man came to the U.S. in January "for the purpose of conducting a terrorist attack on U.S. soil." He made contact with people he thought were al-Qaida operatives, but one of those individuals was an FBI source.
We may be able to grow enough fruits and vegetables on land we already have if we're smart about how we do it, says World Wildlife Foundation expert Jason Clay. Take the James Beard Foundation's food quiz to see just how literate you are on this and other agriculture matters.
"He's our founder. He's been the inspiration for our work for so many years," Doug Ulman tells All Things Considered host Melissa Block. "The work that he started ... is incredibly meaningful to millions and millions of people."
In many states, the tight presidential race isn't the only thing on people's minds: Ballot measures are putting some controversial social and political issues up for popular vote. Same-sex marriage and the death penalty are just two of the measures voters will weigh in on come election day.
Both candidates fueled up on potatoes and meat last night as they prepared for the debate at separate Marriotts near Hofstra University. But did what they choose to eat help their performance? We asked an expert to weigh in.
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