As part of our ongoing series Home Front, host Rachel Martin speaks with Spc. Brian Cannava of the National Guard's 182nd Infantry Regiment. He, along with many other veterans, has been having a hard time finding work.
The dust hadn't settled on Tuesday's election when people started talking about the fiscal cliff, the expiration of tax cuts and automatic spending cuts set to hit at the start of the year. The fiscal cliff will dominate the political dialogue through the end of the year, at least.
Some of the priorities of President Obama's next four years in office are already taking shape, and the challenges are becoming more apparent. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mara Liasson about what's on the horizon for Obama's second term.
Host Rachel Martin talks with historian Robert Caro, who has studied the use of power and how presidents leverage power in crisis. He draws some comparisons between his famous subject, Lyndon B. Johnson, and President Obama's second-term challenges.
Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin is the first openly gay candidate to be elected to the U.S. Senate. But advocates say the fact her sexual orientation wasn't part of the campaign is the real signal of change.
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