Host Scott Simon speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tim Weiner, who wrote two books on the security services, about the FBI's role in the investigation into generals David Petraeus and John Allen. Weiner says the one possible crime is the conduct of an FBI agent who brought information to Congress.
Host Scott Simon speaks to Brad Wolverton from the The Chronicle of Higher Education about his recent profile of Western Oklahoma State College. The school's online courses are popular with NCAA student athletes at risk of losing their eligibility to participate in sports.
Nearly three weeks after Hurricane Sandy, nowhere has the wait to restore power been longer than on Long Island. Utility mismanagement has deep roots there, where consumers are still paying for abuses that started more than 50 years ago.
President Obama started the first round of talks Friday about how to avoid fiscal calamity. He has been pushing to end Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy, a plan strongly opposed by some House Republicans. But in the end, a deal with the House may come down to Speaker John Boehner and the president.
President Obama's critics say the September attack in Libya and the official response reflect poorly on his administration. While they focused on TV comments by U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, David Petraeus' resignation from the CIA complicated the debate. Some — but not all — questions were answered in closed hearings this week.
President Obama hasn't even named his choice to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who plans to step down at the end of this term. But there's already been a lot of heated rhetoric this week over one of the front-runners, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice.
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