It's primary Election Day in Wisconsin on Tuesday, where five Democrats are vying for the opportunity to take on Republican Governor Scott Walker in June. The recall stems from massive protests at the state capitol last winter, and many view the election as a referendum on Walker's bill that strips public unions of collective bargaining rights.
On Sunday, Vice President Joe Biden expressed support for same-sex marriage. President Obama has not gone as far, saying his views on the issue are "evolving." On the Republican side, the Romney campaign recently lost a national security spokesman who is an outspoken defender of gay marriage.
If the latest polls hold, Richard Lugar, R-Ind., may be headed out of the U.S. Senate after Tuesday's primary in Indiana. But don't worry too much about the 80-year-old Lugar. There are plenty of post-politics options for a former lawmaker. Even for an octogenarian.
Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng is in a Beijing hospital, hoping to eventually come to the U.S. to study. But what do Chinese-Americans think of him, and the diplomatic tension he sparked between the U.S. and China? Host Michel Martin discusses reactions with Sherry Zhang, host of a Mandarin-language call-in show in California.
Host Michel Martin discusses April's jobs report with Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., head of the Congressional Black Caucus, and NPR's Business Editor Marilyn Geewax. Just 115,000 jobs were created, fewer than most economists expected, but the unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent.
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