The number of Americans living under the correctional system fell to 1.6 million in 2010, according to recent government data. Host Michel Martin discusses the decline and efforts to reform the system with former U.S. Attorney General Richard Thornburgh and Adam Gelb, director of the Public Safety Performance Project for the Pew Center on the States.
GOP presidential candidates have swarmed the state ahead of Tuesday primary election. The candidates have been at local establishments shaking hands and sipping coffee. One Portsmouth restaurant had enough unannounced visits. The staff of Colby's Breakfast and Lunch posted a sign on their door: No Politicians, No Exceptions.
Six women in Derry, N.H., are among the voters who expect to take part in the nation's first presidential primary Tuesday. Elaine Sweeney hosted the group, and they discussed the issues and the candidates on their minds.
Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney has long held a commanding lead in the polls ahead of Tuesday's primary in New Hampshire. Taking nothing for granted, Romney campaigned in the state on Sunday with two of his top surrogates: former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
For decades, the U.S. sought stability in the Middle East. But the upheavals of the past year have left the region in flux, and the U.S. is trying to define a new policy for dealing with changes that are still playing out.
Because of its booming population, the state is gaining four new congressional seats. But are the state's new redistricting plans fair for minority voters who make up more than half of the new residents? Is an interim map drawn by a federal court any better? The Supreme Court takes on the case with Texas primaries looming.
Former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu is supporting GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Sununu tells Steve Inskeep that Romney is going to win in New Hampshire, and "it's going to be a pretty good win."
All Things Considered host Robert Siegel interviewed Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman in New Hampshire. Huntsman points out how he differs with the other GOP candidates. The full interview will air on ATC Monday.
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