Osteen is the pastor of the largest church in America: Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. His television program reaches more than 10 million households in the U.S. What's made him so popular? Osteen says it has more to do with positive messages than scripture readings.
Host Scott Simon speaks with reporter Robert Draper, the author of the new book Do Not Ask What Good We Do. In the book, Draper follows the 112th Congress and the 2010 Republican takeover of the U.S. House of Representatives.
After decades of woe for Washington baseball fans, they finally have something to cheer about. The Washington Nationals are tied for first in the National League. Host Scott Simon talks to Washington Post sports columnist Tom Boswell about the recent highs and numerous lows of baseball in the nation's capital.
People on all sides of the debate are watching Florida Sen. Marco Rubio attempt to craft a proposal that helps to repair the GOP brand among Hispanics, appeals to independent voters who favor a path to citizenship, and upends President Obama's advantage on the issue without alienating conservatives.
Michael Morton was convicted of killing his wife and put in prison for life. DNA evidence finally freed him, but it took a quarter-century to force Texas officials to reveal the evidence that exonerated him.
The U.S. economy's growth slowed in the first three months of the year. Consumers spent more than expected, but companies invested less in new equipment even though profits were surprisingly strong. Economists say businesses need to grow more to drive the economy forward.
Some criminals in Philadelphia have adopted a troubling disguise — they're dressing as Muslim women, with their faces and bodies covered in traditional Muslim attire. The Muslim community is outraged over the rash of crimes, which they say could subject women to unpleasant scrutiny and suspicion.
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