Guest host Linda Wertheimer recaps the favorite "big ideas" of four high-profile economists, who raise questions about predicting crises, solving them and scanning brains for decision-making functions.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigned in Virginia Saturday. 2008 was the first time in more than 40 years that Virginia chose a Democrat for president. As NPR's Ari Shapiro reports, Romney wants to make sure this state does not grant President Obama an encore.
If 25,000 teachers walk out in President Obama's home turf Monday, it could present problems for his re-election campaign. The teachers union is at odds with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who touted his plans for change at the Democratic National Convention.
The last time Republicans held the spot was in 1997. Richard Tisei might be their answer for taking it back. The openly gay candidate is getting a boost from a family scandal surrounding the incumbent Democrat, Rep. John Tierney.
As the NFL regular season opens this weekend, place-kicker Jason Hanson is preparing for his 21st consecutive season with the Detroit Lions. That's a record in the league — no small feat in an industry where a missed kick can cost you your career.
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