Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney traveled to Israel over the weekend and waded into two of the most sensitive issues in the region: how to deal with Iran's nuclear ambitions, and whether the U.S. embassy should stay in Tel Aviv.
Wall Street Journal economics writer David Wessel's new book, Red Ink, lays out in unsparing terms the way the U.S. government spends money, who pays what in taxes, and why politicians can't seem to agree on ways to reduce the potentially catastrophic deficit.
Mitt Romney is in Israel this weekend, in part to drum up support from pro-Israel groups living in the United States. The Jewish vote makes up only 4 percent of the American electorate, but it's where those votes are located that has both sides spending millions to woo them.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has a compelling life story that would add some sizzle to Mitt Romney's White House bid. But some worry he might not be a safe choice for vice president on the GOP ballot. One concern is his age. Jindal is 41 but some think he looks even younger than that, and that could be a problem at the polls. NPR's Jeff Brady originally reported this story on Morning Edition.
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