The GOP national convention is now less than a month away, and Republicans anxiously await the announcement of Mitt Romney's running mate. For a little context, NPR's Ken Rudin weighs the best and worst vice-presidential candidates throughout history.
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is home from his tour of England, Israel and Poland. NPR's Ari Shapiro looks at whether the trip had any impact on the state of the presidential race here in the U-S.
Conservative Christians are rallying on behalf of fast-food chain Chick-fil-A after comments by the restaurant's president in support of "traditional" marriage sparked a public outcry. The mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco warned the chain not to come to their cities. But former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and other conservatives have organized a pro Chick-fil-A day. NPR's Kathy Lohr reports.
The battle over sequestration is getting louder, as the defense industry mobilizes to prevent across-the-board cuts to Pentagon spending. Non-defense groups are trying to avoid being drowned out. NPR's Larry Abramson reports.
Congress announced a deal Tuesday that would avert government shutdown in October. As The Hill's Alex Bolton explains, they're trying to clear the issue off the docket for the lame duck session so they have more time to address tax cuts and sequestration.
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