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"Barack Obama: The Story"

Kojo chats with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author David Maraniss about his new biography of President Barack Obama.


True Or False? Elected Officials Interpret The Health Law

Though elected officials have strong opinions on both sides of the healthcare law, it seems that some are hazy on the details. Test your own knowledge of what the health care ruling means for Americans.

How History Colors Our View Of Presidents

Ranking presidents is a favorite pastime of historians and political scientists, writes author Bob Merry in his book Where They Stand. Merry and Political Junkie Ken Rudin discuss how voters and historians evaluate presidents, and how those ideas change over time.

Poll Shows A New Definition Of Optimism In America

Two-thirds of Americans say the country is headed in the wrong direction, according to a survey conducted by polling firm Penn Schoen Berland. Pollster Mark Penn explains that though Americans are losing confidence in the nation, they have retained a sense of personal optimism.

Polls Show Americans, Like Their Justices, Are Still Divided Over Health Care

Americans remain about as polarized over the legitimacy of President Obama's health care law as the nine members of the Supreme Court, according to polls taken after Thursday's ruling.

Marco Rubio Draws On Family To Keep Him Grounded

NPR is looking at the American dream, and during an election year, politicians often talk about what they think that dream means. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio from Florida is one of the political world's brightest new stars. He offers his version of the dream in his new memoir, An American Son. He speaks with host Michel Martin.