New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has a notable biography. She's from an Irish family, she's Catholic and gay. Her grandmother survived the Titanic, and her fathers spends every day with her at City Hall. Quinn is widely expected to run for mayor next year, and she tells guest host David Greene that government might get a lot more done if people would just get along.
School's out and that means families with young children are packing their bags and boarding flights. This summer, though, kids going through airport security are being treated just a little bit more like kids. The Transportation Security Administration has announced some new policies.
The six-term Republican senator faces an anti-incumbent atmosphere and an opponent who was just 2 years old when Orrin Hatch was first elected to the Senate. Utah Republicans will go to the polls Tuesday to decide between Hatch and former state Sen. Dan Liljenquist.
The general election is still months away, but President Obama and Mitt Romney are already hammering each other with attack ads. Negative campaigning is hardly new, and some say the 2012 race could be one of the most negative races in recent history. But is that really a bad thing?
Sen. John Kerry will play the role of Mitt Romney as President Obama prepares for the upcoming debates. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz speaks with a few recent stand-ins: Sen. Fred Thompson, who played Bill Clinton in 1996, and Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who played Sarah Palin in 2008.
Just a week after President Obama announced a significant policy shift on immigration, Latino leaders from across the country gathered in Orlando. Both Obama and his GOP rival for the White House, Mitt Romney, addressed the group this week, as NPR's Scott Horlsey reports.
We get two perspectives on President Obama's policy shift on immigration and the election year efforts to reach Hispanic voters. Host Scott Simon speaks with Rep. Charlie Gonzalez, co-chair of Obama campaign and head of Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and former Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey, who served alongside Mitt Romney when he was governor in Massachusetts and is now an adviser to the campaign.
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