If American politicians are going to quarrel like cats and dogs, why not just elect cats and dogs? Yet even pets can't hide from the political caterwauling; attacks against the candidacy of Hank the Cat may have reached a new low.
To hear him tell it, the rumors of Newt Gingrich's demise have been greatly exaggerated. The former House speaker is banking on a big showing Tuesday in his home state of Georgia to salvage a campaign that's been declared dead a number of times.
As the candidates battle it out, there's a key fact worth remembering: Fifty-three percent of those who cast votes in the last presidential election were women. Host Scott Simon talks with political analyst Michelle Bernard for her take on what right-leaning women are looking for in a presidential candidate.
President Obama has withdrawn U.S. forces from Iraq and hopes to do the same in Afghanistan. He's a Nobel Peace Prize winner and the man who "got" Osama bin Laden. What does that mean for his re-election prospects? Foreign affairs columnist David Rhode of The Atlantic tells host Scott Simon about what he calls the "Obama Doctrine."
It may not bring the most delegates, but Ohio has clearly become the most coveted state on Super Tuesday. Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney will all be campaigning there Saturday. NPR's Tamara Keith has this campaign update from Cleveland.
As political observers expected, the fight over same-sex marriage in Maryland started promptly on Friday, as both sides of the issue begin to gear up for an expected referendum on the issue in November.
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