Republicans have a new front-runner for president, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who doubts the science of climate change and says creationism should be taught alongside evolution. He's not alone in these views, which may be on display before a national audience at Wednesday night's GOP debate.
Was that a jobs plan Mitt Romney unveiled Tuesday or a Steve Jobs plan? Wanting voters to see him as the political version of the black turtleneck-clad business visionary, Romney said he's got a smartphone approach on how to improve the economy while Obama is more like a coin-op pay phone.
The U.S. Postal Service was established in the eighteenth century. And it is now trying to figure out how to survive in the twenty-first. The postmaster general took his dire case to a Senate committee Tuesday. He said if Congress doesn't act fast, the Postal Service won't be able to keep paying its bills. Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Tamara Keith.
Congress returns to Washington, D.C., this week, and, among its chores, it must deal quickly with transportation legislation. Without at least an extension, both the gas tax and highway construction could come to a halt.
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