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Let Them Eat Kale: Vegetarians And The French Revolution

The French Revolution conjures up memories of Marie Antoinette and the guillotine and angry peasant uprisings, but middle-class vegetarians may have also played an important role in the politics of the day.

Obama On The Stump In Virginia

President Obama is campaigning in Virginia. He'll be in the suburbs of Richmond and Washington, D.C., Saturday. Friday, the president traveled to the tidewater region of southeastern Virginia, where he continued to make his pitch that he's the best champion for the middle class. NPR's Scott Horsley reports.

'Exhaustion' Can Signify A Lot More Than 'Tired'

Shortly after U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. dropped out of sight, his office said he was suffering from exhaustion. Then, his condition was described as a mood disorder. Those medically imprecise terms have a long and varied political history.

Romney Makes Media Rounds Defending Bain Record

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney took to the TV networks Friday to rebut news accounts that have questioned his departure date from Bain Capital. Brian Naylor talks to Melissa Block about the unusual round of one-on-one interviews.

Romney Defends Timing Of Bain Tenure; Time Will Tell If It Matters

Mitt Romney made a personal TV news blitz to insist the timing of his tenure at Bain Capital is a nonstory. Ultimately, what might determine its importance in the presidential race is whether it can be explained in the kind of 30-second TV ad that has come to dominate political messaging.

Immigration Spurs A Rare Split Among Ariz. Mormons

On one side are tough-talking Republican politicians, including Russell Pearce, the former state Senate president who sponsored Arizona's tough immigration law. On the other are the Mormons who helped vote him out of office.
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Pepco Raked Over Coals Even As Rate Hikes Considered

Pepco continues to face criticism for their response to storm damage in late June, and at least one local politician called the utility's request for a rate hike 'ridiculous.'


What's It Mean That Romney Was CEO, Anyway?

Documents suggest Mitt Romney was chief executive at Bain Capital for longer than he has said. That's significant — but only to a point.