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Ralph Nader Seeks A United Front Against Corporate America

Can political opposites attract? Ralph Nader's new book makes a case for the far left and right to come together. He tells NPR's Scott Simon there's common ground in opposing corporate America.

John Boehner Faces A Primary Challenge, But Only Barely

The House speaker is the overwhelming favorite to win his Republican primary election Tuesday. But one of his foes produced a campaign ad that won't soon be forgotten.

Week In Politics: Ukraine And Donald Sterling

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the Ukraine crisis and Donald Sterling's comments on race.

Obama Administration Lost Overseas?

The jobs report meant good news for the White House, but Secretary of State John Kerry is tending to a crisis in South Sudan. The Political Chat focuses on foreign and domestic challenges.

Death Penalty Fades As Hot-Button Issue

With murders down dramatically, death penalty support has fallen far from its peak 20 years ago. Problems with executions, meanwhile, have made many Democrats, at least, skeptical about the practice.

Feds List Schools Under Investigation For Abuse Claims

The White House told colleges and universities to take tougher actions to stop sexual assault. The Education Department released a list of schools under investigation for their handling of assaults.

When College Sexual Assault Panels Fall Short, And When They Help

The White House is cracking down on colleges to improve how they handle sexual assault complaints. But critics say schools are in over their heads, and that these cases are meant for the courts.
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Rep. Elijah Cummings Calls For Hearings On Suspicious Foreclosures

The Maryland Democrat says some federal regulators charged with protecting homeowners engaged in abusive practices that disproportionately impacted low-income minorities.

Effort To Force Treatment On Severely Mentally Ill Meets Resistance

An uneasy fact emerges from the two dozen mass shootings in this country over the past decade: The majority of those pulling the trigger have been severely mentally ill and not receiving treatment.

Troubling Oklahoma Execution Sparks Death Penalty Debate

A botched execution in Oklahoma is raising new questions about the death penalty around the country. Karen Kasler of Ohio's Statehouse News Bureau and The Dallas Morning News' Wayne Slater explain.