While policy makers in Washington and financial centers like New York and London and plain old policy wonks worry about when and even if the $14.3 trillion U.S. debt ceiling will be raised, a lot of U.S. voters apparently couldn't care less or are hostile to the idea.
Politico.com examines how House Republicans aren't hearing much in the way of concern from voters in their districts about the debt limit.
Songs with the longest possible shelf life are built around catchy melodies and universal themes; often, they're malleable enough to resonate in many genres. Alan Hampton furnishes one such song with the bittersweet "Change Your Mind."
The FBI has requested a DNA sample from Unabomber Ted Kaczynski in connection with the infamous 1982 Tylenol poisonings. Kaczynski wrote in court papers that federal investigators want his DNA to find out whether he was involved in putting cyanide in Tylenol pills decades ago.
Cynthia Yates, an FBI spokeswoman in Chicago, said in an interview that Kaczynski hasn't provided investigators with a sample. Yates added the bureau has "attempted to get DNA samples from numerous individuals" as part of a broad reexamination of evidence in the still unsolved 1982 poisonings.
Before Bootsy Collins helped usher in the era of funk, he played bass for James Brown and George Clinton's Parliament Funkadelic. Now he's back with a new album called "Tha Funk Capital of The World." Collins blends hip-hop, spoken word and Latin flavor with the classic soul and funk for which he is known.
Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid. Former Calif. governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has admitted fathering a child with a former staffer. Host Michel Martin gets the dish on these stories with the Beauty Shop ladies: U.S News and World Report columnist Mary Kate Cary, author Pamela Druckerman, CNBC's "Power Lunch" co-host Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and Racialicious.com editor Latoya Peterson.
This week, a federal appeals court upheld the NFL lockout imposed on football players. Host Michel Martin speaks with University of Pennsylvania law professor Kenneth Shropshire and rookie player Rashad Carmichael about the ongoing labor negotiations.
Following President Barack Obama's speech on the Middle East, NPR's Andy Carvin (@acarvin) and Foreign Policy's Marc Lynch (@abuaardvark) will be at the U.S. State Department for an interview with Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes.
President Obama is today giving his first major address aimed at the Muslim world and the Middle East since the Arab Spring movement swept aside regimes in Egypt and Tunisia, and rocked governments in Libya, Yemen and elsewhere in the region.
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