Emily Kaiser Feature Archive

Since President Obama first gave the "you didn't build that" speech in July, the phrase has been ubiquitous on the campaign trail. Why has it gained so much traction? (The Daily Circuit, 09/16/2012)
We are less than two months from the presidential election and an August Gallup poll shows that voter engagement is down from 2008 and 2004. Now that the political parties' conventions are over, what will it take to get voters engaged in this election? (The Daily Circuit, 09/13/2012)
A new Mayo Clinic study shows that doctors have a much higher burnout rate than any other profession. What does the research mean for patient care, and how will the problem be addressed as the population ages and more and more people require medical care? (The Daily Circuit, 09/12/2012)
Should straight couples who support same-sex marriage delay their own marriage to support same-sex couples who can't legally marry? Randy Cohen, the original "Ethicist" for The New York Times Magazine, tackled the ethics behind the action. (The Daily Circuit, 09/11/2012)
As voters take a stand on marriage amendments, the economy and women's rights, religion continues to have an influence. How are different religions coming together on issues? Will religion drive turnout or be a deal-breaker for voters? (The Daily Circuit, 09/10/2012)
Exaggerations, falsehoods, lies - call them what you will, fact checkers are working overtime this campaign season digging through political ads and speeches. We'll talk about fact and fiction on the campaign trail. (The Daily Circuit, 09/09/2012)
President Barack Obama gave his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night in Charlotte, N.C. As we recap his speech, we also look at the latest jobs report which was released Friday morning. What does the report mean for Obama's post-convention momentum? (The Daily Circuit, 09/06/2012)
As President Obama prepares for his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention, we'll look at what might be on the minds of many American voters, no matter political persuasions. (The Daily Circuit, 09/05/2012)
Even though Democrats didn't permit lobbyists and companies from giving directly to their party convention's host committee, there is plenty of money-driven wining and dining going on in Charlotte. Why is it worth it for lobbyists? (The Daily Circuit, 09/04/2012)
GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney officially accepted his party's nomination Thursday night in Tampa, Fla. with a speech on the convention floor. We'll recap the speech, examine its effectiveness and wrap up our coverage from the Republican National Convention. (The Daily Circuit, 08/30/2012)
We'll discuss Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan's speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa as well as how the candidates are talking about the economy. (The Daily Circuit, 08/29/2012)
The Republican National Convention in Tampa is a chance for the party to highlight its own rising Latino political stars and pitch Latino voters. What pitches are they making and which political figures should we be watching? (The Daily Circuit, 08/28/2012)
In order to compete with President Obama's turnout in 2008, the Republicans need to woo younger voters - many of whom don't fit the traditional idea of the party's values. Many young Republicans are leaning more moderate on social issues while voicing conservative economic views. (The Daily Circuit, 08/27/2012)
The middle school years are tough: It can be difficult socially and it's the crucial time to identify potential high school dropouts to try to reverse their course. What can be done to make sure the middle-school years are the best they can be? (The Daily Circuit, 08/26/2012)
Macalester geology professor Kristi Curry Rogers has been researching dinosaurs for more than a decade. She'll join us to talk about her latest research. (The Daily Circuit, 08/23/2012)