Emanuel To Step Down As White House Chief Of Staff
Chicago sources confirm that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel will step down Friday to explore a bid for the Chicago mayor's office. Melissa Block talks to NPR's Mara Liasson and David Schaper for the latest.
Pakistan Cuts NATO Supply Line After Chopper Strike
Pakistan blocked a key supply route for NATO forces in Afghanistan on Thursday, stranding dozens of fuel tankers and other trucks in the Khyber Pass. The Pakistani move came after NATO attack helicopters fired on targets inside Pakistan. Pakistan said the attack left three of its frontier guards dead.
A Look At Fraying Relations Between U.S., Pakistan
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Marvin Weinbaum, a scholar-in-residence at the Middle East Institute in Washington and former Pakistan analyst at the State Department, about the fraying relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan.
JPMorgan Suspends Some Foreclosures
JPMorgan has announced that it, too, is suspending all foreclosure activity in 23 states as it seeks to fix problems in its court documents. Last week, Ally Financial announced it had similar problems, but said it did not think any borrowers had been mistakenly placed in foreclosure.
Rx Art For Hospitals: Just What The Curator Ordered
For most people, hospitals can be pretty scary -- even if you're going there to get well. But the nonprofit Rx Art is trying to change that by bringing serious art into a hospital's most difficult spaces.
The Tea Party's Tension: Religion's Role In Politics
The Tea Party's strategy is to stay focused on fiscal issues rather than take a stance on social or religious issues. But that strategy could alienate many of its supporters who identify themselves as Christian conservatives.
A Look At Senate, Gubernatorial Races In Illinois All Things Considered continues checking in on political races around the country. Today, NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Jim Webb, a political editor with the Chicago Tribune, about both the Senate race and the governor's race in Illinois.
Congress Leaves Long List Of Things Left Undone
Congress has left town with a long list of non-accomplishments. Among the proposals getting short shrift from one or both chambers: the Bush-era tax cuts; all 12 annual spending bills; the arms control treaty with Russia; the defense bill; "don't ask, don't tell"; child nutrition; food safety; renewable electricity; Chinese currency manipulation; net neutrality; and cybersecurity. Lawmakers will be back in Washington for a lame-duck session after the midterm elections, where they will face immediate consequences unless they do something about the tax cuts, the spending bills and expiring unemployment benefits.
Remembering Hollywood Legend Tony Curtis
Tony Curtis has died at age 85. The actor played comedy well, but had many serious roles in films such as Spartacus and The Defiant Ones. He might be best remembered for the cross-dressing role he had in Some Like It Hot. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to writer Barry Parris, who helped Curtis write his autobiography.
'Social Network': Fact Or Fiction, A Tangled Web The Social Network may or may not reveal the inner life of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, but it tells a great story. Director David Fincher creates a thriller out of a tale about business ethics among back-stabbing computer geeks, and the result may end up being the best picture of the year. (Recommended)