How much 'change' can we expect from the candidates? This year, every presidential candidate wants to be an agent of "change," but whoever wins could have a hard time fulfilling that promise. Cecily Sommers studies how societies change and says government rarely leads the way.4:50 p.m.
House proposes farm bill changes The debate over the next farm bill ramped up today when Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson proposed cutting $8 billion from the legislation passed by the House.5:50 p.m.
Clemens Drug-Use Hearing Yields Conflicting Stories
Former Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens and his former trainer, Brian McNamee, face off on Capitol Hill. Clemens has disputed claims in the Mitchell Report on drug use in baseball that he used illegal performance-enhancing drugs, while McNamee says he injected the pitcher with those drugs.
It's Clemens' Word Against Trainer, Teammate
Baseball superstar Roger Clemens fought for his reputation Wednesday in dramatic testimony on Capitol Hill. Under oath, he denied ever using performance-enhancing drugs. But his former trainer, Brian McNamee, continued to insist that he injected Clemens with steroids and human growth hormone.
Hezbollah Militant Accused of Plotting Attacks Killed
Imad Mughniyeh, believed to have masterminded some of the deadliest attacks on Americans in Lebanon in the 1980s, died Tuesday night in a car bombing in Damascus, Syria. No single figure is believed to be responsible for more American deaths in attacks overseas.
McCain Adviser: Strategy Was Simply Stay In Game
Sen. John McCain swept the so-called Potomac Primary Tuesday night, winning Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. It's a striking contrast to last summer, when McCain's presidential campaign was on life support. Among the few advisers who stayed — and helped orchestrate the senator's resurgence — is senior adviser Mark McKinnon.
Imagining a Letter from McCain to Bush
NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr imagines a letter from presidential candidate Republican Sen. John McCain to President Bush, in response to the president's backing of McCain's conservative credentials.
Mukasey Aims to Leave Justice 'Unscathed'
Attorney General Michael Mukasey is in Baghdad, visiting employees of the Justice Department and observing their work on helping the Iraqis keep their justice system operating. On the flight to Baghdad, Mukasey talks about his first three months in office.
Gates Misses Pentagon Testimony with Broken Bone
Defense Secretary Robert Gates canceled his planned testimony on Capitol Hill on Wednesday morning after slipping on the ice overnight and fracturing his shoulder. He returned to work later in the day with his arm in a sling.
Iraqi Parliament OKs Part of Benchmark Legislation
After much debate and threats of parliamentary dissolution, the Iraqi parliament has finally passed several laws that were part of the benchmark legislation demanded by the U.S. a year ago, when the military "surge" was ordered to give Iraqi politicians time and space to act.
Tension Mounts in Vital, Violent Karachi
Karachi is Pakistan's largest and richest city — and it has an appalling reputation. Karachi is witness to frequent sectarian attacks, gun battles and suicide attacks — a touch of Baghdad. Politically, Karachi is one of the few remaining bastions of support for Pakistan's increasingly unpopular president.
Joan Rivers: Outrageous and Outspoken as Ever
For comedienne Joan Rivers, almost everything is fair game: race, sex, death and, of course, her life. That's the subject on her new autobiographical play, Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress by a Life in Progress.