PoliGraph: Kline debt ad scores In his latest television ad, 2nd Congressional District Republican Rep. John Kline uses a familiar Minnesota landmark to emphasize how dire the nation's debt problems are. Kline's numbers are right, but his ad deserves some context.3:52 p.m.
The Cube Critics: 'Cloud Atlas' "The Cube Critics" focuses on a sprawling, epic movie based on an equally ambitious novel about how human actions and connections reverberate across generations.3:54 p.m.
PoliGraph: Kline debt ad scores In his latest television ad, 2nd Congressional District Republican Rep. John Kline uses a familiar Minnesota landmark to emphasize how dire the nation's debt problems are. Kline's numbers are right, but his ad deserves some context.5:56 p.m.
The Cube Critics: 'Cloud Atlas' "The Cube Critics" focuses on a sprawling, epic movie based on an equally ambitious novel about how human actions and connections reverberate across generations.6:24 p.m.
Week In Politics: Economy, Foreign Policy
Audie Cornish talks to regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Mitt Romney and President Obama's positions on the economy and foreign policy. They also cover racial divisions in the election.
Muslim And Buddhist Fighting In Myanmar Kills 67
At least 67 people are dead and hundreds of homes have been burned, in a new outbreak of inter-communal violence in Myanmar, the country also known as Burma. It's the second bout of violence between Buddhists and Muslims in northwest Myanmar, near the border with Bangladesh. More than 80 people died in June, and tens of thousands of Muslims have been living in squalid conditions in refugee camps since then.
In A Shift From 2008 Race, Obama's Hush On Climate
In sharp contrast to his 2008 campaign, President Obama hasn't mentioned climate change on the campaign trail this time around, instead choosing to focus on the economic side of clean energy rather than the climate change side.
Economists: Romney's 12 Million Jobs Target Realistic, Even If He Loses
Mitt Romney's pledge to add 12 million jobs to the economy over four years may sound like a very big number, especially coming out of a deep recession followed by three years of lackluster job growth. But some economists say it's realistic, and even if President Obama wins re-election.
Time Is Running Out To File Suits Over 2008 Crisis
The $1 billion lawsuit the Justice Department filed against Bank of America over mortgage fraud allegations may be the most accountability taxpayers ever see from the 2008 crisis. The statute of limitations is expiring, and no major Wall Street bank or banker has been charged with a crime.
History Inspired Travel Tales Of Donoghue's 'Astray'
Emma Donoghue's new book voyages from Ireland to Canada, then into the Yukon and away from a plantation. The best-selling author says Astray may just be 14 stories, but they were informed by about 40 real-life historical events.
Syria's Cease-Fire Barely Lasts A Few Hours
The guns have fallen silent in some areas of Aleppo, but there are still reports of scattered fighting in several parts of Syria. The military and Syrian rebels had agreed to a temporary cease-fire during the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice.