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Monday, November 1, 2010

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  • Midterm Predictions: House, Senate, Gubernatorial
    With just one day to go before the 2010 midterm elections, NPR's Michele Norris checks in one final time with Stuart Rothenberg, editor and publisher of the Rothenberg Political Report. Rothenberg offers his analysis of what to expect in House, Senate and gubernatorial races.
  • Oil Firms Bankroll Calif. Climate-Change Measure
    In California, voters will decide Tuesday whether to put the state's landmark climate-change law on hold until the jobless rate there goes down. Oil companies have contributed most of the money behind the campaign in support of the ballot measure known as Proposition 23.
  • Kennedy Aide Ted Sorensen Dies At 82
    Ted Sorensen, adviser and speechwriter to President John Kennedy, died over the weekend. He was 82.
  • The Past And Future Of Information Empires
    Columbia law professor Tim Wu writes that information technologies have all gone through a similar life cycle: "Information technologies give rise to industries, and industries to empires." Wu says this cycle ultimately destroys the innovative spirit that creates new information technologies and the openness that typifies them in their early years. In his new book, The Master Switch, Wu asks if the Internet is next. NPR's Robert Siegel asks Wu if the history of various information technologies -- the telephone, movies, radio, television -- can predict the future of the Internet.
  • Boehner, Obama Clash In War Of Words
    When Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said that his top priority was seeing that President Obama was a one-term president, Democrats pounced. So it's not surprising that when President Obama suggested Republicans were "our enemies," the GOP parried. House Minority Leader John Boehner -- who many believe will be the next Speaker of the House -- is pushing back hard, saying where the president sees enemies, he sees patriots.
  • A Look At The Upcoming Midterms
    NPR political correspondent Mara Liasson joins Robert Siegel to talk about Tuesday's elections.
  • Yemen Plot Puts Spotlight On Saudi Bomb-Maker
    Authorities believe that the bombs found in cargo packages sent from Yemen were made by the same man who designed the bomb intended to bring down a flight bound for Detroit last Christmas. The alleged bomb-maker is named Ibrahim al-Asiri, and he is said to be part of the group al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.
  • Cholera May Have Come To Haiti From South Asia
    An analysis of DNA from bacterial samples taken from cholera victims in Haiti finds the were identical. The results indicate a single strain is responsible and its source may have been South Asia.
  • How To Cook French, With Shortcuts
    In Around My French Table, cookbook author Dorie Greenspan revels in the idea that French home cooks take shortcuts just like Americans do -- they just don't talk about it as loudly. She demonstrates how people can make a French version of shepherd's pie -- with and without shortcuts.
  • Ex-Detainee Reportedly Helped Foil Bomb Plot
    A former detainee of the prison at Guantanamo Bay apparently tipped Saudi Arabian officials to the bomb plot foiled late last week. Jabir al-Fayfi had been held at Guantanamo for years; he had been released into the Saudis' re-education program a couple of years ago, but had subsequently gone to Yemen and joined al-Qaida's affiliate there. Now -- in the latest twist -- his information may have been the critical break that stopped the cargo bomb plot.

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