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Friday, December 16, 2011

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  • In Iowa And Beyond, Republicans In Final Push Before Contests Begin
    The Republican presidential contest remains unsettled less than three weeks before the Iowa caucuses. Nationwide, nearly one in five GOP voters is still undecided. And in Iowa, candidates are making a final push before the Jan. 3 caucuses.
  • Week In Politics: Economy, GOP Primary
    Lynn Neary speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne, of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks, of the New York Times. They discuss the economy and the GOP primary race.
  • McQueary Testifies At Sandusky Hearing
    Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary testified in the Jerry Sandusky child abuse case Friday. McQueary has said he witnessed Sandusky sexually molesting a boy in a Penn State shower. For more, Melissa Block talks to NPR's Jeff Brady.
  • With Alternative Giving, A Nudge Out Of Poverty For The Poor
    The idea that giving a family a few goats or chicks can change their lives by helping them earn a living is not new. But now there are more alternative giving groups that cater to American givers than ever.
  • Letters: Dakota Meyer, Auto Trends
    Melissa Block and Lynn Neary read emails from listeners.
  • Manning's Attorney Challenges Presiding Officer
    Pfc. Bradley Manning had his first legal proceeding Friday since being arrested in 2010 on charges of leaking classified information on the Internet. The hearing was held at Fort Meade in Maryland, where Manning's attorney immediately challenged the impartiality of the officer conducting the proceeding. Lynn Neary talks to NPR's Carrie Johnson.
  • As The Iraq War Ends, Reassessing The U.S. Surge
    When 30,000 additional U.S. troops entered Iraq in 2007, the tide of the war turned. The surge was widely credited — but was it the only cause, or even the main one? Some argue that Iraq's Sunnis had already decided to work with the U.S. rather than fight against it, and that this changed the course of the war.
  • Why Airlines Keep Going Bankrupt
    The industry underwent a massive change 30 years ago. Since then, airlines have lost some $60 billion. Some are still trying to adapt.
  • Marshmallows From Scratch: A Simple, Sticky How-To
    In Make the Bread, Buy the Butter, Jennifer Reese tries her recipes for foods that you might never think to make at home. She walks NPR's Melissa Block through make-your-own marshmallows. Turns out, it's not so hard.
  • SEC Charges Ex-Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac CEOs
    The mortgage giants had to be taken over by the government in 2008 and then propped up by taxpayers. In a lawsuit, the SEC accused the officials of misleading investors about the firms' exposure to subprime mortgages.

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