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  • The Invisible Primary, 5/21

    Tracking the GOP race to 2012Today, a Public Policy Polling survey finds that President Obama, in potential 2012 matchups, leads Newt Gingrich 53-36,…

  • The Day In Politics, 5/20

    Today we learned that, according to a federal judge, the government can't use "substantial support" to justify detention; President Obama broadcasted…

  • The Invisible Primary, 5/20

    The day in 2012 news: "GOP Kingmaker" / top finance guy Fred Malek insists he's not leaning towards an endorsement of anyone right now, and that…

  • The Day In Politics, 5/19

    Today we learned the details of the administration's CAFE announcement; two University of Chicago law profs think President Obama's SCOTUS pick will…

  • The Day In Politics, 5/18

    Today we learned that President Obama will announce his SCOTUS nominee next week, according to administration officials; the House GOP continues its…

  • The Day In Politics, 5/15

    Today we learned that President Obama wants to keep military commissions for detainees but expand detainee rights, saying commissions are…

  • The Day In Politics, 5/14

    Today we learned that the RNC is mocking Obama's efforts at credit card reform; Nancy Pelosi hit back at the CIA and her critics; Rahm Emanuel's…

  • The Day In Politics, 5/13

    Today we learned that the Department of Transportation will cancel a Bush-administration plan to auction off runway time at New York City airports;…

  • The Day In Politics, 5/12

    Today in politics, we learned that Charlie Crist has the backing of his party's campaign arm, and that he's popular among GOP voters in his state;…

  • The Day In Politics, 5/11

    Today we learned that health care industry leaders are pledging to work toward President Obama's goals; Iran has freed journalist Roxana Saberi;…

  • The Day In Politics, 5/7

    Today we learned that Americans support Bush-era harsh interrogations; the Treasury may want troubled banks to fire people; Rep. Patrick McHenry says…

  • The Day In Politics, 5/6

    Today we learned that Maine had legalized gay marriage (though the federal government won't recognize them); Bristol Palin campaigned for abstinence;…

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Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.

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What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.

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Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.

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Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

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Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

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