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  • Iran, Foreclosures, and Chimps

    A stunning reversal this week from the American intelligence community. Now they say Iran stopped pursuing nuclear weapons four years ago. Is this Good News, Bad News, or No News?

  • Facing the Primaries without the Daily Show

    Travis Daub

    The primaries are finally approaching, and TV is nowhere to be found. How might the writers' strike affect the election?

  • A Mormon Moment in Politics

    GOP Presidential Candidates Debate Economic Issues

    Clytee Gold is the only Mormon in a family of evangelicals. She tells Bill Radke what impact Mitt Romney's candidacy has had on her life.

  • From Afghanistan to Amarillo

    Mariya Sher Ali works behind the counter

    The Sher Ali family, a mother and nine children, was the first Afghan family to be resettled in Amarillo, Texas in 2000. They fled the Taliban in the middle of the night with only the clothes they had on.

  • Electing Religion in Ohio

    Northeast Ohio Values Voter director Diane Stover

    After playing a critical role in the 2004 presidential election, conservative and evangelical groups in Warren County, Ohio, are feeling a lot less powerful this time around.

  • Living Room Diplomacy

    Mid East Peace

    Miriam Zimmerman and Elias Botto are members of the Living Room Dialogue Group, an organization based in San Mateo, Calif. The group's goal is to bring Jews and Palestinians together to talk about Middle East politics and to foster understanding. Weekend America host Bill Radke talks with Miriam and Elias to get their reactions to this week's Middle East peace conference in Annapolis, Md.

  • On the Block with No Neighbors

    The US Conference of Mayors met in Detroit this week to talk about the mortgage crisis, which has affected one out of every 196 households nationally. "Detroit Free Press" recently published a list of foreclosed homes in Wayne County, Mich., which includes Detroit and other suburbs and inburbs. It was 122 pages long, in tiny stock-listing type. Weekend America host Desiree Cooper speaks with Lisa Tate of Highland Park, Mich. Tate has very few remaining neighbors. Their homes have all been foreclosed.

  • Good News, Bad News, No News

    Our panel of non-experts reviews the week's events in a parlor game to gauge what kind of a week America had. This week, we hear from "Simpsons" writer and producer Dana Gould; Gustavo Arellano, author of Orange County Weekly's "Ask a Mexican!" column; and Linda Chavez, the chairman of the Center for Equal Opportunity, based in Sterling, Va.

  • Good News, Bad News, No News

    Our panel of non-experts review the week's events in a parlor game to gauge what kind of a week America's had. This week, from Las Vegas, we hear from writer, producer John Ridley from the floor of the Wynn Hotel and Casino; Hollywood writer Dana Gould, who's getting ready for his performance in the Comedy Festival at Caesar's Palace; and Nevada Senator Maggie Carlton, who's also a waitress at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino.

  • The Odds of Becoming President

    In Las Vegas you can bet on almost anything--except who is going to win the next presidential election. It's illegal to bet on the presidential election anywhere in the United States, but that's not the case overseas. So, if you're wondering what the odds are that your favorite candidate will be in the White House in 2009, then Ben Eckstein is your man. He is the co-founder of the syndicated column "America's Line," which tracks the odds in politics, sports and entertainment. After watching Thursday's Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas, Eckstein shares his thoughts about the odds.

  • Good News, Bad News, No News

    Our panel of non-experts reviews the week's events in a parlor game to gauge what kind of a week America had. This week, we hear from author and actor David Rakoff; Yale literature professor Amy Hungerford; and Heather MacDonald, fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

  • From Somalia to Portland

    This year, the United States resettled nearly 7,000 refugees from Somalia, the most of any African nation. Like many minority Somali Bantu, Omar Abdirahaman and his family fled to Kenya after being targeted by militia groups in Somalia. Omar, his wife and children spent 15 years in the refugee camp, and finally made it abroad in 2004. Like most Somali Bantus in Portland, Ore., Omar works at a fish factory in town. But on weekends, especially in the morning, he sings and plays traditional guitar and drums. That's the one thing Omar brought with him, his music.

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