12:55pm

Mon June 18, 2012
It's All Politics

Romney's Bus Tour Drives VP Speculation

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigns with Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio (left) and House Speaker John Boehner on Sunday in Troy, Ohio.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is riding through small towns in six states on his "Every Town Counts" bus tour. As NPR's Mara Liasson reported for Morning Edition, he's focusing on areas of GOP support in the battlegrounds of New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Ohio, Wisconsin and Michigan — all states President Obama won in 2008.

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12:43pm

Mon June 18, 2012
The Two-Way

Microsoft Promises A 'Major' Announcement; What Will It Be?

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 9:01 pm

Microsoft's Surface.
Microsoft

Update at 7:23 p.m. ET. The Surface:

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12:41pm

Mon June 18, 2012
Author Interviews

It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's A New Superman Bio!

Originally published on Thu June 21, 2012 10:15 am

Christopher Reeve played Superman in Richard Donner's 1978 film. Larry Tye has written a new biography of the Man of Steel.
Anonymous AP

Eighty years ago, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster created the iconic comic book character Superman, but it took several years of rejections before they finally sold him to Detective Comics Inc. in 1938. The distinctive superhero made his first appearance in the comics in June 1938 — and since then has appeared in radio dramas, TV shows, video games, newspaper comics and countless films.

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12:41pm

Mon June 18, 2012
Book Reviews

'Beautiful Ruins,' Both Human And Architectural

In Jess Walter's new novel, Beautiful Ruins, there's a beaten-down character named Claire who works in Hollywood reading scripts for a living. Claire is inundated with reality TV show pitches, many of them featuring drunk models or drunk sex addicts — in short, scripts so offensive that, Claire thinks, to give them the green light for production would be akin to "singlehandedly hastening the apocalypse."

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11:53am

Mon June 18, 2012
Governing

Undocumented Immigrants React To Obama Decision

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 12:58 pm

President Obama announced Friday to let certain illegal immigrants stay in the U.S. Host Michel Martin continues to discuss the latest changes to immigration policy with lawyer Sarah Moshe and undocumented immigrants Gaby Pacheco and Jose Antonio Vargas. He wrote the latest Time magazine cover story about his life as an illegal immigrant.

11:53am

Mon June 18, 2012
Governing

Will New Policy Reopen Immigration Debate?

Immigration lawyers are moving quickly in response to President Obama's decision to let certain illegal immigrants stay in the country. Host Michel Martin discusses the latest changes with immigration attorney Sarah Moshe and two undocumented immigrants: journalist Jose Antonio Vargas and immigration rights advocate Gaby Pacheco.

11:27am

Mon June 18, 2012
Riverbend 2012

I Can't Believe It's Not Zeppelin

Get The Led Out at Riverbend 2012

Get The Led Out, a Led Zeppelin tribute band, played a nearly 3-hour set at Riverbend Saturday night.  How closely did their rendition of "Dazed and Confused" sound like the original?  Click here to listen.

11:23am

Mon June 18, 2012
The Salt

Desert Plant's Potent Chemical Cocktail Makes Mice Go 'Ptooey'

Spiny mice eat the fruit of the mignonette bush but spit out the seeds
Michal Samuni-Blank Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

11:22am

Mon June 18, 2012
Riverbend 2012

Back With The Moose at Riverbend 2012

Musical Moose performs at Riverbend 2012

On the Riverbend Festival's final night, longtime Chattanooga funksters Musical Moose returned to the stage after a long absence and performed songs from their album "Gone With The Moose."  Click here to listen to the Moose playing "Shake and Bake," one of their best-known songs.

11:20am

Mon June 18, 2012
The Two-Way

Obama's Played 100 Rounds Of Golf; Which Presidents Beat That?

Originally published on Mon June 18, 2012 1:04 pm

Presidents Clinton and Obama during a round of golf last September.
Chris Kleponis-Pool Getty Images

On Sunday, President Obama played his 100th round of golf since taking office, according to CBS News' Mark Knoller — the White House press corps' keeper of all sorts of presidential factoids.

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