All Things Considered for November 23, 2011
Nov 23, 2011 — On Wednesday, Mitt Romney campaigned in Iowa for the fifth time this year, raising his flag a bit higher in the state that begins the presidential nominating process with its caucuses on Jan. 3. He also defended a controversial campaign ad running in another early-voting state, New Hampshire.
Nov 23, 2011 — Rising gold prices mean Elko, Nev., is doing great. But people there know the good times won't last forever.
Nov 23, 2011 — Two hugely important recordings, made by pivotal musicians an ocean apart, were made on the same day in 1936.
Nov 23, 2011 — At a farm in upstate New York, the only worry turkeys have around Thanksgiving time is which dishes they want to dig their beaks into. They're the guests of honor at a feast honoring the birds. Sponsors pay $30 to keep the turkeys happily fed and far from the slaughterhouse.
Nov 23, 2011 — A special commission in Bahrain has found security forces used acts amounting to torture against protesters during an anti-government uprising earlier this year. But questions remain over what the government — which requested the report — will do with the findings.
Nov 23, 2011 — The presidential candidate is getting lots of attention for his remarks about immigration in the latest GOP debate. But his statements are actually in line with the positions of Republicans from years past — Ronald Reagan included — and may help attract Latino votes.
Nov 23, 2011 — Even as Congress' deficit-reduction supercommittee ran into a dead end this week, the resulting mandatory spending cuts were immediately targeted by interest groups and sympathetic lawmakers. No interest group stands to lose more than the defense industry.
Nov 23, 2011 — The tabloids — with names such as Cellmates, Jailbirds, Just Busted — show mug shots of those arrested every week in different cities around the country. In Little Rock, Ark., The Slammer sells some 7,000 copies a week. But law enforcement says it doesn't help solve crimes — and others call it voyeuristic and exploitative.