There was a bit of a dust-up at last week's Republican candidate debate. It had to do with Texas governor Rick Perry's 2007 mandate that middle school girls in his state receive the HPV vaccine. Host Audie Cornish gets the facts on that vaccine from Dr. Jessica Kahn of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
Israel and the United States strongly object to the Palestinian effort to seek UN membership. Host Audie Cornish talks about the possible repercussions of the Palestinians' statehood bid with Michael Oren, the Israeli ambassador to the United States.
Greece's Prime Minister George Papandreou cut short his planned visit to the U.S. as concerns by European Union finance ministers deepened over his country's economic stability. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports.
On today's Weekend Edition Sunday, I'll be talking to Audie Cornish, who recently started her new gig as permanent host, about the Emmy Awards. (I trust her implicitly, because one of her models is Jimmy Fallon.) Tonight, frequent Monkey See contributor Marc Hirsh and I will be liveblogging the ceremony beginning at 7:45 p.m. Eastern, so make sure you come back for that, too.)
The presidential campaign has been a roller coaster for Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann.
From a back-of-the-pack start, the Tea Party favorite won an upset victory in the Iowa straw poll. Then, Texas Gov. Rick Perry got in the race and eclipsed her as a media headliner, and Bachmann's star fell. After a feisty debate appearance last week that put her back on an upswing, Bachmann headed to southern California to try and get her groove back.