Slate on Day to Day for the week of Aug. 9.

Slate on Day to Day for the week of Aug. 9.

Slate on Day to Day for the week of Aug. 9.

Slate stories on NPR's Day to Day.
Aug. 13 2004 6:41 PM

The Buzz on the Hill

Friday, Aug. 13, 2004

Summary Judgment: Princess Diaries 2, We Don't Live Here Anymore, Alien vs. Predator
Ben Williams presents a roundup of what movie critics are saying about this weekend's major new film premieres, including The Princess Diaries 2, We Don't Live Here Anymore, and Alien vs. Predator. Listen to the segment.

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Kausfiles: Is the Race Kerry's to Lose?
Mickey Kaus says Capitol Hill insiders are now buzzing that the presidential race is Sen. John Kerry's to lose. Kaus is not sure about that, but he has a couple of suggestions for the Kerry campaign. Listen to the segment.

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Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004

Bushisms: The President's Verbal Blunders
Every president, it seems, trips up occasionally when in front of a microphone. But President Bush's many gaffes have helped to coin a new phrase: "Bushisms." Jacob Weisberg and NPR's Eric Weiner explore the president's latest vow to "harm our country or our people" and other gems from the archives—and examine whether those misstatements might influence voters in the upcoming election. Listen to the segment.

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Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004

Moneybox: Wal-Mart, Costco, and the White House
Daniel Gross has a new take on the typical "red-state, blue-state" analysis of the U.S. presidential election. He says the differences between Wal-Mart and Costco, America's two major discount retailers, offer insight about America's political geography. Listen to the segment.

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Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004

Explainer: Carpetbagging and Running for Office
Conservative commentator and failed presidential candidate Alan Keyes has accepted the Illinois Republican Party's nomination to run for the U.S. Senate against popular Democrat Barack Obama, even though Keyes lives in Maryland. Andy Bowers explains how any politically motivated citizen can run for the U.S. Senate in any state. Listen to the segment.

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Monday, Aug. 9, 2004

Ballot Box: Presidential Campaign Update
NPR's Alex Chadwick talks to William Saletan about what's new in the presidential campaign with regard to Iran, the economy, and Democratic candidate Sen. John Kerry's military service. Listen to the segment.