Greg Allen, NPR http://kut.org en GOP Platform Anti-Abortion Language Includes No Exceptions For Rape, Incest http://kut.org/post/gop-platform-anti-abortion-language-includes-no-exceptions-rape-incest In Tampa, Fla., a week ahead of their national convention, Republicans are drawing up their party platform. There are muted disagreements over a few issues, such as immigration and same-sex marriage. But at least within the platform committee, one of the least controversial issues discussed this week is abortion.<p>With little discussion, the committee on Tuesday adopted the same anti-abortion language it included in GOP platforms in 2004 and 2008. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 22:37:44 +0000 Greg Allen, NPR 4926 at http://kut.org GOP Platform Anti-Abortion Language Includes No Exceptions For Rape, Incest Media Outlets Adapt to Growing Hispanic Audience http://kut.org/post/media-outlets-adapt-growing-hispanic-audience Rapid growth in the U.S. Hispanic community has created another boom — in Hispanic media. In recent months, several major media players have announced plans to join the competition for the Hispanic television audience. There's a new Hispanic broadcast TV network coming, plus a host of new cable channels aimed at Latinos.<p>The numbers tell the story: According to the census, the U.S. Hispanic population jumped by more than 40 percent in the past decade. The nation's 50 million-plus Hispanics now make up 16 percent of the TV-viewing public.<p>And those numbers are expected to grow. Tue, 03 Apr 2012 13:04:40 +0000 Greg Allen, NPR 3956 at http://kut.org Media Outlets Adapt to Growing Hispanic Audience Across Iowa, Gingrich Highlights His Experience As Poll Numbers Slip http://kut.org/post/across-iowa-gingrich-highlights-his-experience-poll-numbers-slip Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich started Thursday's Iowa campaigning with a stop in Sioux City at The Coffee Works. Only about a dozen customers were there, but he was questioned critically by one about his comments on reforming the federal judiciary.<p>Linda Santi told Gingrich she didn't appreciate him "politicizing" the Iowa Supreme Court's 2009 decision that found unconstitutional a state law banning gay marriage. Santi said the decision was in accordance with the state constitution. Thu, 29 Dec 2011 15:59:24 +0000 Greg Allen, NPR 3325 at http://kut.org Across Iowa, Gingrich Highlights His Experience As Poll Numbers Slip Social Security: The 'Third Rail' No More? http://kut.org/post/social-security-third-rail-no-more It's often been called the "third rail" of American politics. If so, many of those running for office this political season are living dangerously.<p>Social Security — what's wrong with it and how to fix it — has become part of the political debate in the presidential primary season. Most candidates say they have plans to reform it, but Texas Gov. Wed, 28 Sep 2011 18:48:20 +0000 Greg Allen, NPR 2612 at http://kut.org Social Security: The 'Third Rail' No More? Romney Looks To Outshine Perry And Other Rivals In Flordia http://kut.org/post/romney-looks-outshine-perry-and-other-rivals-flordia Everyone likes to be loved, and when campaign season comes around, Florida gets more than its share of adoration.<p>"This is just a state that's like the whole country," said Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. "I love Florida, love being here, love the people of this state, in part because you understand what makes America America."<p>So far, Florida is returning his affection. He leads Texas Gov. Fri, 02 Sep 2011 21:53:12 +0000 Greg Allen, NPR 2392 at http://kut.org