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Last updated: Wednesday, May 27 2015 06:40 PM

Patriot Act, Biker Shootout and Minimum Wage

Friday, May 22 2015 09:00 PM

Deadly Shootout in Waco, drafting a New Patriot Act, and minimum wage at $15.

Jeb, Trade & Hillary

Friday, May 15 2015 11:00 PM

Jeb struggles with his Iraq position, Obama/Dems clash over trade and Hillary stays away from the media.

NSA, Immigration and Nice Nails

Friday, May 08 2015 09:00 PM

Reforming the Patriot Act, Hillary on Immigration and exploiting nail workers.

Baltimore, Same-Sex Marriage & Bernie Sanders

Friday, May 01 2015 11:00 PM

Police charged in death, SCOTUS talks marriage, a new Democratic candidate

Drone Strikes, David Petraeus, Clinton Money Troubles

Friday, April 24 2015 10:00 PM

American drones kill hostages, Governor David Petraeus gets off easy, the Clintons under fire.

A Scooby Van, A Trade Deal and a Gyrocopter

Friday, April 17 2015 11:00 PM

Hillary road trips to Iowa, Senators talk trade and campaign finance lands at the Capitol.

It's Official for 2016, Obama & Castro Talk, Murder in South Carolina

Friday, April 10 2015 09:00 PM

Presidential candidates roll in, US-Cuba policy, and another police shooting

An Iran Deal and Indiana's Religious Freedom Law

Friday, April 03 2015 10:00 PM

We have framework for an Iran deal.

War in Yemen, Ted Cruz for President, Harry Reid Retires

Friday, March 27 2015 11:00 PM

We're now involved in three major conflicts in the Middle East. 

Budgets, Loretta Lynch and Benjamin Netanyahu

Friday, March 20 2015 10:00 PM

The GOP budget, Loretta Lynch's nomination and Israel's election.

Letter to Iran, Hillary's Emails, Blurred Lines, SAE

Friday, March 13 2015 10:00 PM

Should Republicans have written to Tehran? The Clintons' private email server. Marvin Gaye's copyright. Racism at the University of Oklahoma.

Iran Nuclear Negotiations, Hillary's Emails, Ferguson Findings

Friday, March 06 2015 10:00 PM

Can Iran be trusted? Clinton emails and funding. Systematic racial abuse in Ferguson.

CPAC, Bibi, Pot in DC

Friday, February 27 2015 10:00 PM

Conservatives get fiery, Turmoil over Netanyahu's Visit, Funding Homeland Security, Legalizing Marijuana in DC.

Walmart Wages, Does Obama Love America? Violent Extremism

Friday, February 20 2015 09:00 PM

Walmart workers get a raise, Guiliani says the president doesn't love America, Obama talks violent extremism.

Authorizing War Against ISIS, Muslims Murdered, Gay Marriage

Friday, February 13 2015 10:00 PM

Congress Debates Bombing ISIS, Muslim Murders in NC, Alabama Gay Marriage.

The Politics of Vaccines, You're Hired, Unrest in the Ukraine

Friday, February 06 2015 10:00 PM

Should people have to vaccinate their children? Also, a blockbuster jobs report and a last ditch effort for peace in the Ukraine

Matt Miller & Mitt Romney Say Goodbye, Keystone Pipeline, Greece and the Ukraine

Friday, January 30 2015 09:00 PM

Matt Miller's last LRC, Mitt Romney bows out, Senate approves Keystone pipeline, Gr-exit for real? Ukraine Trouble.

Tumult in the Arabian Peninsula, SOTU, NY Corruption

Friday, January 23 2015 10:00 PM

Chaos in Yemen, Change in Saudi Arabia,State of the Union, Europe's Monetary Explosion

Paris Reacts, Gay Marriage, Swiss Currency, Romney Again?

Friday, January 16 2015 10:00 PM

Paris one week later, the Swiss surprise, Mitt Romney redux, Supreme Court will decide gay marriage by Summer.

Tragedy in Paris

Friday, January 09 2015 09:00 PM

Charlie Hebdo and the stakes for Free Speech, oil prices plunge and the revolt at Harvard.

Mario Cuomo, Bush-Clinton? Afghanistan Legacy

Friday, January 02 2015 08:00 PM

Remembering Mario Cuomo, the emerging prospects of Jeb Bush, are we out of Afghanistan and De Blasio versus the cops. 

2014: The Year That Was

Friday, December 26 2014 07:00 PM

A year-end meditation on all things policy and political.

The Sony Hack and Cuba

Friday, December 19 2014 09:00 PM

Should Sony release the movie amid North Korea's threats? Cuba's New Outlook.

The CIA Torture Report, the Congressional Spending Bill

Friday, December 12 2014 11:00 PM

The CIA Torture Report -- a national shame or partisan revisionism? Also, revolt against the big spending bill.

Police Troubles & Rolling Stone's Apology

Saturday, December 06 2014 04:00 PM

Police abuse, Rolling Stone on a UVA sexual assault report and legislating immigration.