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Last updated: Friday, April 25 2014 06:55 AM

Cooling Off in Ukraine, Warming Up for the GOP

Friday, April 18 2014 09:20 PM

Tensions in Ukraine cool off, GOP poll numbers heat up, and just what is the purpose of college sports.

The US, Russia and Ukraine; Sebelius Leaving

Friday, April 11 2014 09:37 PM

Should the Ukrainian city of Donetsk join Russia? HHS Secretary Sebelius steps down.

Obamacare Signs Up 7 Million, SCOTUS Changes Campaign Finances

Friday, April 04 2014 08:46 PM

Seven million sign up for healthcare; the Supreme Court lifts campaign finance restrictions.

Crimea Naivete, Hobby Lobby, Trusting the NSA

Friday, March 28 2014 09:10 PM

Who was naive about Crimea, SCOTUS considers religious freedom and can we trust the NSA?

Russian Sanctions, NSA MYSTIC and the Hobby Lobby Case

Friday, March 21 2014 08:59 PM

Sanctions and reverse sanctions, more from Edward Snowden, SCOTUS considers the right to contraception.

Senate v. CIA and Climate Change

Friday, March 14 2014 09:32 PM

The Senate and the CIA face off, Democrats stay up all night, and a special election.

Russians in Ukraine, Republican Future, the Inevitability of Hillary

Friday, March 07 2014 08:26 PM

The Russians control most of Crimea, the CPAC Conference, and Hillary in 2016?

The Ukraine, Shrinking the Military, and Gay Marriage

Friday, February 28 2014 08:02 PM

This week, Ukrainian unrest, military cuts, and gay rights in Arizona.

The Ukraine, Facebook and WhatsApp, and Climate Change

Friday, February 21 2014 09:30 PM

Political protests in the Ukraine, what's up with WhatsApp and climate change as a political issue.

Clean Debt Limit, Obamacare's Numbers, Gay Marriage, Cable Wars

Friday, February 14 2014 09:30 PM

A clean debt limit with housebroken Republicans, Obamacare's new numbers, gay marriage in Virginia

Does Obamacare Kill Jobs? Will Immigration Pass?

Friday, February 07 2014 07:10 AM

Does Obamacare kill jobs or end job lock? Can immigration pass. Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman. The Spring Olympics.

The Imperial President or Small Ball?

Friday, January 31 2014 08:48 PM

After the State of the Union, is it the imperial president or small ball? A GOP breakthrough on immigration.The Democratic war on trade and the agony of the 1%.

Can Syria Be Solved? The Politics of Personality and Inequality

Friday, January 24 2014 09:43 PM

The Syrian peace talks, Wendy Davis, Bob McDonnell, inequality and a State of the Union preview.

Obama's New NSA Plans

Friday, January 17 2014 09:40 PM

President Obama's lays out new NSA plans. Is anyone happy? Can anyone stop Hillary?

A Dismal Jobs Report and the Christie Bridge-gate

Friday, January 10 2014 09:12 PM

A disappointing jobs report, Chris Christie's Bridge-gate, Bob Gate's bombshell betrayal, Independents become the majority, and the War on Poverty Turns 50.

Saving Mr. Snowden

Friday, January 03 2014 09:20 PM

Clemency for Snowden, the return of the Left, and Colorado pot.

A Year of Inequality: Scourge or Spur?

Thursday, December 26 2013 05:31 PM

The meaning of inequality here and abroad, what should we be doing about it? Then, some holiday gifts.

Obama Takes Stock at Year End

Friday, December 20 2013 09:01 PM

Obama holds a surprise news conference. We talk NSA, Obamacare, the Fed and "Duck Dynasty."

TII: Our Final Invention?

Wednesday, December 18 2013 12:31 AM

My conversation with James Barrat, author of ?Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence And The End Of The Human Era?.

A Bipartisan Budget Deal and the Tea Party Bolts

Friday, December 13 2013 09:56 PM

A budget deal, NSA reforms and the Volcker Rule...

The Meaning of Mandela and Income Inequality

Friday, December 06 2013 08:12 PM

Nelson Mandela's giant legacy, Obama speaks about income inequality amid fast food strikes and fights to raise the minimum wage, and Joe Biden goes to China.

TII: The Deep Roots of Our Political Divide

Wednesday, December 04 2013 07:01 AM

Political psychotherapy with Jonathan Haidt, author of ?The Righteous Mind.?

An Iran Deal, Supremes on Obamacare, Gratitude

Tuesday, November 26 2013 08:54 PM

A nuclear deal with Iran: Breakthrough or Munich? The Supreme Court takes up Obamacare. Reflections on gratitude and Beethoven.

Debating Filibusters, Gay Marriage and JFK's Legacy

Friday, November 22 2013 09:48 PM

Senate Democrats squash part of the filibuster, the Cheney's are torn apart over gay marriage, and the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination.

TII: Doubling Down on Campaign 2012

Wednesday, November 20 2013 12:54 AM

Behind the behind-the-scene stories of ?Double Down: Game Change 2012,? with authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.