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Last updated: Wednesday, July 29 2015 05:32 AM

Presidential Candidates on the Economy, Race and Immigration

Friday, July 24 2015 11:00 PM

Hillary talks "shortermism," Democratic infighting and Trump makes waves again.

Iran, America's Work Ethic and Fetal Tissue for Sale

Friday, July 17 2015 10:00 PM

An Iran deal, longer work hours and Planned Parenthood.

Greece, Hacks & Trump on Top

Friday, July 10 2015 10:00 PM

Greece lurches toward a bailout deal, again.

Bring Down the Flag

Friday, July 03 2015 02:00 AM

A holiday show about symbolism.

Love Wins

Friday, June 26 2015 09:00 PM

The Supreme Court rules that gay marriage is legal in all 50 states.

Climate Change, Candidate Talk and Tragedy in Charleston

Friday, June 19 2015 10:00 PM

Were the Charleston murders an act of terrorism or a hate crime?

Shame, Speedboats & Trade

Friday, June 12 2015 09:00 PM

Jeb Bush says we need more shame in our lives and Obama loses on trade.

The Clown Car Grows

Friday, June 05 2015 10:00 PM

Three more candidates join the presidential field. Plus, NSA reform and professors who fear their students. 

ISIS Advances

Friday, May 29 2015 10:00 PM

Republicans blame each other for ISIS and Rand Paul says that's GOP hawks' fault.

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