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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

The morning after Super Tuesday, NPR’s Mara Liasson explains about what the election results mean. Then Columbia University President Lee Bollinger talks about protecting campus diversity as the Supreme Court prepares to hear a case challenging affirmative action. Plus: author David Rothkopf discusses his new book Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government--and the Reckoning That Lies Ahead; and Olympic hopeful, boxer Marcus Browne, tells us about being a contender.

What We Learned from Super Tuesday

NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the results from yesterday's Super Tuesday contests - from Romney's razor-thin win in Ohio to Santorum's victories in Oklahoma and Tennessee. Explore the Super Tuesday results map below!

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David Sanger on Obama's Press Conference and Iranian Diplomacy

Recap from It's a Free Country.

Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's A Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent at the New York Times and contributor to WNYC, talked about President Obama's press conference and how the U.S. plans to confront Iran.

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Out of Power

David Rothkopf, Commerce deputy under secretary in the Clinton administration and Foreign Policy blogger, asks how much Americans should care about being the world's leading power in his book, Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government--and the Reckoning That Lies Ahead.

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Affirmative Action and the Supreme Court

Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia University and author of Uninhibited, Robust, and Wide-Open: A Free Press for a New Century, talks about the Supreme Court taking up the issue of affirmative action in college admissions.

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Olympic Hopefuls: Marcus Browne

Staten Island light heavyweight boxer Marcus Browne talks about his efforts to make the U.S. Olympic team.

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Watch: Karl Meyer & Shareen Brysac on Whether War is Inevitable

Shareen Blair Brysac and Karl E. Meyer, the co-authors of Pax Ethnica:  Where and How Diversity Succeeds, recently visited the WNYC studios. They answered the question at the center of our series End of War: Is War Inevitable?


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