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"His Accidency"

Friday, December 05, 2014

With the American History Guys

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PRI's The World

'Do more with less' might be the military's unofficial motto

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The US military is both fighting ISIS in Iraq in Syria and helping medical efforts against Ebola in West Africa. So what, in 2014, is the core purpose of the US military? And what might the future hold?

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PRI's The World

Mosul residents will be listening closely to President Obama's speech

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

American credibility is on the line as the US prepares to act against ISIS, but no one has more at stake than those who live in or have loved ones in the militant group's path. In the city of Mosul in northern Iraq, those people are eagerly awaiting President Obama's speech.

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PRI's The World

Obama will outline his strategy for fighting the Islamic State movement

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

President Barack Obama will address the nation Wednesday, and he's expected to make his case for further US military action against the militants who call themselves the Islamic State. The president is likely to announce a continuation of the air campaign that began against ISIS in Iraq a month ago, and the possible start of airstrikes against the militants in Syria.

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PRI's The World

Iraqis welcome further US airstrikes, but worry they'll get more than they asked for

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

President Barack Obama will address the nation Wednesday and unveil his strategy for defeating ISIS, the militant Islamist group in Iraq and Syria. And while Iraqis say they're happy about the prospect of more American airstrikes against ISIS, they want ground troops to stay away.

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PRI's The World

African immigrants in Colorado are finding their political voice

Thursday, September 04, 2014

In Colorado, Africans are second only to Latin Americans among the state's immigrant populations. Until now, they've been largely absent from Colorado's politics, but new candidates and civic groups with African roots are pushing the community nearer to the political spotlight.

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PRI's The World

The US is struggling to define its place in a 'world on fire'

Thursday, September 04, 2014

In a year of never-ending crises from Ukraine to Syria to Gaza to West Africa, the United States isn't always the country getting results. What does that mean for America's place in the world?

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PRI's The World

After Ferguson, one woman urges her fellow African immigrants to see themselves simply as black

Friday, August 22, 2014

The unrest this month in Ferguson, Mo., has many Americans thinking about where we are as a country when it comes to race. One Ethiopian-American writer is urging her fellow African immigrants to be "Ferguson strong" and identify closely with African Americans.

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PRI's The World

War, politics and humanitarian disasters give Iraq a perfect storm of crises

Monday, August 11, 2014

Iraq has a new problem on its hands: A political showdown between current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his would-be successor. And the wrangling and potential violence are taking place against a backdrop of a massive humanitarian crisis and American intervention in northern Iraq.

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PRI's The World

Eritrea's president wasn't invited to Washington, but does it matter?

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea was one of four African leaders left off the invite list for the US-Africa Leaders Summit this week. The snub sparked debate among Washington's Eritrean expat community about whether or not the gesture had any real meaning.

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PRI's The World

From Russia-US relations to global terrorism, nuclear insecurity is as big a threat as ever

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Just under a year ago US and Russian signed an accord that would facilitate continued collaboration of US and Russian scientists on nuclear energy and safety. That accord has been put on ice in light of recent events in the Ukraine.

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PRI's The World

A summit of African leaders in Washington tries to move beyond 'speed dating'

Monday, August 04, 2014

The US is hosting its first-ever summit of leaders from across Africa, but the short timeframe and large number of attendees means that meaningful dialogue might be hard to achieve.

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PRI's The World

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are looking forward with a sense of dread

Friday, August 01, 2014

After the swift collapse of a 72-hour ceasefire plan and the reported capture of an Israeli soldier by Palestinian militants, people in the Gaza Strip are looking at the prospect of entering their fifth week under a deadly military offensive with no end in sight.

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WNYC News

Commisioner Kelly: Letter to President Similar to Poisoned One Sent to Mayor

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Officials say the ricin-laced letters sent to Mayor Bloomberg and the offices of his gun control group in Washington, DC are similar to one intended for President Obama.

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Transportation Nation

Meet Anthony Foxx, Young Transit-Loving Mayor, Employed by Bus Company, Tapped as U.S. Transpo Secretary

Monday, April 29, 2013

WNYC

President Barack Obama's choice as the next head of the U.S Department of Transportation is a young urban mayor with a short track record and a fondness for transit.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The "2016 Starts Now!" Edition

Saturday, November 10, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss President Obama’s election to a second term, some of the factors that led to his victory over Mitt Romney, and ballot wins for same-sex marriage and legalizing pot (well, at least until the Feds get involved). 

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Soundcheck

Why Joe Biden Should Have Been A Pop Star: The 2012 Election In Song

Monday, November 05, 2012

Joe Biden is a "rock star" -- according to The Gregory Brothers, at least. The Brooklyn group best known for turning viral internet videos into catchy hits pledged to "songify" each of the debates leading up to this year's election -- and they delivered on that promise. We talk with them about their pitch-correcting technique, and why they prefer Joe Biden's voice over any other. 

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Don't Like Obama? Don't Be Racist

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Some of the biggest changes in the 2010 election were that Obama voters were having second thoughts about the party of the man they elected just two years prior. Did they suddenly become racists?

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The Empire

What Cuomo Gains from Obama's Albany Visit

Monday, May 07, 2012

When Governor Andrew Cuomo takes the stage with President Barack Obama on Tuesday, both men will be looking for a boost, say political observers who see nothing but positives for New York's governor.

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The Takeaway

Obama and Boehner to Tee Up for First Golf Summit

Friday, June 17, 2011

On Saturday, President Obama plans to play golf with House Speaker John Boehner. What is already being dubbed as the “Golf-Summit” has the political blogosphere abuzz. How will the two interact? Will the president’s competitive streak be enough to compensate for Boehner’s acumen? To date, President Obama has kept his golf outings limited to a close knit group of friends; does this invitation indicate that he has learned to use the links as a new political tool? Joining us to discuss historic moments in presidential golf is Don Van Natta, Pulitzer Prize winner author of “Wonder Girl: the Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias.”  We’re also joined by Joan Cavanagh, President of Boardroom Golf, a company which teaches women how to use golf in order to advance their professional careers.

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