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The Takeaway

Infighting Over Iran Nuclear Deal Creates Headaches For the GOP

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

To the dismay of Mitch McConnell, conservative junior senators are threatening to compromise a bill that would give Congress review power over a nuclear deal with Iran. 

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On The Media

Shedding Light on Drones

Friday, May 01, 2015

Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, discusses oversight of US drone programs and proposes how to make them more public. 

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On The Media

Who Oversees the Drone Program?

Friday, May 01, 2015

News that a US drone strike killed two innocent Americans raised new questions about who really runs the program, and who oversees it. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet the Candidate: Dan Donovan

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Staten Island district attorney who presided over the Eric Garner case is running for Congress as a Republican. Hear Donovan's positions on national issues and the Garner grand jury.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Barney Frank; Staten Island DA Dan Donovan; the Nursing Life

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Criminal justice reforms and Baltimore's moment; GOP candidate for Congress Dan Donovan; Barney Frank; workplace hostility nurses face; NJ news as Bridgegate indictments loom.

The Takeaway

Loretta Lynch's Nomination: A Costly Compromise?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Senator Mitch McConnell refused to move forward on Loretta Lynch's confirmation as attorney general until the Senate reached an agreement on a sex trafficking bill.

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The Takeaway

On Tax Day, Where's the Tax Reform?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

You've either filed, are filing, or are filing an extension, but what if we had a deadline for Congress and the president for a comprehensive tax overhaul? 

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The Takeaway

Congress & The Iran Deal: Set To Act or Acting Up?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Iran Nuclear Agreement Act, introduced today and co-sponsored by Sen. Robert Menendez, would set limits on the Obama Administration's power to negotiate with Iran. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet the Candidate: Vincent Gentile

Friday, April 03, 2015

The special election to replace Michael Grimm in Congress is May 5. City Councilman Vincent Gentile is the Democratic candidate, running against the Staten Island DA Dan Donovan. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Elizabeth Warren "Will Always Be an Outsider"

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Senator Elizabeth Warren discusses her unlikely career in politics, her memoir, and the two things she wants from big banks. 

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The Takeaway

It's 'Vote-a-Rama' Time on Capitol Hill

Thursday, March 26, 2015

"Vote-a-rama" empowers senators to offer an unlimited number of amendments to the budget. The last "vote-a-rama" took place in 2013 and included votes on 100 amendments over 13 hours. 

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The Takeaway

Boehner and Pelosi Team Up on Medicare

Friday, March 20, 2015

In a rare moment of bipartisanship, House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will work together to fix Medicare. But how will it play out in the Tea Party caucus?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Senate Snags Lynch's Confirmation

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The confirmation vote for U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as U.S. Attorney General is tied up in a partisan battle in the Senate. NPR's Ailsa Chang explains.

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The Takeaway

House GOP Looks to Cut Food Stamps, Increase Military Spending

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Republicans in the House unveiled their budget on Tuesday, which calls for big cuts to food stamps and huge increases in military spending. But it probably won't go anywhere. 

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The Takeaway

Abortion Fight Delays Vote for Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

It's been four months since President Obama nominated Lynch to be attorney general, but her confirmation has been delayed due to an abortion provision in a human trafficking bill. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Barney Frank's Public Battles and Private Trials

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

In the 1980s, when Barney Frank became the first openly gay member of Congress, many of his allies assumed that his political future was over.

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The Takeaway

Sorry. The Iran Letter Is Not Treason.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hyperbole isn't unprecedented in Washington, and neither is the behavior of the 47 Senate Republicans who penned an open letter to Iran's leaders, undermining the Obama Administration.

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The Takeaway

Nuclear Fall Out Over GOP's Letter to Iran

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Nearly every Republican Senator has signed on to an open letter to Iran's leaders, saying that any nuclear deal struck with the White House could be reversed. 

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The Takeaway

What You Need to Know About the Latest Obamacare Case Before SCOTUS

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

If the court rules against the Obama Administration, millions of people using the federally run healthcare exchange could lose their subsidies and be unable to afford insurance.

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The Takeaway

GOP Senator: FCC Ruling on Net Neutrality 'Smacks of Big Government'

Friday, February 27, 2015

Republican Sen. John Thune says that while he's not surprised by the FCC's decision, he is disappointed. 

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