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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Gigantic, Delicious, Sugary Drink Gabfest

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson and David Plotz. This week: Obama goes up the Hill, Michael Bloomberg's soda law is overturned, and the selection of a new pope raises the question: Can religion and modernity coexist?

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The Takeaway

Budget Fights Shape Up in Washington

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

One thing we know, or can be pretty sure about, is that long after there is a new pope at the Vatican, the bickering over the next U.S. Federal Budget will continue, and in Congress there is no pope to hurry things along.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Screw You, Let's Have Lunch Gabfest

Friday, March 08, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and special guest Dave Weigel. This week: The Obama schmooze, the Paul filibuster and the Menendez prostitution scandal.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics: The Post-Sequester World

Monday, March 04, 2013

A.B. Stoddard, associate editor of The Hill, talks about the latest sequester news and other national politics.

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The Takeaway

One More Sign that Washington Can't Handle Money

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The budget wars seem never ending in Washington D.C., with the sequester just one day away and no agreement between the White House and Republican leadership in sight.

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The Takeaway

Gun Control Measures Snake Through Congress

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

 

While Florida is still looking at its "stand your ground" laws. Politicians in Washington are still debating gun control, and this week, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Patrick Lahey, has scheduled four separate votes on Thursday on different gun control measures. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich is following the legislation.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Chuck Hagel Vote; Candidate Bill Thompson; Gun Control; Chris Anderson

Friday, February 15, 2013

Hear the latest on the Hagel confirmation. Plus: former NYC Comptroller Bill Thompson on his mayoral candidacy; where gun control meets free speech; working as an ER doctor in Newark; and former Wired editor Chris Anderson on his new drone company and why he's sourcing in Mexico.

WNYC News

Obama Outlines Bold Initiatives, Sets Up Clash with Republicans

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

During his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama covered a wide range of issues from using government money to create jobs and grow the middle class to combating climate change. He set up a clash between his administration and a deeply divided Congress over some issues such as guns and immigration.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Week In Politics: SOTU, Nuclear, Rubio

Monday, February 11, 2013

Last week saw two high-profile confirmation hearings, and this week brings the State of the Union - and the GOP response from Marco Rubio. Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for the Washington Post, discusses the news from Washington.

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On The Media

The Week in Drones

Friday, February 08, 2013

This week saw a fount of new information come to light about the US government's controversial and secretive drone program. Brooke talks to Stanford Law professor James Cavallaro, author of the Living Under Drones project, in which law students conducted interviews in northwest Pakistan to better understand the full impact of our lethal drone strikes.

 

Yo La Tengo - Cornelia and Jane

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Another Sequester Deadline?!

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Both Democrats and Republicans seem to be getting more comfortable with the automatic cuts known as "sequestration," set to kick in on March 1st. But outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the cuts to the military budget would be "shameful and irresponsible." Nancy Cook, budget and tax correspondent for the National Journal, discusses the impending cuts, from social security to defense spending, and the political jockeying taking place in DC.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Dave Weigel on Capitol Politics

Friday, January 25, 2013

Slate political reporter and MSNBC contributor Dave Weigel discusses the Kerry confirmation hearings, filibuster reform, and state GOP strategies.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Live in Washington, D.C. Gabfest

Friday, January 25, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Obama's second inaugural, filibuster reform and social media policy in the workplace. Plus, a special audience Q&A.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Up To Speed

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Our series of interviews with the area's newest representatives continues with Brooklyn Congressman Hakeem Jeffries. Plus: NPR's Andy Carvin on live-tweeting breaking news; Paul Barrett continues our month-long series on Guns in America; and why more area Catholic schools are closing.

The Brian Lehrer Show

New to Congress: Hakeem Jeffries

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. Representative (D-NY8) from Brooklyn, talks about his new role in Congress and his legislative priorities.

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The Takeaway

Clinton Testifies at Capitol Hill on Benghazi Attacks

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Hillary Clinton is set to testify on Benghazi today in front of the Senate foreign relations committee and the House foreign affairs committee. Todd Zwillich, Takeaway Washington correspondent, is watching the hearings.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Urges Mayors to Press Congress on Guns

Friday, January 18, 2013

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling on the nation's mayors to pressure members of Congress to support President Barack Obama's gun violence proposals, saying "we know what it's like and they don't."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New to Congress: Grace Meng

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Grace Meng, U.S. Representative (D - NY6, Queens), tells Brian Lehrer about her new role in Congress and her legislative priorities.

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WNYC News

House Approves $50.7 Billion in Sandy Aid

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

More than 10 weeks after Sandy brutalized parts of the heavily populated Northeast, the House approved $50.7 billion in emergency relief for the victims Tuesday night as Republican leaders struggled to close out an episode that exposed painful party divisions inside Congress and out.

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