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The Takeaway

Judge's Immigration Ruling Leaves Millions in Limbo

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

President Obama's executive action on immigration has been halted by a judge. One 21-year-old undocumented immigrant weighs in on his uncertain future.

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Radiolab

A New 60 Words?

Monday, February 16, 2015

Last week President Obama put a draft of a new AUMF authorizing force against ISIL in front of Congress. 
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The Takeaway

After Months of Bombing, Congress to Vote on Use of Force Against ISIS

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

President Obama wants formal legal authority to carry out bombing campaigns against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Will Congress give him more latitude? 

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The Takeaway

As More Women Enter Congress, Power Shifts Towards Men

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

For the first time in history, more than 100 seats are now occupied by women, with 84 in the House and 20 in the Senate. But only two women are committee chairs. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Revenge Porn, a Device Detox, and The Super Bowl

Monday, February 02, 2015

The Takeaway explores an effort to fight against revenge porn, we look at the new "Bored & Brilliant" challenge, and we hear from football fans in Seattle and Boston.

The Brian Lehrer Show

'I Will Be Loretta Lynch'

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The president's Attorney General nominee was asked, "You're not Eric Holder, are you?" by a Republican senator. We go through what we learned on Day 1 of the confirmation hearing. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Senator Gillibrand; Learning To Drive; Loretta Lynch Confirmation

Thursday, January 29, 2015

What did we learn during Loretta Lynch's confirmation hearing? Plus: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand; learning to drive in New York City as an adult; our Parks & Rec t.v. club; and more.

The Takeaway

Obama's Attorney General Pick Goes Before Senate

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

If confirmed, Loretta Lynch will be the first black female attorney general in U.S. history.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Russian Aggression, Oscar Controversy, and What it Means to Kill

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Takeaway explores the situation in Ukraine, we look at the new foreign film "Timbuktu," and we explore PTSD in U.S. combat veterans.

The Takeaway

White House Clashes With Senate Over Iran

Thursday, January 22, 2015

​On Wednesday​, the White House clashed with senators about whether a new round of sanctions against Iran might prevent the U.S. and Iran from reaching a deal in nuclear talks.

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The Takeaway

To Counter Obama on Iran, Boehner Invites Netanyahu to Congress

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

President Obama is determined to make diplomatic progress with Iran. And now some say Speaker Boehner is raising the stakes by inviting Israel's prime minister to address Congress.

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The Takeaway

Obama to Call For More Taxes for The Super Rich

Monday, January 19, 2015

President Obama says the additional revenue could go towards community college, child care, and retirement planning. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mitch McConnell's Majority

Monday, January 12, 2015

A new book looks at the impact Mitch McConnell will have on Congress as the new Senate majority leader.

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The Takeaway

Surprising Twist: GOP May Raise Gas Tax

Friday, January 09, 2015

A few powerful GOP senators are signaling that they're open to the idea—even House Speaker John Boehner, who personally opposes raising the gas tax, hasn't ruled it out.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Le "Je Suis Charlie Hebdo" Édition

Friday, January 09, 2015

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the murderous attack on a French satirical newspaper, the start of the new Congressional session, and the NYPD's recent work slowdown.

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WNYC News

House Renews Terror Insurance Program

Thursday, January 08, 2015

The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act is a backstop for private insurers to provide coverage against attacks.

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The Takeaway

Is it Time to Revise Congressional Math?

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The 114th Congress is in session for the first time today, and one of their first orders of business is to revise the way tax laws are evaluated.

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The Takeaway

This Land is Your Land

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The D.C. power shift is putting pressure on the amount of public land controlled by government. Leading the charge is the new House Natural Resources Committee chair, Rep. Rob Bishop.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obama and the Republican Congress

Monday, January 05, 2015

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann look ahead to the new Republican majorities in both Houses of Congress and what the Democratic president can accomplish.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Paul Krugman Says Recent Spending Bill Was "Designed to be Eye-Glazing"

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Nobel-winning economist on how the bill hid some surprise rollbacks to 2010 Wall Street reforms, and what it means for our financial future.

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