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Money Talking

Congressional Fights Against "Crony Capitalism"

Friday, June 27, 2014

Why the little known Export-Import Bank is under such scrutiny by Congress. Is it an example of crony capitalism?

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WNYC News

Businesses Say Government Agency Helps Them Sell American Products Overseas

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

House Republicans want to de-authorize an institution that has many fans in the business community.

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The Takeaway

Primaries Test Incumbents Around U.S.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Last night was a big night for primaries and runoffs across the country. In many cases, the races presented a clear choice between the establishment candidate and a more polarized challenger. Amanda Terkel, a senior political reporter for the Huffington Post, discusses last night's primary results.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet the Candidates: NY 13

Friday, June 20, 2014

Next Tuesday is the Democratic primary in New York's 13th Congressional district, comprising the neighborhoods of Harlem, Inwood, Washington Heights, Morningside Heights, and a small portion of the western Bronx. It's a district that has changed geographically and demographically over the last few years. We talk to three of the candidates vying for the nomination. In order of appearance:

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The Takeaway

Is America Becoming More Conservative?

Thursday, June 12, 2014

In a major upset on Tuesday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary election to an unknown Tea Party challenger. It raises the question: What is the political direction of America? Are we in fact becoming more conservative as elections like these might suggest?

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The Takeaway

The GOP Scrambles for New Leadership

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Nobody saw this coming: House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary race to the Tea Party candidate he outspent 13 to 1. This blows open the question of which faction will lead the party.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The GOP's Bruised Ego, Teacher Tenure on Shaky Ground, and Tips to Be a Real World Cup Fan

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

1. Eric Cantor's Loss Strikes Nerve in GOP Leadership | 2. The Beginning of the End of Teacher Tenure? CA Judge Rules Against Teachers Unions | 3. How to Act Like a Real Soccer Fan for The World Cup | 4. The Takeaway Book Club Discussion Number 1: 'To Rise ...

The Takeaway

Tea Party and GOP Face Off in Primary

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor faces off today against a Tea Party opponent in a primary race that has gotten a little too close for comfort. Cantor is expected to beat college professor David Brat, but the dwindling margin appears to be a rebuke of the party establishment that Cantor represents.

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The Takeaway

Criticism Mounts Against POW Bowe Bergdahl

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

In the few short days since the released of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl from captivity in Afghanistan, criticism has begun to mount, both in Washington and within military ranks, over the prisoner exchange. The military and Capitol Hill react here.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Democracy, Loyalty, and a Carbon Competition

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

1. Criticism Mounts Against POW Bowe Bergdahl | 2. Egyptian Democracy Put to the Test | 3. Mastering the Boston Accent is Wicked Hard | 4. China Announces 2016 Emissions Cap | 5. 25 Years After Tiananmen, Activist's Fight Goes On

WNYC News

NJ Primary Results: Watson Coleman Prevails

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

WNYC

Early New Jersey primary election results give Booker, Norcross easy wins.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The Secret Waiting List Edition

Friday, May 23, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and David Plotz. This week: The Veterans Affairs scandal, the Republican primaries, and the question of reparations for African-Americans.

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The Takeaway

House Votes to Curb NSA Spying

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The USA Freedom Act aims to stop some of the NSA’s most invasive surveillance practices. But some say the bill doesn't go far enough.

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The Takeaway

Sen. Al Franken: Save the Future of Media

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Before he was elected to Congress, Senator Al Franken was best known for being on the cast of Saturday Night Live. Once in the Senate, Franken became a leading critic of NBC's merger with Comcast. He's now examining the potential Comcast-Time Warner deal.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The I Miss Monica Lewinsky Edition

Friday, May 09, 2014

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring John Dickerson, Emily Bazelon, and David Plotz. This week: Prayer at the Supreme Court, the Republican takeover of North Carolina, and Lewinsky redux.

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The Takeaway

Meet the Man Running for Congress in Two States

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Allan Levene is running in multiple Congressional elections—he's hoping he might get the shot to represent the people of Hawaii's 1st Congressional District, or those of Georgia's 11th Congressional District.

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The Takeaway

A Look at the Project Congress Actually Agrees On

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Even when it seems like there is nothing Congress can agree upon, our representatives have come together to conclude that the broken structure that houses them—1,300 cracks and all—is something that absolutely needs to be fixed.

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The Takeaway

Pushing Back Against College Sexual Assault | Schoolgirl Kidnappings Spark Distrust in Nigeria | How House Parties & Millennials Will Save Classical Music

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Pushing Back Against College Sexual Assault | Schoolgirl Kidnappings Spark Distrust in Nigerian Government | Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams Arrested | Congress Actually Agrees on Something: The Capitol Dome Restoration Project | Be Careful Posting That Online Review, You Might Just Get Sued | How House Parties & Millennials ...

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The Takeaway

Voting in Congress? There May be an App for That

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

One lawmaker believes Congress should spend less time in D.C. He's come up with a proposal that would grant Congress the power to vote on legislation and attend committee meetings remotely.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

India goes to the polls

Thursday, April 10, 2014

India goes to the polls

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