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What Listeners Loved This Week

Friday, April 10, 2015

It turns out the Brontosaurus was a real dinosaur. Some feminists love The Fast and the Furious. Greenpoint, Brooklyn, has incredible donuts. These are the week's most popular stories.

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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: Roxane Gay Loves “The Fast and the Furious” (And So Can You!)

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Feminist, novelist, and English professor Roxane Gay tells Sean Rameswaram what makes the "Fast and Furious" movies profitable, progressive, and maybe even brilliant.
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Studio 360

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Friday, March 27, 2015

Charli XCX skewers social media and Vin Diesel maybe trolls the universe to win the internet this week.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: America and the Americas

Thursday, October 18, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: U.S.-Mexican and U.S.-Latin American interactions and foreign policy issues close to home. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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It's A Free Country ®

Did the ATF Walk Guns to Mexico in Fast & Furious?

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

On Tuesday's Brian Lehrer Show, reporter Katherine Eban broke down her breakthrough investigation into the root cause of the Fast and Furious "gun-walking" scandal.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Facts on Fast and Furious

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Investigative reporter Katherine Eban discusses her new piece in Fortune, which tries to explain what really happened in the Fast and Furious "gun-walking" program.

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The Takeaway

Did the ATF Deliberately Walk Guns into Mexican Drug Cartels?

Monday, July 02, 2012

The title 'Fast and Furious' has come to mean more than the popular street-racing movie. It's now synonymous with a scandal that implicates the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearm and Explosives (ATF) in a world of “rivalry, murder and political bloodlust." But following a six-month investigation, an article by Katherine Eban in Fortune revealed that many of the allegations brought by accusers against the ATF are unfounded and built on lies.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Fast and Furious - and Eric Holder's Mistake - is Deadly Serious

Friday, June 29, 2012

Who still cares that the U.S. government sold guns to Mexican gangs? I care.

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WNYC News

House Votes to Hold Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The House has approved a historic resolution to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress — the first time a sitting Cabinet member has been held in contempt.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Contempt in Congress

Friday, June 22, 2012

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY14), and member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, discusses the ongoing congressional investigation into the flaws of the "Fast and Furious" program, including the vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt and the decision by President Obama to assert executive privilege with regard to certain documents requested by Congress.

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WNYC News

Sharpton: AG Eric Holder Is Being Stopped And Frisked by the House

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Rev. Al Sharpton said Attorney General Eric Holder has been “stopped and frisked” by members of a House Committee that voted Wednesday to hold him in Contempt of Congress.

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The Takeaway

Obama Invokes Executive Privilege, Holder Contempt Vote Proceeds

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted yesterday to proceed with a full congressional vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of congress, despite President Obama's decision to invoke executive privilege. Todd Zwillich and Allan Lichtman discuss whether Obama's decision was a political move to stall the proceedings against Holder or if the administration was actually hiding their involvement in the operation.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obama's Executive Privilege Order in Context

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Todd Zwillich, Washington correspondent for The Takeaway, discusses the context and the fallout of President Obama's decision to grant executive privilege to the Justice Department in the Fast and Furious case.

→ Relevant Documents: The Letter to Charles Grassley's Office About Fast and Furious | The Letter From Eric Holder Requesting Executive Privilege | Eric Holder's Letter Informing Congress | The Letter Putting Holder in Contempt

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The Takeaway

Possible Contempt Vote for Attorney General Eric Holder

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder faces a possible Wednesday vote to hold him in contempt. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich gets to the bottom of what's at stake.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

White House Exerts Executive Privilege on 'Fast and Furious'

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

White House reporter for POLITICO Josh Gerstein discusses the White House's exertion of executive privilege over the memos related to the flawed gun smuggling operation 'Fast and Furious.'

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Opinion: Remember Post-Racial America? Neither Does Eric Holder

Friday, December 23, 2011

Barack Obama was supposed to lead us into a post-racial America. Instead, his presidency has become a study in incompetency with an accusation of racism toward anyone who dares say so.

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The Takeaway

ATF's 'Fast and Furious' Dealt Another Blow

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' controversial Fast and Furious program took another hit yesterday as Kenneth E. Melson, the acting director of the program’s Phoenix office, stepped down along with the U.S. Attorney in Arizona, Dennis K. Burke. The two were implicated in an ongoing investigation into the undercover operation that allegedly allowed for thousands of guns to get into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.

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The Takeaway

US Guns Used By Mexican Drug Gangs

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The United States may be behind the drug-related violence in Mexico, more than we think. According to a new Congressional report released yesterday, more than 70 percent of the guns detained in Mexico the past two years, originated in the U.S. On top of this, the ATF is under fire for reportedly supplying more than a 1,000 illegal firearms to gun traffickers in Mexico, in an operation called "Fast and Furious." They hoped selling the guns to "straw purchasers," would lead them to the crime organizations. Unfortunately, many of these guns were lost track of, and some were even tied to the shooting of an American border patrol officer. 

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