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The Brian Lehrer Show

Maybe Another Shutdown?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The DHS will run out of funding on Friday if the Senate doesn't come to an agreement over the agency's budget. NPR's Ailsa Chang explains what that would mean for national security.

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The Takeaway

Why the GOP Doesn't Want Another Shutdown

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The federal government’s funding expires on December 11th. House Speaker John Boehner wants to avoid a shutdown, but some hardliners are eager for a budget fight.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The New Politics of Extremism

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The audio posted here is from October 24, when this segment originally aired. An edited version was included in a best-of episode of The Brian Lehrer Show from December 27. 

What are the structural reasons for - and solutions to - the recent budget gridlock in Washington? Norman Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, and Thomas Mann, senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution, discuss their recent book It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism.

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On The Media

The Government Shutdown's Damage, Brooke's DNA, and More

Friday, October 18, 2013

The long term cost of the shutdown is ignored by the media, Glenn Greenwald's new investigative reporting outfit, and Brooke shares the results of her mail-order DNA test.

Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: Shut Down That Shutdown Edition

Friday, October 18, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the implications of the government shutdown and debt ceiling fight for the future of American politics, and whether teens should be allowed to post publicly on Facebook.

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The Takeaway

Sen. McConnell Secures $3B For Kentucky in Debt Ceiling & Shutdown Deal

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The debt deal struck between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has something tucked away in it that directly benefits Kentucky, the home state of Sen. McConnell. A section of the bill secures close to $3 billion in funding for one of Sen. McConnell's pet projects: A dam project on the Ohio River. Phillip Bailey, political editor at WFPL, has been reporting on this story from Louisville, KY. He joins The Takeaway to explain.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Latest on the Shutdown

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

John Dickerson, chief political correspondent for Slate, discusses the latest on the fight in Washington over the government shutdown and raising the debt ceiling. NPR Congressional correspondent Tamara Keith also checks in from Washington, and WNYC's Business and Economics Editor, Charlie Herman, explains what the political uncertainty means for the markets.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Government Shutdown: Day 15

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Kate Nocera, BuzzFeed congressional reporter, discusses the latest on negotiations in Washington, how bond markets are reacting after a 3-day weekend, and House rule 358.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Latest on the Shutdown/Debt Ceiling Fight

Friday, October 11, 2013

NPR congressional correspondent Tamara Keith discusses the latest GOP proposal to temporarily end the standoff over raising the debt ceiling and if the Democrats and White House will accept.

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The Takeaway

Fact or Fiction? Analyzing the Shutdown Rhetoric

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

If we've gleaned anything from the government shutdown, it's that the battle lines are drawn. In many instances, both supporters and opponents of Obamacare have come out with dramatic assessments of what exactly the Affordable Care Act will do, making it difficult to parse fact from fiction. Joining us to dig through some of the rhetoric is Angie Drobnic Holan, editor of PolitiFact and our Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich.

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The Takeaway

The Shutdown: How Does This Drama End?

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

It's day eight of the government shutdown, and there’s still no solution in sight. But who doesn't love a good ending? We asked you—our listeners—to settle on some last words for this theatrical political production that is the government shutdown, and the responses came pouring in. Joining us to weigh in on your dramatic takes is the writer Danny Rubin, the man who wrote the screen play for Groundhog Day.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Government in Crisis, in Context

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

As Tea Party Republicans insist that Obamacare be defunded or delayed, government has ground to a halt. What do we make of this moment in historical context? Julian Zelizer, professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University and the author of Governing America: The Revival of Political History (Princeton University Press, 2012) discusses the history of shutdowns, inter-party schisms, and other moments of crisis.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Are Republicans Afraid that Obamacare Will Work?

Monday, October 07, 2013

Vanity Fair contributing editor Kurt Eichenwald on how the Republican opposition to the Affordable Care Act has led to the government shutdown.

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The Takeaway

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew: There Are The Votes to End the Shutdown

Monday, October 07, 2013

The federal government is still closed for business—the first time in almost 20 years. The government shutdown is now in week two, but Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says the votes are there to reopen the government. Joining us to explain is one of our essential employees, the Takeaway's Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Shutdown: One Week In

Monday, October 07, 2013

The government shutdown in Washington continues as Republicans and Democrats continue to say they won't change their position on negotiating around the budget and debt ceiling issues. On ABC "This Week" House Speaker John Boehner also said that "we're not going to pass a clean debt limit increase," insisting that budget changes be made before a debt ceiling vote. Molly Ball, politics writer for The Atlantic, talks about the latest developments and where we go from here.

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The Washington Report

U.S. Military Raids in Somalia and Libya; and the Ongoing Government Shutdown

Monday, October 07, 2013

Kerry Nolan talks with New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger about this past weekend's raids. They also look at the partial shutdown of the federal government as it enters its second week.

WNYC News

Immigration Courts Closed Due to the Shutdown

Friday, October 04, 2013

Nassira Hamdi was supposed to walk out of an immigration court in Federal Plaza this week with an approval for a green card. But that court, like 14 others across the U.S., is closed due to the shutdown.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Shutdown: Day 4

Friday, October 04, 2013

The government shutdown continues, with lawmakers showing no signs of agreeing on a bill to fund the budget. Dave Weigel, Slate political reporter and MSNBC contributor, discusses the latest news, the deepening impact of the shutdown, and yesterday's shooting at the Capitol, in which a woman was killed by police after she tried to ram her car past security barriers.

We're continuing to gather your shutdown stories. How is the shutdown affecting your life or your work? Big or small, post your story below, or call 212-433-9692 to join us on air.

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WNYC News

With No Government Data, Economists Guess at the Health of the Economy

Friday, October 04, 2013

It’s the first Friday of the month, the day the Bureau of Labor Statistics usually releases the latest employment statistics. But with the government shutdown, there are no numbers, and that’s causing consternation among economists.

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The Takeaway

Small Businesses Feel Impact of Shutdown | DOJ Sues North Carolina Over New Voting Law | Republican Vs. Republican in Ohio's Medicaid Expansion Fight

Friday, October 04, 2013

Small Businesses Feel Economic Impact of Shutdown | DOJ Sues North Carolina Over New Voting Law | Movie Date: 'Gravity,' 'Runner Runner,' 'Parkland' | What Would Really Happen if You Floated Into Space? | Republican Vs. Republican in Ohio's Medicaid Expansion Fight | Educating America's Waiting Rooms on the Affordable Care ...