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Gabfest Radio

The Cognitive Madisonianism Edition

Friday, October 04, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss possible ways out of the government shutdown crisis, as well as the looming debt ceiling debate. They also discuss this week's rollout of Obamacare.

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On The Media

Global Media Reaction to the Shutdown

Friday, October 04, 2013

In the US the media have almost universally glommed on to the “blame game” narrative of the government shutdown. Reaction from around the world has been most diverse. Aviva Shen of the progressive website ThinkProgress speaks with Bob about reactions from around the globe. 

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The Takeaway

Small Businesses On the Impact of the Shutdown

Friday, October 04, 2013

The economic consequences of the government shutdown are being felt by small businesses across the country. The closing of parks, national attractions and amenities, plus the ripple of effect of 800,000 national employees staying home from work this week, is hitting a lot of small businesses pretty hard. We've invited some of these small business owners on to talk about the economic impact they're feeling this week.

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Money Talking

Government Shuts Down, Markets Says "Meh"

Friday, October 04, 2013

The federal government is shutdown, but the stock market is holding steady. What gives?

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New Tech City

In Wake of Government Shutdown, Only Some Web Sites Are Shuttered

Thursday, October 03, 2013

The federal government is currently shut down, and so are the websites for many agencies — but not all of them. 

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The Takeaway

The Shutdown Showdown: A Public Image War

Thursday, October 03, 2013

While the shutdown has had a very real impact, particularly on the 800,000 fuloughed government workers, with the near-constant speeches by President Barack Obama and Republican leaders, the shutdown has become a battle of public relations. Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, examines who will come out on top in the 2013 image war.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Shutdown: Day 3

Thursday, October 03, 2013

A late-night meeting between President Obama and Speaker Boehner last night failed to result in progress towards ending the government shutdown. Congressman Scott Garrett, (R-NJ 5th) discusses why his party is holding fast on including Obamacare in a budget deal, and whether there's any room for negotiation. Then TIME's Washington bureau chief Michael Scherer discusses the latest news out of DC, and the deepening effects of the shutdown.

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WNYC News

Shutdown Stymies Scientific Research

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

The partial government shutdown is just a few days old, but scientific and medical researchers say the closure has already badly disrupted their work.

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On The Media

The Government Shutdown Panda Cam

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

As we all know, the government shutdown took effect October 1st, leaving vital services offline, suspending the pay of millions of federal workers, and disrupting things like food safety programs. But for some reason, the media seems preoccupied with the interruption of The National Zoo's beloved "Panda Cam." Seriously. Everyone mentions it. It's bananas. So, since this seems like a matter of pressing national importance, we've decided to put up our own makeshift panda cam, so that everyone can focus on more important things. Enjoy!


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The Takeaway

Gingrich vs. Clinton, Boehner vs. Obama: Government Shutdowns, Then and Now

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

In the weeks before October 1st, number-crunchers at the Office of Management and Budget prepared for a government shutdown. That day has arrived, as it did twice during the Clinton Administration, in November 1995, and again in December 1995. Sally Katzen served as the OMB's Administrator for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in 1995-1996. She discusses the legacy of the Clinton-era government shutdown, and compares it to the budget showdown today.

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The Takeaway

Government Shutdown: A Sign of Failure or Success For Democracy?

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

In the Constitution, there is a fundamental tension between the decision-making authority of the majority, and the protections granted to the minority. We take a closer look the assertion that the government shutdown is a sign of a functioning democracy. Geoffrey Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, explores the tension of the American democratic process between minority and majority.

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The Takeaway

Coping With the Closing of the National Parks

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

The government shutdown doesn’t just mean the shuttering of offices on Capitol Hill. It also means the closing of the 84.4 million acres that make up the National Park System. This means that many of the 280 million people who visit the parks each year are being forced to modify their plans. Today The Takeaway examines the displacement of international tourists across the U.S., like Matti Puckridge of Australia.

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WNYC News

Hot Manhattan Housing Market Will Be Cooled By Closed IRS

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

The partial government shutdown will likely squeeze prospective homeowners’ ability to get home loans, just as demand for mortgages is surging.

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The Takeaway

Government Shutdown: A Sign of Failure or Success For Democracy? | Chemical Weapons Inspectors on the Ground in Syria | Valerie Plame on the CIA, Current Events

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Gingrich Vs. Clinton & Boehner Vs. Obama: Government Shutdowns, Now & Then | Chemical Weapons Inspectors on the Ground in Syria | Coping With the Closing of the National Parks | Why Americans Abroad are Giving Up U.S. Citizenship | Valerie Plame on the CIA, Current Events, and Her New Crime Novel ...

The Takeaway

Furloughed Federal Worker Speaks Out on Government Shutdown

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Working for the government used to mean job security, but that's not the case for about 800,000 federal workers who are now furloughed because of the government shutdown. These workers are unsure when they will return to work or receive a pay check. Chris Butler is an electronics technician for the Navy and the Vice President of IFPTE, the International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers.

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WNYC News

Comptroller Warns of Shutdown Consequences for New York

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

New York's comptroller is warning that a prolonged government shutdown could depress the state's already struggling economy.

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The Takeaway

SURVEY: Who Is Most to Blame for the Government Shutdown?

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

This morning Americans awoke to find that they now have more in common with Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo—we're a nation without a functioning government. While those places have been victims of violence, war and poverty, the government-free condition of the United States is completely self inflicted. Who is to blame: The executive or legislative branches, or both? Take our survey here.

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WNYC News

Shutdown Hits Environmental Agency Hard

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

The U.S. Government is shutting down non-essential services for the first time in nearly two decades, and thousands of federal workers are being told to stay home. In the EPA’s Region II, which covers New York and New Jersey, just 36 out of 861 staff are being asked to report to work throughout the shutdown.

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The Takeaway

Congress Fails to Agree & Forces Government Shutdown | ACA Debate: A Skeptic & Supporter Talk Healthcare Reform | A Tough Teacher Who Hit the Right Notes

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Congress Fails to Agree & Forces Government Shutdown | Furloughed Government Worker Speaks on Shutdown | Health Insurance Companies Weigh in on Obamacare | Boko Haram Violence Plagues West African Nations | A Tough Teacher Who Hit the Right Notes | ACA Debate: A Skeptic & Supporter Talk Healthcare Reform

The Takeaway

The Countdown to a Government Shutdown Begins

Monday, September 30, 2013

Unless Democrats and Republicans can strike a deal on a spending bill by the end of the day, the government will begin closing shop at 12:01 AM Tuesday. If the two parties can't agree, the government will shutdown for the first time since late 1995. Joining us to explain the showdown on Capitol Hill is Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich, who has followed the drama straight through the weekend.

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