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The Takeaway

Military Evacuates Americans from Libya

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The country is seeing some of the worst fighting since the 2011 uprising that ousted Moammar Gadhafi.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

De Blasio Transition; 60 Minutes Apology; Ken Burns; Babies' Morals

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

As we learn more about what a de Blasio administration will look like, WNYC's Andrea Bernstein discusses the transition. Plus: following up on the 60 Minutes apology over their coverage of the 2012 Benghazi attack; filmmaker Ken Burns on his new film The Address about memorizing the Gettysburg address; and Yale psychology professor Paul Bloom on his new book Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil.

The Takeaway

U.S. Carries Out Raids in Libya & Somalia

Monday, October 07, 2013

Over the weekend, U.S. military personnel conducted targeted operations in Libya and Somalia. As a result of the Libya operation, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said that one of the world's most wanted terrorists was captured and is now in U.S. custody. Congressmen Adam Schiff represents California’s 28th district and is a member of the House's Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He discusses the military operation and its significance.

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The Takeaway

U.S. Carries Out Raids in Libya & Somalia | Another Blockbuster Term for the Supreme Court | Edgar Allan Poe Exhibit Reveals “The Terror of the Soul”

Monday, October 07, 2013

U.S. Carries Out Raids in Libya & Somalia | Treasury Secretary Jack Lew: There Are The Votes to End the Shutdown | President of Iceland on the Future of the Arctic | Edgar Allan Poe Exhibit Reveals “The Terror of the Soul” | Another Blockbuster Term for the Supreme Court | ...

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.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Benghazi Hearing; Sequestration Cuts; Albany Corruption; The Worst Nurse

Thursday, May 09, 2013

There was another hearing yesterday on the Benghazi attack last year. We'll discuss the implications. Plus: yet another corruption case in Albany begs the question about what kind of reforms are needed and if prosecutors should have more or less leeway; sequestration impacts; and journalist Charles Graeber tells the story of The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder.

The Takeaway

Revisiting Benghazi

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is getting his wish to revisit the events in Benghazi Libya last year when the consulate was attacked and U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich reports on the hearing from Capitol Hill.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Hisham Matar and David Remnick on returning to Libya.

Monday, April 01, 2013

Hisham Matar and David Remnick on returning to Libya.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Benghazi and Petraeus: What We Know Now

Friday, November 16, 2012

Spencer Ackerman, writer for Wired magazine's national security blog, Danger Room, reviews what we know and don't know about the attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi and the scandal involving former CIA director Petraeus.

 

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The Takeaway

Who Is Susan Rice?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The current U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, has been the target of Republicans because of her comments following the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi which left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Jendayi Frazer is a longtime friend of Susan Rice, defends the person behind the scrutiny.

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The Takeaway

Despite Resigning, Petraeus Will Testify on Benghazi

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Former CIA Director David Petraeus resigned on Friday, hoping to get in front of the scandal involving Paula Broadwell before it thrust him any further into the spotlight. But Congress has other ideas. Tim Weiner has covered the CIA for The New York Times and is the author of, "Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Hidden History of the Libyan Revolution

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Ethan Chorin, longtime Middle East scholar and one of the first American diplomats posted to Libya after the lifting of international sanctions, discusses the Libyan uprising. His book Exit the Colonel: The Hidden History of the Libyan Revolution is based upon extensive interviews with senior US, EU, and Libyan officials, and with rebels and loyalists; a deep reading of local and international media; and significant on-the-ground experience pre- and post-revolution.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: The Mideast

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: The status of relations between the U.S. and countries in the Middle East. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: How Obama Can Turn the Libya Conversation Around

Monday, October 15, 2012

By not changing the narrative of the attack against the US consulate in Benghazi the Democrats have shown remarkable political naïveté and disorganization.

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WNYC News

Libyan Parliament Votes to Remove Prime Minister

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Libya's parliament on Sunday ousted the country's newly elected prime minister in a no-confidence vote, the latest blow to hopes that the country's factions could agree on a government charged with restoring stability after last year's civil war.

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The Takeaway

Why American Officials May Have Underestimated Security Threat in Benghazi, Libya

Monday, October 01, 2012

Counterterrorism and State Department officials now say the effective response of newly-trained Libyan guards to a June bombing outside the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi may have led American officials to underestimate the security threat there.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Middle East turmoil and the US response

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Middle East turmoil and the US response

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It's A Free Blog

Meme Patrol: #MuslimRage

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The hashtag was overtaken instantly by tweets mocking the concept of specifically “Muslim” rage, detailing rage-triggers that were sometimes inanely innocuous, sometimes darkly ironic, and all very much on point with what it means to be a modern Muslim.

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The Takeaway

Anti-American Unrest Continues in the Middle East

Monday, September 17, 2012

After the eruption of anti-American sentiment across the Middle East and the death of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, American policymakers and citizens might be thinking twice about our involvement in post-Arab Spring countries. But it is precisely because of this violence and unrest that Shadi Hamid thinks the United States should remain involved in the region.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Did Obama Lose Interest in the Arab Spring?

Monday, September 17, 2012

Serious questions remain as to whether, after the overthrow of dictatorships, the U.S. failed to aggressively follow-up to help in the building of civil, security, economic, and political institutions in these countries.

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