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The Brian Lehrer Show

Speed Cameras; NJ Pension Payments; The Family Biz

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

NJ State Assemblyman John Wisniewski talks pensions; speed cameras; Scott Walker's ambitions; President Obama's former personal aide Reggie Love; and Di Palo Fine Food's Lou Di Palo.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics: How Red is the Syria Line?

Monday, May 06, 2013

Has the Syrian conflict crossed President Obama's "red line," and what are the options on the table? Susan Page, Washington bureau chief for USA Today, discusses the latest news from Washington, from Syrian intervention to new questions about the Libyan embassy attack.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics; Adolfo Carrion, Jr.; All Natural; Made in NYC

Monday, March 11, 2013

USA Today's Susan Page follows updates the national politics news in post-sequester Washington.  Then, former Bronx Borough President and former Democrat Adolfo Carrion, Jr. talks about his mayoral campaign; is "all natural" worth it? and New York's tech sector at SXSW.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Universal Pre-K; Tom Allon; Almost Presidents; Widowhood

Monday, February 18, 2013

 

President Obama proposed Universal Pre-K in his State of the Union address. Motoko Rich, education reporter for The New York Times, talks about what’s known about pre-k education. Then, a panel of principals talk about education in their schools. Plus: Susan Page of USA Today on the latest political news; Tom Allon on his bid to become the Republican candidate for New York City mayor; how to move past grief with optimism; and a President’s Day look of the legacy of the men who lost their bid for president, and how they

President Obama proposed Universal Pre-K in his State of the Union address. Motoko Rich, education reporter for The New York Times, talks about what’s known about pre-k education. Then, a panel of principals talk about education in their schools. Plus: Susan Page of USA Today on the latest political news; Tom Allon on his bid to become the Republican candidate for New York City mayor; how to move past grief with optimism; and a President’s Day look of the legacy of the men who lost their bid for president, and how they stayed relevant.

 

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President Obama proposed Universal Pre-K in his State of the Union address. Motoko Rich, education reporter for The New York Times, talks about what’s known about pre-k education. Then, a panel of principals talk about education in their schools. Plus: Susan Page of USA Today on the latest political news; Tom Allon on his bid to become the Republican candidate for New York City mayor; how to move past grief with optimism; and a President’s Day look of the legacy of the men who lost their bid for president, and how they stayed relevant.

 

 

The Brian Lehrer Show

Assessing Obama's Second Term Agenda

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Reihan Salam, writer for The National Review's "The Agenda" policy blog, discusses the Obama inaugural address and second term policy priorities.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Latest on the Fiscal Cliff

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Heidi Moore, finance and economics editor at The Guardian, and Rachel Smolkin, Politico White House editor, talk about the latest moves by Republicans and Democrats as they attempt to avoid the fiscal cliff.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Political Cliff

Monday, December 17, 2012

USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page discusses the latest from Washington, from reaction to the Sandy Hook shooting to a new counter-offer on tax rates from Speaker John Boehner.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Trying to Make Sense

Monday, December 17, 2012

More on the aftermath of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut with Newtown doctor Alex Afshar, Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal, and more. Plus: USA Today’s Susan Page on how Washington is responding to the violence, and on any prospects for compromise on spending and revenue; Andrew Sullivan on the film “Zero Dark Thirty”; and more.

The Brian Lehrer Show

John Dickerson's DC

Friday, December 07, 2012

John Dickerson, Slate and CBS political analyst, and panelist on the Political Gabfest, discusses the latest in DC politics, from ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations to today's jobs report.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Political Roundup with Heilemann and Zwillich

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Supreme Court may release some key decisions today, and the 2012 election marches on. John Heilemann, national affairs editor for New York Magazine and author of Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, talks about the latest in national politics. Plus, Todd Zwillich checks in to describe the scene on the steps of the Supreme Court.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

National Politics Roundup

Monday, May 21, 2012

USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page talks about what the new USA Today/Gallup poll says about the presidential campaign and other national politics.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Shutdown Face Off

Monday, February 28, 2011

Taegan Goddard, the creator of CQ Roll Call's Political Wire, rounds up the political news of the week, including the possibility that the budget dispute will result in a shutown of government services.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Backstory: Grave Abuses at Arlington National Cemetery

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Mark Benjamin, Salon.com's national correspondent and the reporter who first brought the abuses at Arlington National Cemetery to light, discusses how his year-long investigation culminated in both the firing of the top two officials at the cemetery as well as an ongoing Senate investigation. An Army investigation recently found gross negligence at the nation's most well-known cemetery—including over 6,000 misidentified graves, bodies interred on top of each other, and remains found in, what was assumed to be, an empty grave.

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