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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Presidential Apology

Friday, April 24, 2015

An analysis of President Obama's personal apology and the impact of US-led drone warfare in Pakistan.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Obama's rapprochement with Cuba: how far can it go?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Obama's rapprochement with Cuba: how far can it go?

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The Takeaway

The Two State Illusion

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sunni-Shiite sectarian violence in Iraq, the unraveling of Syria, the rise of ISIS—all of these events have made a lasting agreement between the Israelis and Palestinians more elusive.

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The Takeaway

House GOP Looks to Cut Food Stamps, Increase Military Spending

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Republicans in the House unveiled their budget on Tuesday, which calls for big cuts to food stamps and huge increases in military spending. But it probably won't go anywhere. 

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 416: Mr. McQueen Goes to Washington

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Just a few years ago, 18-year-old Noah McQueen was in trouble with the law, but today he is part of My Brother's Keeper, a White House initiative for young men of color. Noah recently had the chance to record a StoryCorps interview with President Barack Obama, who wanted to know more about Noah's life.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The "Does President Obama Love America?" Edition

Friday, February 20, 2015

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the legality of Obama's immigration policy, the strategy of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's university cuts, and recent rhetorical assaults on the president.

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On The Media

The Semantics of Terrorism

Friday, February 20, 2015

Bob talks with Scott Shane of the New York Times about the criticism of President Obama's language when describing acts of violent extremism.

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The Takeaway

Judge's Immigration Ruling Leaves Millions in Limbo

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

President Obama's executive action on immigration has been halted by a judge. One 21-year-old undocumented immigrant weighs in on his uncertain future.

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The Takeaway

After Months of Bombing, Congress to Vote on Use of Force Against ISIS

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

President Obama wants formal legal authority to carry out bombing campaigns against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Will Congress give him more latitude? 

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Time to start arming the Ukraine government?

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Time to start arming the Ukraine government?

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The Takeaway

U.S. & Russia Take Sides as Ukraine Nears Civil War

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

There's been intense fighting in eastern Ukraine, and pro-Russian separatist rebels have called for up to 100,000 men to take on the Ukrainian Army.

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The Takeaway

Obama to Call For More Taxes for The Super Rich

Monday, January 19, 2015

President Obama says the additional revenue could go towards community college, child care, and retirement planning. 

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WNYC News

Watch Live: President Obama and British PM David Cameron Hold Joint Press Conference

Friday, January 16, 2015

The two world leaders are expected to discuss a range of issues including economic growth, cyber security, and counterterrorism. Watch a live feed of the press conference here.

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The Takeaway

GOP Votes to Block Funding for Executive Action on Immigration

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Republican leadership insists that the vote has nothing to do with immigration and that it's all about holding the president accountable for executive overreach.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obama and the Republican Congress

Monday, January 05, 2015

Mark Halperin and John Heilemann look ahead to the new Republican majorities in both Houses of Congress and what the Democratic president can accomplish.

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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: Giving The Perfect GIF

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The guru of GIFs says the animations express “the essential human emotions: hunger, love, and sadness. If you're feeling things other than that, you're wasting your energy."
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WNYC News

President Obama's Year-End Press Conference

Friday, December 19, 2014

President Obama will likely address protests in Ferguson, Mo., the normalization of diplomatic relations with Cuba, and the fight against ISIS. 

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Consequences of the US-Cuba rapprochement

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Consequences of the US-Cuba rapprochement

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WNYC News

US Travel Industry Carefully Eyeing Cuban Tourism

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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American hotel and airline franchises are already eyeing the Cuban tourism industry after President Obama announced his intention to relax the embargo.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

President Obama Announces Changes to U.S.-Cuba Relations

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hear analysis of the President's speech about a prisoner exchange with Cuba that will pave the way to full diplomatic relations.

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