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The Takeaway

The U.S. & Cuba: A Historic Shift

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

For the first time in decades, the United States and Cuba will start talks aimed at normalizing full diplomatic relations. The news comes as an American prisoner is released from Cuba.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Homeland Security, Teaching English in N. Korea, and Home Repair

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hina Shamsi, director of the ACLU, on Obama's war legacy. Suki Kim on teaching English in North Korea. Laura Kipnis on Men Behaving Badly. Al Ubell and Larry Ubell on winter home repair.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Obama's Executive Power & History

Monday, December 01, 2014

President Clinton issued an average of 45.5 executive orders per year in office. We look at how many President Obama has signed -- and how far they've gone.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

US foreign policy after Chuck Hagel's resignation

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

US foreign policy after Chuck Hagel's resignation

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The Takeaway

Immigration & A Changing America: Your Conversation

Friday, November 21, 2014

President Obama finally announced his long-expected executive action on immigration. The politicians have had their say—how do you feel about the plan? Join the discussion here.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Changing America, a Brewing Revolution, and Fighting Rape Culture

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Takeaway looks at President Obama's action on immigration, a look at the violent protests in Mexico, and the allegations of sexual assault facing comedian Bill Cosby. 

WNYC News

Obama's Speech Leaves Immigrants Cheering and Yearning

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Obama defended the legality of his actions and challenged the GOP to focus their actions on approving long-stalled legislation to take its place.

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The Takeaway

Prepare For a Presidential Push on Immigration

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Up to four million undocumented immigrants may soon get a reprieve from deportation under the president's plan. Hear Obama's speech tonight at 8 PM on WNYC.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Chuck Todd Wants ‘Meet the Press’ to Sound More Like…Us

Monday, November 17, 2014

Chuck Todd, the “new-ish” host of "Meet the Press," tells Brian Lehrer about his plan for the show—he’ll ask tough questions and give his guests time to answer.

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WNYC News

NY Immigration Advocates Urge Obama to Act Now

Sunday, November 16, 2014

President Obama is expected to enact immigration reforms without congressional input, and advocates for immigrants are urging him to follow through.

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Money Talking

Obama and the Future of the Internet

Friday, November 14, 2014

The president is siding with Silicon Valley and angering cable operators with his plan for preventing preferential Internet pricing and eliminating fast and slow lanes online.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

US mid-term elections and their longer term repercussions

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

US mid-term elections and their longer term repercussions

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The Takeaway

How Nigeria Became 'Ebola Free'

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The World Health Organization said on Monday that Nigeria is now "Ebola free" after 42 days with no new cases. Excellent detective work helped Nigeria fight the disease.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Political: The Jump the Fence Edition

Friday, October 03, 2014

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the bungling, bullying Secret Service, the possibility that Mitt Romney may still harbor presidential ambitions, and the peculiar Senate race in Kansas.

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The Takeaway

Scandals Cause Shake-Up at Secret Service

Thursday, October 02, 2014

After a severe security breach at the White House last month, Secret Service chief Julia Pierson has resigned.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Dead, Dead, Dead at 75 Edition

Friday, September 26, 2014

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder, the bombing campaign against ISIS, and Ezekiel Emanuel's Atlantic piece, "Why I Hope to Die at 75."

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Isis and the new war in Iraq

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Isis and the new war in Iraq

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The Takeaway

U.S. Military to Help Ebola Effort

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

In addition to military assistance, President Obama will send portable hospitals, doctors and healthcare experts to West Africa. But will this be enough to help contain the virus?

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The Takeaway

The U.S. Turns the Page on New Chapter of War

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Americans are assessing President Obama's plans for a sustained military effort against ISIS, which calls for an open-ended air war in the Middle East.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Rising tensions over war in Ukraine

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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