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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The Republican role in the budget battles gripping Washington DC

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

The Republican role in the budget battles gripping Washington DC

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Slate Political Gabfest

Gabfest Extra: Day 7 of the Government Shutdown

Monday, October 07, 2013

Slate's John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss the escalating war or words between Democrats and Republicans, and a new poll that looks especially bad for the GOP.

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The Takeaway

Can the President Issue More Debt Without Congress?

Monday, October 07, 2013

The standoff over the budget continues in Washington as experts are debating what can be done to avoid a government default. Article I of the Constitution clearly states that only Congress controls the federal purse strings. But some legal experts say the executive does have the power to intervene without Congress. Michael C. Dorf, law professor at Cornell, explains the legal—and not so legal—options the president has before him.

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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.

Slate Political Gabfest

Gabfest Extra: Day 4 of the Government Shutdown

Friday, October 04, 2013

Slate's John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss the progress, or lack thereof, in the budget negotiations.

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

George Packer and Dexter Filkins on diplomacy with Iran.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

George Packer and Dexter Filkins on diplomacy with Iran.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Ted Cruz Is One Angry Canadian Gabfest

Friday, September 27, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Debtageddon, is it coming?; Iran, is it good for the Jews?; revenge porn, is it legal?

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The Takeaway

United Nations General Assembly Suggests Future Diplomacy with Iran

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Three decades of icy relations between the U.S. and Iran may finally be starting to thaw. In his address yesterday on the first day of the U.N. General Assembly, President Barack Obama tasked Secretary of State John Kerry with diplomatic efforts moving forward. Joining The Takeaway to explain is journalist Laura Secor, who has covered Iran for The New Yorker since 2005, and is the author of a forthcoming book about Iran.

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New Jersey News

NJers to Face Higher Health Insurance Rates Than NYers

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A new report released this morning by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicates New Jersey residents will face higher average rates than New Yorkers through health care exchanges that are being set up as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

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WNYC News

Obama at United Nations; Expect Street Closures

Monday, September 23, 2013

President Obama is in town for the U.N. General Assembly, so expect plenty of street closures and traffic tie ups. Here's what you need to know to navigate the East Side.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Washington on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown Gabfest

Friday, September 20, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: A massacre in Washington, a looming government shutdown, and an interview with Pope Francis.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Is Obama becoming a lame duck?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Is Obama becoming a lame duck?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Money, the Media, and Elections; Why the Classics Matter; Margaret Atwood; Re-electing President Obama

Monday, September 16, 2013

On today’s show: political journalist John Nichols talks about how the money we spend on political campaigns has come to define our elections and our democracy. We’ll find out why ancient Greek and Roman history still matters. Margaret Atwood discusses her latest novel, MaddAddam, which concludes her dystopian trilogy. Richard Wolffe takes us behind the scenes of President Obama’s re-election campaign to explain how marketers and admakers shaped his winning strategy.

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Reselling of President Obama

Monday, September 16, 2013

Richard Wolffe talks about the marketers, message-shapers, and ad-makers behind President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign. In The Message: The Reselling of President Obama, he describes the challenges—a dismal economy, the faded hopes of the first campaign, and a struggle for money—and how the campaign faced them.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Putin Ex Machina Gabfest

Friday, September 13, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Changing course on Syria, choosing a mayor of New York, and losing faith in reality.

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

George Packer and Jon Lee Anderson assess options for diplomacy in the Syrian crisis.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

George Packer and Jon Lee Anderson assess options for diplomacy in the Syrian crisis.

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The Takeaway

Accidental Diplomacy? Analyzing Kerry's Off-the-Cuff Remark

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A seemingly off-the-cuff remark made by Secretary of State John Kerry may have radically changed the possibilities for U.S. intervention in Syria. On Monday, Secretary Kerry said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could avoid a military strike by the U.S. if the regime leader turned over all of his chemical weapons without delay. Leslie Gelb, president emeritus and senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, explores the implications of Secretary Kerry's "accidental diplomacy."

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

Philip Gourevitch and John Cassidy on Obama's Syria options.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Philip Gourevitch and John Cassidy on Obama's Syria options.

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The Takeaway

For Obama & Putin, G-20 Summit Brings a Big Chill

Friday, September 06, 2013

Instead of economic issues, the G-20 Summit may attract more attention for the tensions between the U.S. and Russia over Syria, Snowden, and LGBT human rights. Kimberly Marten, a professor of political science at Columbia University’s Barnard College, joins The Takeaway to discuss what President Obama will be able to accomplish at the summit.

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The Takeaway

Is U.S. Credibility Really on The Line With Syria?

Thursday, September 05, 2013

If there were a word of the week, it would likely be credibility. As Congress debates authorizing military intervention in Syria in response to a chemical weapons attack last month, politicians are insisting that credibility is on the line. Nicholas Kristof, a columnist for the New York Times, weighs in on where America's credibility in the Middle East stands today—and what we stand to lose by not intervening.

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