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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Obama's political gamble on Syria

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Obama's political gamble on Syria

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

Dexter Filkins and George Packer on Obama's Syria dilemma.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Dexter Filkins and George Packer on Obama's Syria dilemma.

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The Takeaway

U.S. Weighs Intervention in Syria

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Michael Singh, former senior director for Middle East affairs at the National Security Council, believes the U.S. must intervene, or risk losing all credibility in the region. 

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The Takeaway

One Year Later, Undocumented Youth Program a Success

Monday, August 19, 2013

While Congress may be unable to pass the DREAM Act, or immigration reform, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has been quite successful. Hareth Andrade discusses her experience with the program and what it means to the undocumented youth community. 23 year-old Hina Naveed is Pakistani. Here family moved here from Dubai in 2001. She shares her DACA experience as well.

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WQXR News

WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, August 19, 2013

WNYC

Marc Garber  talks with New York Times Chief Washington correspondent David Sanger about the dire situation In Egypt, the Edward Snowden situation, and what's on the President's agenda as he returns from vacation. 

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New Jersey News

Obama Task Force Reports on Sandy Rebuild

Monday, August 19, 2013

WNYC

A task force appointed by President Obama is expected to release its report Monday on the post-Sandy rebuilding, which could guide the storm recovery process.

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The Takeaway

Dissecting The Egyptian Division in Cairo & the United States

Friday, August 16, 2013

In the wake of the escalating violence in Egypt, it remains to be seen whether the nation can move forward as a unified country. Michael Wahid Hanna is a senior fellow at the Century Foundation who is on the ground in Cairo. He joins us to discuss what's next for each side in the ongoing conflict. Nancy Yousef is an Egyptian-American professor of English at Baruch College, and Sarah McGowan is a 27-year-old Egyptian-American who was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. They join us to give the Egyptian-American impression of the violence.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Bazelon Family Gabfest

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and special guest (and Emily's husband) Paul Sabin. This week: Obama's Egypt conundrum, Eric Holder's sentencing reform gesture, and Paul's new environmental book The Bet.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Dan Balz on the Secret Story of the 2012 Election

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Dan Balz, Washington Post chief correspondent and author of Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America, offers the behind-the-scenes story of the 2012 presidential race, from the long slog through the Republican primaries through election night.

 

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The Takeaway

Strained U.S.-Russian Relations Lead to Canceled Summit

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Yesterday, President Obama announced his decision to cancel his summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, marking the first time that an American president has called off a publicly announced visit to Russia since the end of the Cold War. Kimberly Marten, professor of political science at Columbia University’s Barnard College, discusses the implications of the cancellation.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Grand Bargain, Again

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Is a new "grand bargain" in the works? Roben Farzad, contributing editor for Bloomberg Businessweek, discusses the proposal President Obama made to lower corporate tax rates in exchange for increased revenue, as part of his jobs creation efforts.

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WQXR News

WQXR's The Washington Report

Monday, July 29, 2013

WNYC

Eddie Robinson talks with New York Times Chief Washington correspondent David Sanger about why the US government will not formally determine whether ousted Egypt President Mohammed Morsi was removed from power in a military coup. We'll also discuss the latest in the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in Washington.

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

David Remnick and Ryan Lizza on Obama's two recent speeches.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

David Remnick and Ryan Lizza on Obama's two recent speeches.

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The Takeaway

Obama's Economic Address

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Yesterday, President Obama gave his first address, in what will be a series of major speeches centering on the economy. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich translates the president's speech for us, including plans, intended audience, and the future of the sequester. 

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The Takeaway

Takeaway Host John Hockberry Checks in From Africa

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Takeaway Host John Hockenberry is in southern Africa all this week and is looking at the economic realities on the ground there. In townships where the economy and putting food on the table are daily concerns, people in southern Africa are looking beyond symbolic leadership in the hopes of seeing real change.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obama on Climate Change

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Jonathan Chait, daily columnist at New York Magazine, discusses the president's climate change speech yesterday and his overall record on the environment.

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The Takeaway

WikiLeaks Supports Snowden

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The case of Edward Snowden, the former Booz Allen Hamilton contractor who leaked classified information on mass NSA surveillance projects, continues to unfold—and grows more complicated each day. WikiLeaks has stated that it has become involved in advising Snowden. Kristinn Hrafnsson,a spokesperson for WikiLeaks, explains his organization's involvement in the case.

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The Takeaway

Obama Speaks on Energy Reform

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Is it the American public that needs to be stirred to take measures to prevent climate change, or our nation's political officials? President Obama is set to give a major speech outlining energy policy proposals. Jill Stein, environmental activist and former Green Party nominee for president, joins us to discuss the president's speech and American attitudes toward energy policy.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Resolving to Remain Ambivalent Edition

Saturday, June 22, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the progress of a Senate deal on immigration reform. They also talk about the significance of President Obama’s eroding poll numbers.

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On The Media

How Do We Have a National Conversation?

Friday, June 21, 2013

This week, President Obama told Charlie Rose that he would like to have a national conversation about government surveillance. Brooke explores what it means to truly have a "national conversation" with the American Library Association's Lynne Bradley, the Constitution Project's Sharon Bradford Franklin, and California Congressman Henry Waxman.

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