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A Bumpy Road? Karzai Walks Away From Peace Talks

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

In Afghanistan, peace talks with the Taliban have already broken down. We explore the idea of talking to your enemy and whether the Afghan government should engage in talks with the Taliban. Bilal Sarwary, reporter for the BBC; Kristen Rouse, a three-tour veteran of Afghanistan; and Kurt Volker, former U.S. permanent representative to NATO, weigh in on these developments.

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The Washington Report

Iran's new President; arming Syria's rebels and the ongoing NSA surveillance story

Monday, June 17, 2013

 

In this week's Washington Report online, Kerry Nolan talks with David Sanger about whether the election of Iran's new President really means a moderation of the hard-line government; what happens now that the US is arming Syrian rebels and just how transparent the NSA is likely to get in the wake of the surveillance leaks.

Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The NSA Has Your Selfies Edition

Saturday, June 15, 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 oversight of the National Security Agency’s secret intelligence-gathering efforts. Plus, they talk about a New York Times photo tour of Beastie Boy Mike D’s new home in Brooklyn—a piece that incited a rousing email debate within the Slate office.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The If This Be Treason Make the Most of It Gabfest

Friday, June 14, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Did the NSA overreach? Is whistleblower Edward Snowden a traitor? Is Beastie Boy Mike D too house proud?

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Swab My Cheek Edition

Saturday, June 08, 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 new revelations about the National Security Agency’s domestic spying program, and the Supreme Court’s ruling that upholds routine collection of DNA samples from criminal suspects.

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The Takeaway

U.S. and Chinese Presidents Meet in California

Friday, June 07, 2013

Today President Obama meets with Chinese leader Xi Jinping far outside the beltway, in sunny Palm Springs, California. The two leaders have much to discuss, from North Korea to cyberattacks to recent reports of Chinese espionage in American institutions. Peter Narvarro is a professor of economics and public policy at the University of California, Irvine. He recently directed a film entitled “Death By China.”

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

Philip Gourevitch and Dexter Filkins on Obama's national-security team.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Philip Gourevitch and Dexter Filkins on Obama's national-security team.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The Xi-Obama summit

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

The Xi-Obama summit

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obama and His Enemies

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Jonathan Alter, columnist for Bloomberg View, analyst for NBC News and MSNBC and the author of The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies (Simon & Schuster, 2013), offers analysis of the news and looks back at the 2012 presidential election.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obama's 2012 Win; NJ Senate Election; Internet Hate Speech

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Jonathan Alter’s new book The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies tells the story of the 2012 election. He talks about that and analyzes the current news. Plus: Abraham Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League on how to fight viral hate speech on the Internet; Rutgers professor Ross Baker on the special election to fill Lautenberg’s Senate seat; and Curtis White talks about his book on the defense of arts and culture against “scientism.”

Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Strolling Pols and Dancing Waters Edition

Saturday, June 01, 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 durability of President Obama’s bipartisan relationship with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the showdown over judicial appointments

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Transportation Nation

Christie Faces Climate Change Protest

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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New Jerseyans protesting Chris Christie's climate change policies greeted the Governor as he appeared with President Barack Obama at the Asbury Park Convention Center Monday.

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Listen to Lucy

Graduates need a dose of reality

Monday, May 27, 2013

Graduates need a dose of reality

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Through the Looking (Google) Glass Edition

Saturday, May 25, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss how Apple and other corporations avoid paying U.S. corporate taxes. They also discuss Obama’s new drone and Guantanamo policies.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Cyberwar

Thursday, May 23, 2013

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent at the New York Times, and the author of (now in paperback) Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power (Broadway, 2013) talks about the use of cyberattacks in the conflict with Iran.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Second-Term Scandal Trifecta Edition

Saturday, May 18, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss President Obama’s season of scandals and his prospects for second-term governing. Then, they talk in more detail about the Justice Department’s snooping on AP journalists.

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

Steve Coll, Margaret Talbot, and Ryan Lizza on Obama's scandal season.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Steve Coll, Margaret Talbot, and Ryan Lizza on Obama's scandal season.

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The Takeaway

Obama Administration Juggling Multiple Scandals

Thursday, May 16, 2013

This week, three major scandals have picked up steam in Washington: the I.R.S. unfairly targeting conservative groups, the Department of Justice's subpoena of journalists' phone numbers and last year's attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich shares the latest on the series of firestorms in Washington.

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The Takeaway

The House Votes to Repeal Affordable Care Act for the 37th Time

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Today marks the 37th time the House has attempted to repeal the health care law. Is there any possibility of the law finally being overturned, and if not, why do Republican leaders persist in attempting to do so? The Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich explains.

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The Washington Report

Are American utility companies at risk for a new kind of cyber attack?

Monday, May 13, 2013

In this week's Washington Report, Kerry Nolan speaks with New York Times' Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger about a new kind of cyber-attack; he looks at what we learned from the Benghazi hearings and ponders the question: is the President a lame duck already?