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The Leonard Lopate Show

Jonathan Capehart

Monday, January 21, 2013

Our inauguration day coverage includes Jonathan Capehart, MSNBC contributor and Washington Post editorial board member who covers politics and social issues for the PostPartisan blog.

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Todd Purdum

Monday, January 21, 2013

Todd Purdum, national editor of Vanity Fair, looks at what we can expect from the president’s second term in office. Read his latest here.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Joan Walsh

Monday, January 21, 2013

Joan Walsh, editor, writer, editor-at-large of Salon.com and an MSNBC political analyst, discusses the state of politics and the economy and how they’re shaping the president’s agenda. Walsh is also the author of What’s the Matter with White People.

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Frank Rich

Monday, January 21, 2013

Frank Rich, New York magazine writer-at-large, talks about the speech, the state of the country, and the challenges facing the president as he begins his second term. Read his latest here.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Inauguration Day

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Leonard Lopate Show presents a presidential inauguration special. Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post and MSNBC discusses President Obama’s speech. Then Frank Rich, Todd Purdum, and Joan Walsh look at some of the key challenges facing the president's second term.

The Washington Report

National Security Nominations and Mali

Monday, January 14, 2013

In this week's Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, talks to Kerry Nolan about some objections being raised by Republicans to President Obama's nominations of Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary, John Brennen as Director of the CIA and Jack Lew as Treasury Secretary, as well as the French involvement in Mali.

 

WNYC News

NYC Goes In Different Direction Than Feds Over Immigration Enforcement

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Immigration control has become the federal government's highest criminal law enforcement priority, according to a new report by the nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute. The report found that the Obama administration spent $18 billion on immigration enforcement last year. That's more than all of the Justice Department's law enforcement agencies combined — including the F.B.I. and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

President Obama's New Nominations

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Michael Hirsh, chief correspondent for National Journal, talks about the president's nominations of former Senator Chuck Hagel to be his new secretary of defense and John Brennan to head the CIA.

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WNYC News

Some Sandy Aid On Way, But Larger Request Remains in Hands of Congress

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

The first federal funds for New York City's Sandy recovery have been approved and are on the way to the tri-state area, but there was no news about the larger amount, $80 billion, that area lawmakers seek for post-Sandy recovery. Instead, lawmakers started poking holes in the full-court press from New Jersey and New York officials.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Obama Administration Codifying Drone Policy

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Scott Shane, reporter for The New York Times, discusses his report that the Obama Administration has been working on writing a rule book for U.S. drone use.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

First Cameraman

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Arun Chaudhary, the first official White House videographer, talks about his experience capturing behind-the-scenes moments of the president and his administration. First Cameraman: Documenting the Obama Presidency in Real Time gives a unique view of the government and the president in these historic and challenging times.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

New New Deal

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Michael Grunwaldsenior national correspondent for Time Magazine and the author of The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era,  writes in his new book about how the stimulus package was far more effective than acknowledged.

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David Sanger on Obama's Secret Wars

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

 David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent for the New York Times, discusses President Obama’s use of new tools and weapons—cyberwar against Iran, drone attacks in Pakistan, and increasing reliance on the Special Forces to hunt al-Qaeda. Sanger’s new book, Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power, provides a look inside the Obama adminis­tration’s national security decisions.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Forging Foreign Policy

Friday, June 15, 2012

James Mann, former Washington reporter, columnist, and foreign correspondent for The Los Angeles Times and author in residence at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, talks about his new book, The Obamians: The Struggle Inside the White House to Redefine American Power and discusses the Obama administration's decision to stop deporting some illegal immigrants who came to the US as children.

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It's A Free Country ®

Approval of Supreme Court Falls for Republicans and Democrats

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court is not expected to announce its ruling on the Obama administration's health care law until next month, but already, Americans across the political spectrum are feeling less supportive of the decisionmakers on the nation's highest court. 

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The Takeaway

US to Escalate Drone Campaign in Yemen

Friday, April 27, 2012

The CIA and the Pentagon have been granted new and broader authority to carry out drone strikes in Yemen. The Obama Administration reportedly approved the clandestine campaign's expansion earlier this month, reflecting growing concern over Yemen being a safe haven for Al Qaeda operatives. Greg Miller, national security correspondent for The Washington Post explains what this policy shift will mean for the US's overseas drone campaign.

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The Takeaway

Supreme Court Considers Arizona's Immigration Law Today

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fresh off hearing oral arguments for and against President Obama’s health care overhaul, the Supreme Court is stepping back into the political spotlight. Today, the high court will consider the legality of Arizona’s tough crackdown on illegal immigrants. Jeffrey Rosen, professor of law at George Washington University, talks about the major legal implications of SCOTUS' coming ruling. 

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The Takeaway

Obama Administration: Weak on Diversity?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

President Barack Obama’s team is reportedly on the hunt to hire more African-Americans, a search that has stirred a debate among black Democrats about Obama’s record on diversity and its implications for his reelection. Joining us is Jonathan Allen, Politico Senior Washington Correspondent.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Van Jones on Rebuilding the Dream

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Green economy pioneer Van Jones discusses his journey from grassroots outsider to White House insider. In Rebuild the Dream, he explains why he resigned his post as a special advisor to the Obama White House and proposes a plan to fix our democracy and renew the American dream.

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The Takeaway

Excerpt: "The Escape Artists"

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Shortly after four o’clock on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 13, 2011, U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner walked down the hall from his office toward a large conference room facing the building’s interior. He was surrounded by a retinue of counselors and aides. When they arrived in the room—known around Treasury simply as “the large”—four people were seated at a long walnut table on the side near the door. Geithner and his entourage greeted them, then walked around to the far side and took their seats.

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