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Slate Political Gabfest

The "Can You Buy a President for $889,000,000?" Edition

Friday, January 30, 2015

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Koch Brothers' big bet on 2016, the Supreme Court's death penalty case, and the merits of Jonathan Chait's "Not a Very P.C. Thing to Say" piece.

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WNYC News

Amid Corruption Probes, Cuomo Kicks Off Second Term

Thursday, January 01, 2015

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The U.S. Attorney's Office is looking into whether the Cuomo Administration inappropriately tampered with an anti-corruption commission.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Hong Kong's political crisis

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Hong Kong's political crisis

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The Takeaway

2014 Midterm Elections Heat Up

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Democrats have held the majority in the Senate for almost eight years now, but as the November 2014 elections approach Republicans are feeling confident they can take it back. This week, we're taking a closer look at some of the 36 races heating up across the country. 

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The Takeaway

The Militarism That Led to World War I

Thursday, July 17, 2014

In the decades before World War I, the mass production of weaponry capable of damage and death on an unprecedented scale was developed. As a result, European militaries grew in size and influence, and took on an expanded role in civilian governments.

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On The Media

Fighting Telecom Giants

Friday, February 21, 2014

All across the country, communities are fighting to build their own broadband internet networks as an alternative to the services offered by big cable companies. However, these efforts have often been thwarted by legislation lobbied for by, you guessed it, the cable companies. Bob talks with James Baller, president of the Baller Herbst Law group, who has long been leading the legal charge on behalf of municipalities.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Can Renzi break Italian deadlock?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Can Renzi break Italian deadlock?

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

Hendrik Hertzberg and Ryan Lizza on Hillary Clinton

Friday, February 14, 2014

Hendrik Hertzberg and Ryan Lizza on Hillary Clinton.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The You’ll Drag Me Out of this Supreme Court in a Pine Box Edition

Friday, December 20, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: A judge rules against NSA spying, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's refusal to resign strategically, and a look at the original "welfare queen."

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The tug of war over the future of Ukraine

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The tug of war over the future of Ukraine

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The Let Me Just Swab Your Cheek Gabfest

Friday, June 07, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The government tracks millions of Verizon phone calls, Chris Christie sets a date for the New Jersey senate election, and the Supreme Court rules on routine DNA

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The Takeaway

What Next for Gun Control Advocates?

Monday, April 29, 2013

A longtime proponent of stricter gun laws, New York Representative Carolyn McCarthy considers how the effort to push for tougher gun regulations is likely to move forward, after the Senate defeated several proposed gun control measures earlier this month.

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The Takeaway

Is Mary Jo White a Tough Cop or a Wall Street Insider?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

President Obama's nominee to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, Mary Jo White, continues to receive praise and criticism for her background. By some, she's hailed as the tough prosecutor who took down John Gotti and a laundry list of most-wanted terrorists. But White has also come under fire for her connections to big banks. Peter Henning is a law professor at Wayne State University. Formerly, he was a Senior Attorney with the SEC's Division of Enforcement.

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WNYC News

Five-Term Sen. Frank Lautenberg Announces Retirement

Thursday, February 14, 2013

New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg says he will not seek re-election in 2014.

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The Truth

The Modern Prometheus

Friday, November 02, 2012

What happens when a corporation becomes a person? In this satire by Tony Award-winning playwright Greg Kotis, we follow a company called Geneva Mutual that becomes a sentient being. Performed by Louis Kornfeld, Rachel Hamilton, Tom Ligon, Chet Siegel,...

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The Civic Wit of Humorist Harry Hershfield

Monday, October 15, 2012

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"New York City Mayors I Have Known" might be the better title for this 1954 installment of Campus Press Conference featuring guest Harry Hershfield -- columnist, cartoonist, and "Toastmaster Extraordinary."

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

Hendrik Hertzberg, Ryan Lizza and John Cassidy review the conventions and assess the state of the race.

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Hendrik Hertzberg, Ryan Lizza and John Cassidy review the conventions and assess the state of the race.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Utter Tosh Edition

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner and Dana Stevens discuss the new USA series "Political Animals" starring Sigourney Weaver, the Daniel Tosh rape joke controversy, and Dana's lack of interest in all forms of games.

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The Takeaway

Rep. Barney Frank on DOMA Ruling

Friday, June 01, 2012

A federal appeals court in Boston ruled unanimously yesterday that the controversial Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, as it discriminates against legally married same-sex couples by denying them the same federal benefits afforded to heterosexual couples. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich discusses the ruling with Congressman Barney Frank.

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The Takeaway

Looking Ahead to the New Hampshire Primary

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Now that Iowa’s critical caucus is over, attention turns to the nation’s first primary. A predominately Republican state, New Hampshire primary has held many surprises in the past, such as John McCain's overwhelming victory over George W. Bush in 2000. Former Utah Governor John Hunstman has almost solely focused on New Hampshire over the past months, and spent Tuesday evening campaigning in the New England state instead of Iowa.

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