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5 Things You Should Know About Mike Huckabee

Friday, April 17, 2015

He's run marathons and issued more than 1,000 pardons and commutations as governor of Arkansas. Here's what you might not know or remember about Huckabee.

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Why A Blockbuster Of A Trade Deal With Asia Matters

Friday, April 17, 2015

Congress is giving President Obama new powers to help seal the deal on an ambitious Asia-Pacific free trade agreement, a move that angers many Democrats and unions.

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#NPRreads: From The Hell Of The North To 'Trash' Food

Friday, April 17, 2015

We highlight a 160-mile cycling race, reminiscences of an interview with the Oklahoma City bomber, the Finnish prison system, the nuclear deal with Iran, and the meaning of calling someone "trash."

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The Takeaway

Oklahoma City: 20 Years of Healing Continues

Friday, April 17, 2015

This weekend, the nation will pause to remember a dark moment in American history: The Oklahoma City Bombing, which took place 20 years ago this Sunday.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Week One For the Clinton Campaign

Friday, April 17, 2015

Three reporters covering the Clinton campaign break down the first week of the campaign, including this week's visit to Iowa by Mayor de Blasio, who has yet to endorse her.

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The Takeaway

On The Front Lines of The War Against Boko Haram

Friday, April 17, 2015

VICE News' Kaj Larsen, the only journalist on the front lines of the fight against Boko Haram, discusses Nigeria's campaign against the group with an inside look at fight on the ground.

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Morning Edition

Senator's 'Let It Go' Ringtone Disrupts Committee Hearing

Friday, April 17, 2015

During the panel's hearing on Thursday, Sen. Pat Roberts cellphone rang. And what ringtone does the Kansas Republican have on his phone? It was the theme from the Disney movie Frozen, "Let It Go."

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Chicken in Every Burrito Bowl Edition

Friday, April 17, 2015

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss the newly launched presidential campaigns of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican contender Marco Rubio. They also talk about the recent action by Congress over the Obama administration

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Clinton Campaign Week One; How to Think About Sex; Child Support Woes

Friday, April 17, 2015

Week one of the Clinton campaign; how to think about sex; the logic problem that puzzled the Internet; how child support laws punish parents and how LBJ's "Great Society" came to be. 

The Brian Lehrer Show

How LBJ's 'Great Society' Came To Be

Friday, April 17, 2015

Princeton professor Julian Zelizer talks about the forces that helped shape the legislation that President Johnson labeled the 'Great Society.'

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Fighting Boko Haram, Remembering Oklahoma City, and Saving Songbirds

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Takeaway visits the front-lines of Nigeria, we remember the Oklahoma City Bombing, and Jonathan Franzen asks us to imagine a world without birds.

On The Media

Covering the Longshots

Friday, April 17, 2015

How will reporters cover 2016 candidates who probably won't win? Likely, a lot. David Leonhardt of the New York Times cautions against giving them too much attention.

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On The Media

Washington's Nerds Go To Prom

Friday, April 17, 2015

Patrick's Gavin's new documentary, "Nerd Prom: Inside Washington's Wildest Week" is a behind-the-scenes look into the White House Correspondents Dinner.

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On The Media

I Hereby Dub Thee...

Friday, April 17, 2015

New York Magazine's Jaime Fuller on the media's habit of assigning each presidential candidate a simple descriptor.

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Money Talking

Rubio And Clinton Start Out On The Same Economic Note

Friday, April 17, 2015

The two newest presidential candidates kicked off their campaigns with a strangely similar message this week: let's fight for the working class.

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On The Media

Watchdogs In Tuxedos

Friday, April 17, 2015

A week before the 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner, Bob revisits his critical trip to last year's event.

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On The Media

"Young, Charismatic, & Ambitious"

Friday, April 17, 2015

The press repeatedly uses the same words to describe 2016 candidates. Plus: filming the police; Washington's "nerd prom"; and a conservative take-over of the Hugo awards.

On The Media

The Sad Puppy Takeover

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Hugo Awards, science fiction writing's highest honor, have become an ideological battleground. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Council's Budget

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Queens City Council member Julissa Ferreras gave the official response to the mayor's budget from the City Council -- she discusses where they agree and where they don't.

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

Wrongful Imprisonment

Thursday, April 16, 2015

“So many of the exonerees I met were offered various kinds of plea bargains or deals that they didn’t take because they just were not able to bring themselves to admit to a crime that they didn’t commit,” the New Yorker staff writer Ariel Levy says on this week's Political Scene podcast. Levy joins her fellow staff writer Jennifer Gonnerman and the host Dorothy Wickenden to talk about wrongful imprisonment and prison abuse in the United States. They discuss New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to prevent people from being held for years without trial, the top-down culture of violence in correctional facilities, and the difference between how the criminal-justice system is supposed to work and how it works in practice. “There is a central tension in the job of a prosecutor," Gonnerman says. "Some people would say it is their job to seek justice for the victim, and some people would say the job is to get convictions and hit some sort of unofficial quota. That central tension is what you see at play in these cases.”

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