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Two Talks On The Docket For Netanyahu's White House Visit

Monday, March 03, 2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with President Obama at the White House on Monday to discuss two sets of talks: a framework for a deal with Palestinians, and an Iran nuclear deal.

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Ukraine Is The Latest Overseas Crisis To Blur DC's Partisan Lines

Monday, March 03, 2014

Politics may not stop at the waters edge (if it ever did). But it does get more complicated, as Russia's involvement in Ukraine is the latest foreign policy crisis to demonstrate.

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The Takeaway

Affordable Healthcare? It Depends Where You Live

Monday, March 03, 2014

You'd expect people in wealthier communities to pay higher premiums, and more moderate or low-income communities to pay lower premiums, but it doesn't always work out that way. Here's why.

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The Takeaway

Russia Demands Crimea Surrender

Monday, March 03, 2014

On Monday, an ultimatum was issued from Russia's Black Sea Fleet and delivered to Ukrainian forces in Crimea—the message from Russian naval forces was to surrender by 5:00 AM local time on Tuesday—or face an all-out assault. Natalia Antelava is in Ukraine reporting for PRI's The World. She provides a look at the rising tensions on the ground in Crimea. Steven Pifer, a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine from 1998 to 2000 and is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, weighs in on the way forward for Ukraine, Russia and the international community. 

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The Takeaway

Literature Offers Lessons For Growing Russian-Ukrainian Crisis

Monday, March 03, 2014

The tensions surrounding Ukraine's relationship with Russia have deep historic origins. Ukraine is a place with a culture and society entirely distinct from that of Russia, and yet one that was intimately familiar. Nowhere is this more evident than the literature of the region. Nikolai Gogol, regarded by many as the “father of Russian literature,” was actually born in what is today part of Ukraine. Anne Lounsbery, Chair of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University, tells The Takeaway what Gogol’s life and writing have to teach us about Russia and Ukraine.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Gail Collins on How Arizona Explains Politics

Monday, March 03, 2014

All of sudden, Arizona may be our weirdest state. Gail Collins, New York Times op-ed columnist and the author of As Texas Goes... How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda (Liveright, 2012), talks about Arizona's gay marriage and immigration laws, and how its local politics became a national story.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics: Domino, Charters, de Blasio and More

Monday, March 03, 2014

Dana Rubinstein, Capital New York political reporter, and Errol Lewis, NY1's host of Road to City Hall, set the week in local politics, from Bill de Blasio's counter-proposal for the Domino Sugar development, his moves to close some charters schools, and more.

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The Takeaway

Tensions Rise as Russia Tightens Grip on Crimea | Affordable Healthcare? It Depends Where You Live | Fracking Takes Toll on Texas Air

Monday, March 03, 2014

Tensions Rise as Russia Tightens Grip on Crimea | Affordable Healthcare? It Depends Where You Live | Fracking Takes Toll on Texas Air | Examining Our Decaying Infrastructure | Literature Offers Lessons For Growing Russian-Ukrainian Crisis | Oscar Pistorius Trial Gets Underway

The Washington Report

Russia's Move on Ukraine and Washington's Reaction

Monday, March 03, 2014

Kerry Nolan speaks with the New York Times' David Sanger about this weekend's move by Russian troops into the Crimea, the White House's reaction, and what happens going forward.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Local Politics Round Up; Ukraine; NY Adds Film Jobs

Monday, March 03, 2014

The de Blasio administration recently made a few big decisions on affordable housing and charter schools. Capital New York’s Dana Rubinstein gives an update on those issues, and more. Plus: The latest in the tug of war between Russia and the West; how failure can lead to creative success; and a new study finds that New York has gained more than 10,000 news jobs in film and television production between 2004 and 2012 while California has lost even more than that. The study’s author explains how states are incentivizing these jobs and what it means for the larger economy. 

Kerry Will Travel To Kiev Amid Escalating Crisis

Sunday, March 02, 2014

The secretary of state's trip comes as Ukraine's week-old government scrambles to mobilizing reserves in the face of Moscow's military incursion into the Crimea peninsula.

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5 Years On, Tea Party Patriots 'Making A Difference,' Co-Founder Says

Sunday, March 02, 2014

The Tea Party Patriots, one of the nation's largest Tea Party groups, celebrated its fifth anniversary this past week. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with the president and co-founder, Jenny Beth Martin.

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What To Watch For This Primary Election Season

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Primaries for the 2014 election season are about to kick off. NPR's Jacki Lyden checks in with NPR political editor Charles Mahtesian about the challenges to GOP incumbents from Tea Party candidates.

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FDA To Increase Access To Generic Morning-After Pills

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Last July, when the FDA approved unrestricted sale of Plan B One-Step, it also granted the drug's maker three years of protection from generic competition. Now the agency has reconsidered.

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In Drafting A Presidential Budget, Cost May Outweigh Benefit

Sunday, March 02, 2014

The president's budget no longer dictates policy as it once did, but the annual exercise in political theater continues — often receiving more criticism than praise. So what's the value in having it?

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Pakistani Taliban Promise Cease-Fire To Resume Peace Talks

Saturday, March 01, 2014

The offer comes after the break down of talks between Islamabad and the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan.

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WNYC News

This Week in Politics: Is Christie Getting his Mojo Back?

Saturday, March 01, 2014

This Week in Politics: Christie's up, and De Blasio gets his first major bill passed.

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Hillary Clinton's Political Acumen And Other Tidbits From New Docs

Friday, February 28, 2014

The new documents from the Clinton Presidential Library shed little new light on the former first lady, but they did provide a flashbacks to the political climate of the period.

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Obama Warns Russia Against Using Force In Ukraine

Friday, February 28, 2014

"Any violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing," President Obama said, urging Russia not to intervene and calling for an end to the recent violence.

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Another Bush Takes Aim At Texas Office And Family Dynasty

Friday, February 28, 2014

George P. Bush is the son of a governor, and grandson and nephew of presidents. On Tuesday, he's running for an elective office in Texas — and there's already talk he has his eye on higher office.

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