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The Brian Lehrer Show

Working Families Party; Sandy Aid Problems; Marijuana Legalization; NYC Quiz

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Bill Lipton, the New York State director of the Working Families Party, discusses his party’s agenda and how it plans to keep Mayor de Blasio accountable. Plus: how Sandy aid disbursement is hurting Governor Christie’s reputation; a book on the history of marijuana legalization in the United States and its implications; and a quiz on local trivia for Brian Lehrer Show listeners and for Christopher Winn, the British author of a book about New York City secrets.

WNYC News

How Christie Ally Profited From NJ Transit

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

WNYC

David Samson's law firm was hired for legal work on plan his transition committee recommended.

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WNYC News

Obama Builds on Bloomberg's Young Men's Initiative

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

WNYC

President Obama plans to draw from one of Mayor Bloomberg's signature initiatives to ensure young men of color have access to more economic opportunity.

The former mayor will be at the White House Thursday when Obama makes the official announcement.

The new national program is based on Bloomberg's Young Men's ...

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Debbie Dingell Poised To Keep U.S. House Seat In The Family

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Despite Rep. John Dingell's assertion that he and his wife "are coming home" when he retires at the end of the year, Debbie Dingell is expected to announce Friday her intention to run for his seat.

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All Things Considered

Swiss Bank Finds Itself Under American Scrutiny

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Credit Suisse has been accused by senators of helping American clients hide assets from the IRS. The Swiss bank's top executives are answering the allegations in a congressional hearing on Wednesday.

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All Things Considered

Rep. David Camp Releases Tax Overhaul Plan

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Rep. Dave Camp, who heads the Ways and Means Committee, is releasing a tax overhaul plan that would simplify the tax code. But even fellow Republicans are skeptical about its prospects.

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All Things Considered

After Days Of Deliberation, Controversial Ariz. Bill Is Vetoed

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A bill passed last week by Arizona lawmakers would have allowed business owners to refuse service to gays and lesbians on the basis of religious beliefs. Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed the bill on Wednesday.

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The Takeaway

Today's Highlights | February 26, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Also on Today's Show: A stunning new report shows that childhood obesity rates have dropped by 43 percent for kids 2- to 5-years-old...Early voting started this week in Texas and the race for Governor, along with some other statewide offices, might just show where the Republic and Democratic parties are headed down the road....Scientists from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory are using imaging tools to better manage one of the worst droughts in this country's recorded history...World Science U provides another entry point in the online education universe and aims to make science visual, interactive, and exciting.

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Supreme Court Allows Stanford Ponzi Scheme Suits To Go Forward

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The high court agreed with investors who lost billions in a massive fraud perpetrated by tycoon Allen Stanford. By a 7-to-2 vote, the justices allowed their state class action suits to go forward.

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New Jersey News

Chris Christie Live! Embattled Gov Jokes His Way Through Town Hall

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

WNYC

Amidst all the pension talk, a light blows out and Christie tells an adoring crowd it's to make him "look better."

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WNYC News

City Commemorates Anniversary of Trayvon Martin's Death

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Communities around the city are marking the second anniversary of the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin with several rallies, an art exhibit and a film.

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Lobbyists Amp Up Efforts To Sell Washington On E-Cigarettes

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

As they wait for the Food and Drug Administration to propose regulations for the nascent e-cigarette industry, lobbyists frame the product as way to move tobacco smokers "down ladder of risk."

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Morning Edition

Davis, Abbott Expected To Win Texas Gubernatorial Primary

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

State Senator Wendy Davis is the Democratic hopeful. She's challenging Republican Greg Abbott, the state's attorney general. Both are expected to easily win their primaries.

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The Takeaway

Arizona Under Scrutiny Over Gay Discrimination Bill | Real People / Best Pictures: '12 Years a Slave' | How Horrible is It Outside? Use a Winter Misery Index

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Childhood Obesity Rate Drops by 43 Percent | Arizona Under Scrutiny Over Gay Discrimination Bill | Texas Political Battles Offer Insight Into National Races | Scientists Team Up to Fight California's Drought | How Horrible is It Outside? Use a Winter Misery Index | Real People / Best Pictures: '12 Years ...

Obama And Boehner Relationship Anything But Solid

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The president and the House speaker have had few face-to-face meetings, and their relationship has more often been marked by angry finger-pointing.

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Talking History: Black Senators Celebrate Their Legacy

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

To mark Black History Month, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott brought five current and former African-American senators together for a historic event at the Library of Congress.

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All Things Considered

Chris Christie's Sandy Problem

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The New Jersey governor may be grabbing national headlines for the Bridgegate scandal, but it's the slow Superstorm Sandy recovery that's causing him headaches back home.

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WNYC News

Cuomo "No Opinion" On Whether Port Chief Should Resign

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

WNYC

New York's Governor offers no reaction to calls for resignation of Port Authority Chairman David Samson.

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All Things Considered

Before Lawmakers, Former Inmates Tell Their Stories

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin is calling on federal and state prisons to ban solitary confinement for juveniles, pregnant women and the mentally ill. He held a hearing in Washington on Tuesday.

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All Things Considered

After More Than A Year, Obama And Boehner Sit Down Just To Talk

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Speaker Boehner and President Obama are holding their first private conversation in 14 months — a streak that may say less about the two men than it does about politics, leadership and voters today.

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