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Notorious Drug Lord El Chapo Captured After Decade-Long Manhunt

Monday, February 24, 2014

His name is Joaquin Guzman Loera, a man that Chicago law enforcement called "Enemy Number One." But most know him simply as "El Chapo"—the kingpin of the Sinaloa drug cartel, who netted up to $3 billion a year through his international drug trafficking operations and left a bloodbath along the away. This Saturday, he was captured in a joint effort by Mexican authorities and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Ioan Grillo discusses the significance of this arrest. In addition to having covered Mexican cartels for more than a decade, Ioan is the author of “El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency.”

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Rep. John Dingell, Who Has Served A Record 58 Years, Is Retiring

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Michigan Democrat was first elected to Congress in 1955. He tells The Detroit News "I'm not going to be carried out feet first." Dingell is 87.

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Pentagon Budget-Cutting Plans Sure To Draw Flak

Monday, February 24, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel proposes cutting the size of the Army and taking steps that trim military pay and benefit costs. "We must now adapt, innovate and make difficult decisions," he says.

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Listen to Lucy

Big Brother can watch me work any day

Monday, February 24, 2014

Big Brother can watch me work any day

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Morning Edition

Billionaire Steyer Puts Money Toward Climate, Energy Issues

Monday, February 24, 2014

Liberal activist Tom Steyer pledged to spend $100 million in the 2014 election cycle to promote his favored cause of fighting climate change. David Greene talks to Steyer about his political plans.

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Morning Edition

Pentagon Officials To Outline Defense Budget Priorities

Monday, February 24, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will outline budget priorities during a news conference on Monday. A key question for the Pentagon: How to curb growth of military pay and benefits?

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Morning Edition

America's Richest Political Activists Pour Money Into SuperPACs

Monday, February 24, 2014

Hedge fund billionaires Thomas Steyer and Paul Singer are among those deploying their money to promote their issue agendas. Selected congressional candidates will receive political contributions.

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New Jersey News

Christie Relations With Press Get Frosty

Monday, February 24, 2014

WNYC

Maybe it means the scandal-plagued governor is back to his old self. Maybe it means he's cracking under the pressure. Either way, Chris Christie has had a number of dicey encounters over the last week.

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WNYC News

The Path to Labor Peace: De Blasio's Challenge

Monday, February 24, 2014

WNYC

To get a labor deal, Mayor Bill De Blasio also has to negotiate his way through a process that requires separate talks on wages, health care and retirement benefits. Oh, and on that last one, the pensions? He doesn't even have a seat at the table.

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WNYC News

Christie Rebuffs Reporters as Questions About his Port Chief Mount

Monday, February 24, 2014

More potential conflicts of interest have surfaced for Port Authority Chairman David Samson.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Analyzing the Obamacare Rollout Failure

Monday, February 24, 2014

Jonathan Alter, MSNBC analyst and author of The Promise: President Obama, Year One (Simon & Schuster, 2010), talks DC politics and his Foreign Affairs analysis of the how the president's management style led to a failed launch of the ACA.

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The Takeaway

Examining Ukraine's Uncertain Future | Drug Lord El Chapo Captured After Decade-Long Manhunt | Ice Warriors Chronicles U.S. Sled Hockey Team's Journey To Sochi

Monday, February 24, 2014

As Power Shifts, Examining Ukraine's Uncertain Future | Drug Lord El Chapo Captured After Decade-Long Manhunt | Egypt's Prime Minister, Cabinet Resign | Who Gets to Regulate Climate Change? SCOTUS to Decide | Ice Warriors Chronicles U.S. Sled Hockey Team's Journey To Sochi | How Should the International Community Respond ...

Transportation Nation

Families Coalesce to Push Beyond De Blasio's 'Vision Zero' Plan

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Parents whose children were killed or maimed by vehicles make an emotional plea on City Hall Steps to strengthen the mayor's plan.

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Running For Congress At Age 101

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Joe Newman, 101, is running for a seat in the House of Representatives from Florida's 16th congressional district. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with the candidate.

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A Republican View: U.S. Military Should Play No Role Syria

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Some in Congress believe sending aid to Syria's opposition forces will drag the U.S. into a war it can't win. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., about his adamant stance.

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Should The U.S. Choose Sides In Syria? A Democrat Says 'Yes'

Saturday, February 22, 2014

As violence grows in Syria, some in Congress say we should provide more assistance to the opposition. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., about why.

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FCC Won't Ask Journalists To Explain Themselves After All

Friday, February 21, 2014

The Federal Communications Commission conduced a strategic withdrawal from a politically controversial plan to ask journalists how they decide what is and isn't news.

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WNYC News

#Speedgate Hangs Over Murky LICH Deal

Friday, February 21, 2014

WNYC

Mayor de Blasio is hailing a deal to keep Brooklyn's Long Island College Hospital open. But that deal is no guarantee. Meanwhile, the press just wants to know about the speeding.

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Once-Obscure State Job Is Now Attracting Millions Of Campaign Dollars

Friday, February 21, 2014

No fewer than three new superPACs are working to elect their preferred candidates for secretary of state positions, even though officials overseeing elections are supposed to be neutral.

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Are The Barbershop Guys Sorry They Are Not Idris Elba?

Friday, February 21, 2014

The Barbershop guys weigh in on their best Olympic moments so far. Plus, they tell us why they're a better catch than Hollywood hunk Idris Elba.

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