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Debt Ceiling Standoff? Not This Time

Monday, February 10, 2014

When Congress hits its debt ceiling at the end of the month, don't expect another big confrontation. House Republicans don't have the appetite for it and can't even agree on what points to negotiate.

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U.S. Resets Obamacare Deadline For Some Businesses To 2016

Monday, February 10, 2014

In the second delay for medium-size businesses under the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration says firms with 50-99 workers now have until Jan. 1, 2016, to provide health insurance. Larger companies must offer the coverage in 2015.

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WNYC News

New Bridgegate Subpoenas Probe Christie Chopper

Monday, February 10, 2014

18 new subpoenas from the special New Jersey legislative committee investigating Chris Christie's involvement in lane closures at the George Washington Bridge include one to the state police aviation unit, which indicates Democrats are examining the governor's helicopter rides.

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WNYC News

In de Blasio Speech, All About Inequality

Monday, February 10, 2014

In his first State of the City speech, the mayor reiterated his campaign themes, proposing better wages, more affordable housing, and universal pre-k.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Mussolini, the Pope, and the Rise of Fascism

Monday, February 10, 2014

David I. Kertzer talks about the complex and secret relationship that Pope Pius XI’s had with Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. The two men both came to power in 1922, and together changed the course of the 20th-century. Kertzer’s book The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe, shows how Pius XI played a crucial role in making Mussolini’s dictatorship possible and keeping him in power. But as Mussolini moved closer to Hitler, the pope started to lash out.

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WNYC News

Watch: Mayor de Blasio's State of the City

Monday, February 10, 2014

From income inequality to the city's response to multiple snowstorms in his first weeks in office,  here are five things you can expect the mayor to address during his speech.

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WNYC News

Cuomo's Tax Plan To Go Under Microscope in Albany

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Governor's promise to cut and freeze some taxes will get some scrutiny during budget hearings in Albany on Monday

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Family Meeting: Navigating Mixed Families

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Brian Lehrer Show hosts a two-hour special on the challenges and triumphs of "mixed" families. From race to religion to income and more, find out how families come together around their diversity.

The Washington Report

Snowden's Access to NSA Files, How the Olympics Are Burnishing Russia's Image, and Gay Marriage on the Federal Level

Monday, February 10, 2014

Kerry Nolan talks with The New York Times' David Sanger about how easily NSA leaker Edward Snowden was able to collect so much data; we turn to Sochi for a look at Russia's image here in the US and back home, the Attorney General is set to make an announcement on same-sex marriage.

WNYC News

NYC Progressives Continue Victory Lap With Mammoth DA Inaugural Bash

Sunday, February 09, 2014

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More than 800 turned out to crown a new Brooklyn DA.

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Holder Orders Equal Treatment For Married Same-Sex Couples

Saturday, February 08, 2014

The attorney general has ordered "full and equal protection" for such couples, a move that has far-reaching repercussions for how they're treated in federal proceedings.

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A Possible Explanation For How U.S. Diplomat's Call Was Tapped

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Victoria Nuland, a top State Department official, thought she was having a private conversation. But someone else was listening, and her undiplomatic remarks were leaked online. This is how it may have happened.

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3 Things To Know About The Looming Debt Ceiling Showdown

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Treasury says it's got enough cash on hand to last only until Feb. 27, so Congress has less than three weeks to act to stave off default.

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Bidding Starts Early For Site Of Obama's Future Library

Saturday, February 08, 2014

The Barack H. Obama Foundation launched this week, with the goal of raising millions of dollars to fund the 44th president's library and museum. The politics of picking a city for the venture, however, makes fundraising look easy.

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WNYC News

How I Landed a $38,000 Apartment in Brooklyn Heights

Saturday, February 08, 2014

WNYC's Tracie Hunte played real-estate roulette in the Mitchell-Lama housing lottery and won, but for now, she's among a shrinking number of New Yorkers who can do so.

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Trenton's Mayor Mack Found Guilty Of Bribery, Fraud Charges

Friday, February 07, 2014

A federal jury has found Mayor Tony F. Mack of Trenton, N.J., guilty of six charges ranging from extortion and bribery to fraud. Mack's brother was also convicted of some charges in the case, which involved plans for a parking garage.

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House Republicans May Get To Immigration, Just Not Now

Friday, February 07, 2014

In politics, it often comes down to timing. And right now, the timing just isn't good for congressional Republicans to take up an immigration overhaul.

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Disappointing Jobs Data May Point To A Tougher 2014

Friday, February 07, 2014

After consistent improvements in 2013, employment growth has downshifted over the past two months. Economists fear that could be pointing to slower growth in 2014.

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The Takeaway

News Quiz | Week of February 7

Friday, February 07, 2014

Are you a newsie? Do you know what's happening from Washington to Hollywood? Are you one of those people who always need to know? Do you watch or listen to the news religiously, convinced that what you hear will give you an edge? Be smarter than your pals. Prep your dinner party factoids. Gauge your knowledge about what happened this week, as heard on The Takeaway.

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Montana Lt. Gov. John Walsh To Replace Sen. Max Baucus

Friday, February 07, 2014

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock appointed his number two, John Walsh, to serve out the term of longtime Democratic Sen. Max Baucus, who was confirmed Thursday as U.S. ambassador to China. The appointment gives Walsh a brief incumbency advantage going into an expected tough fall battle.

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