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Black Openly Gay Judge Would Be Federal Bench's First

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

President Obama nominated Florida Judge Darrin Gayles to serve on the U.S. District Court bench. GOP Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who blocked the president's last nominee for the position, says he doesn't plan to object.

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Celebrities Turn Star Power Toward Political Stage

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Clay Aiken is the latest in a long line of actors, singers, reality TV stars and athletes to seek second careers in politics. But fame is no guarantee of success at the ballot box.

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WNYC News

Video: New Mayor, New Juvenile Justice Reforms?

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

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Mayor Bill de Blasio has tough decisions on how to continue reforming the juvenile justice system — and advocates are hopeful about this moment of mayoral transition.

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White House Creates 'Climate Hubs' To Help Rural Towns, Farmers

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

President Obama used an executive order to start a program intended to help farmers and ranchers cope with weather changes that have begun to alter growing seasons and crop health.

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Rethinking The 17th Amendment: An Old Idea Gets Fresh Opposition

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

For more than 100 years, voters have been able to pick U.S. senators themselves. Some conservatives think the country would be better off if state legislators made the choice.

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Activist Sandra Fluke Passes On Congressional Run

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

The women's rights advocate and lawyer has said she plans to run instead for the California state Senate spot currently held by Ted Lieu.

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Alarm As Haitians Flee Country

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Natural disasters, unemployment and poverty in Haiti have prompted many people to risk their lives to flee the country. Host Michel Martin speaks with Miami Herald reporter Jacqueline Charles about the struggles Haitians face and what's being done to fix the problem.

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The Takeaway

Will True Democracy Ever Come to Egypt?

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Three years ago this month, protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square reached a fever pitch—and the voice of the people was heard. But in the months and years since, Egypt’s future remains in limbo. At the end of January, news that interim military leader General Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi planned to run for the presidency left much of the world wondering if true democracy will ever have a place in Egypt. It's a question Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer, the director and producer of the Oscar-nominated documentary  “The Square,” have grappled with.

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Today's Highlights | February 5, 2014

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Other Highlights From Today's Show: Protests continue in Kiev, with opposition groups demanding changes to the Ukrainian constitution to limit the president’s powers. As MPs negotiate for the change, we look at the possible outcome of the upheaval...The March Against Fear aimed to unify and solidify the civil rights movement by marching from Memphis Tennessee to Jackson Mississippi. What actually happened, starting with the near fatal shooting of James Meredith, started a conversation among black activists.

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The Takeaway

Keystone XL Pipeline: The Local Perspective

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Over the last few months, the Keystone XL pipeline has become a national controversy. While environmental groups protest the pipeline's expansion from Cushing, Oklahoma to Alberta, Canada, Congressional Republicans are pushing for the Obama Administration's approval. With the national debate in the headlines, The Takeaway hears from three reporters to examine the impact of the proposed pipeline. Mose Buchele, a state impact reporter for KUT in Austin, Texas; Katie Schubert, news director for KIOS Omaha, and Joe Wertz, a state impact reporter in Norman, Oklahoma, weigh in.

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WNYC News

After Bridgegate, Port Authority Axes Job of Chris Christie Ally

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

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David Wildstein's job at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has been eliminated, according to an agency spokesperson.

When he came to the Port Authority, Wildstein's resume included political blogger, rug store manager, and mayor of tiny Livingston, NJ. He was given the title "Director of Interstate ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Comptroller Scott Stringer's First Month in Office

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Scott Stringer, New York City Comptroller, discusses his first month in office, from minimum wage efforts to his library audit and more. 

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The Takeaway

CVS to Stop Selling Tobacco Products | An Inside Look at the World of High Art Theft | Study: Humans Feel Only Four Basic Emotions

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Keystone XL Pipeline: The Local Perspective | A Look at Next Steps as Protests Continue in Ukraine | Lessons from the Revolution as Egypt Transitions to Democracy | Study: Humans Feel Only Four Basic Emotions | CVS Kicking the Habit: Pharmacy Chain to Stop Selling Tobacco Products | Recovering a Stolen Stradivarius: An Inside Look at the World of High Art Theft | How the March Against Fear Changed the Civil Rights Movement 

More Access To Health Care Means Millions Can Quit Or Cut Hours

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

A budget report estimates that about 2.5 million people will work fewer hours or not at all by 2023 because under Obamacare, they can get health care without holding down a full-time job. The news immediately became political fodder for critics of the Affordable Care Act.

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RNC Highlights Black History Month With Radio Ads

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

After a presidential election where GOP nominee Mitt Romney won just 6 percent of the black vote, the Republican National Committee is asking African-Americans to give the party another look.

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RNC's Priebus Insists Minority Outreach Effort Is Built To Last

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Much of politics is about symbols and gestures. And there were plenty of them at the historic Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C., where the Republican National Committee marked Black History Month.

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Women's Rights Activist Sandra Fluke Aims For Congressional Seat

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Fluke, a political lightning rod in 2012, might be joining what figures to be a crowded race to succeed retiring California Rep. Henry Waxman.

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Surgeon General Pick's Tweets Annoy GOP, But Not Enough To Block Him

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Boston physician Vivek Murthy, an outspoken supporter of the Affordable Care Act, told a Senate panel that as surgeon general he'll focus on obesity, smoking cessation, and vaccinating kids.

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WNYC News

De Blasio Out of St. Pat's Parade, But City Workers In

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

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The mayor said he will not stop uniformed city workers from marching in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade despite objections over the event's exclusion of openly gay people.

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House Republicans' New Immigration Proposals: 'Trap' or Opportunity?

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

House Republicans recently rolled out a set of immigration "principles" at their annual retreat. Fernando Espuelas of Univision, and National Review columnist Mario Loyola, tell host Michel Martin their thoughts on the proposals.

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