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California Rep. George Miller To Retire

Monday, January 13, 2014

A top ally to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, the California Democrat announced Monday that he will not seek re-election after serving in Congress for 40 years.

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New Jersey News

Political Fallout for Christie Continues

Monday, January 13, 2014

The New Jersey State Assembly is setting up a special investigative committee to look into the G.W. Bridge lane closure scandal as the political ramifications for Christie pile up.

Monday should have been the day that Governor Christie took a first step in the reshuffling of his administration in advance ...

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Transportation Nation

Christie's Connections: Who Knew What, When

Monday, January 13, 2014

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he was "blindsided" by the revelations his staff was involved with the George Washington Bridge lane closures. But a close look at emails and texts reveals that people close to him were aware of the closures.

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Majority In Congress Are Millionaires

Monday, January 13, 2014

An analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics found there wasn't much distinction between the two parties: Democrats had a median net worth of $1.04 million as compared to about $1 million for Republicans. In both cases, the averages are up from last year, when the numbers were $990,000 and $907,000, respectively.

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New Jersey News

Poll: Christie Still Popular with NJ Residents

Monday, January 13, 2014

A new poll finds Governor Christie remains popular with New Jersey residents in spite of last week's revelations that members of the Governor's staff played a direct role in the closure of local access lanes to the G.W. Bridge.

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The Takeaway

War on Film: Bridging The Civilian-Military Divide

Monday, January 13, 2014

On and off film, war isn't what it used to be. Nowadays, it seems like war films may represent a dual yearning to revisit combat experiences by those who served, and a desire to better understand conflicts by those who haven't. Award winning film author and lecturer Robert McKee has done extensive research on the depiction of war in the movies. He discusses how public sentiment and the kinds of wars we fight have changed what we see on the screen, and how the box office performs. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Highlights | January 13, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

On Today's Program: A nuclear-free Iran looks to be on the horizon, after Iran and six world powers agreed Sunday to put in place an interim accord that will curtail Iran's nuclear program...About 300,000 people in and around Charleston, West Virginia woke up for the fourth morning in a row without access to water...A look at the push and pull between the need for regulation and the need for industry to provide jobs and grow.

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Italians To New Yorkers: 'Forkgate' Scandal? Fuhggedaboutit

Monday, January 13, 2014

New York City's newly minted mayor found himself at the center of a minor scandal Friday after eating pizza "like a tourist." His offense? Tackling a slice with — gasp! — a fork and knife. Turns out, he's got some plausible deniability, Italians say.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Do Politics Influence Your Charitable Donations?

Monday, January 13, 2014

New City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito recently released tax documents that showed she didn't donate any money to charity in 2012. So what?

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New Problem For Christie: Audit Of Sandy-Related Spending

Monday, January 13, 2014

The New Jersey governor's office is already under fire over some seemingly dirty tricks involving the George Washington Bridge. Now there are questions about money spent on ads designed to bring back tourists after Hurricane Sandy.

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The Takeaway

Iraq War Vets Reflect as Al Qaeda Rebounds

Monday, January 13, 2014

Al Qaeda flags now fly over Fallujah and Ramadi, two of the major conflict zones for American troops throughout the Iraq War. For U.S. veterans who fought in the region, that news is hard to hear. Marine Michael Zacchea suffered severe injuries in a fire-fight in 2004 during what is known as the second battle of Fallujah. Benjamin Busch served two combat tours in Iraq as a Marine Corps infantry officer. David Retske is a former UAV pilot who served in Iraq from 2004 to 2005. Together they reflect on Al Qaeda's resurgence. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bridgegate Takes its Toll on Chris Christie

Monday, January 13, 2014

Matt Katz says that so far, much of Christie's inner circle is implicated in "damage control," but questions about whether Christie himself was involved in the planning linger.

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Transcript: Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' Interview With NPR

Monday, January 13, 2014

Full transcript of unedited interview with Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep.

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The Takeaway

Iraq War Vets Reflect as Al Qaeda Rebounds | Can You Teach Entrepreneurship? | War on Film: A Changing Story, Changing Box Office

Monday, January 13, 2014

Iraq War Vets Reflect as Al Qaeda Rebounds | World Powers & Iran Reach Deal on Nuclear Program | 300,000 Still Without Water in West Virginia | Balancing Regulation & The Need to Create Jobs | Can You Teach Entrepreneurship? | War on Film: A Changing Story, Changing Box Office

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The Washington Report

Gates' Explosive Memoir; Christie's Bridge Scandal

Monday, January 13, 2014

Kerry Nolan talks with the New York Times's David Sanger about the former Secretary of Defense's new memoir and is the George Washington Bridge scandal now out of Governor Christie's hands?

Transportation Nation

Bridgegate Continued: The Six Things to Watch For This Week

Sunday, January 12, 2014

More subpoenas, talk of impeaching Chris Christie, and the Cuomo question--what he knew, and when--are all swirling in the fallout from the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal.

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Nation's New Mayors Revive Big City Liberalism

Sunday, January 12, 2014

New mayors in cities such as New York, Boston and Minneapolis have made income inequality and racial inclusion top priorities. That's a different tack than some other recent progressive mayors, who focused more on keeping cities safe and budgets balanced.

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Lieutenant Governors Make Headlines — For All The Wrong Reasons

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Over the past year, four lieutenant governors have resigned amid scandal. Lieutenant governors may not have much power, but they're certainly capable of getting into trouble.

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The War Over Poverty: A Deep Divide On How To Help

Saturday, January 11, 2014

On the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson's "War on Poverty" speech, the clash between Republicans and Democrats on how to alleviate poverty has come front and center. Republicans insist that anti-poverty programs have failed; Democrats say they have worked and should be expanded.

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WNYC News

This Week in Politics: Bridgegate

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The biggest scandal of Chris Christie's career threatens a potential presidential bid. Andrea Bernstein, Nancy Solomon and Matt Katz break it all down, and Matt tells us why team Christie is worried.

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