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Digging Into The Truth About Messages, Images And Hard Times

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Ozy co-founder Carlos Watson tells NPR's Arun Rath about a televangelist in Singapore, a blog that analyzes news photography and one surprising recession trend.

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WNYC News

This Week in Politics: But Wait — What Kind of Mayor Will de Blasio Be?

Saturday, November 09, 2013

There was broad consensus among New Yorkers that Bill de Blasio was the best choice on Tuesday's ballot. He got 73 percent of the vote and won among every major demographic group. But now that the election is over, what do we actually know about how he will govern? WNYC Metro Editor Andrea Bernstein and reporters Brigid Bergin and Anna Sale review what we know — and the potential wild cards.

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Specials

The Long Game

Saturday, November 09, 2013

For more than a half a century, citizens of the Lone Star State have had intense, emotional battles over what children should and shouldn’t be taught in public school classrooms.

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Obama Donor Behind Third-Party Va. Candidate? Maybe Not

Friday, November 08, 2013

Rumors that a major Obama bundler bankrolled an effort to sink the Republican gubernatorial nominee in Virginia appear to be exaggerated.

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Week In Politics: Parsing Election Results And Health Law Hitches

Friday, November 08, 2013

Melissa Block chats with political commentators Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post and David Brooks with The New York Times to discuss the week in politics, including election results in New York City and New Jersey and President Obama's apology to people who are losing their health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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Philadelphians Elect First Whig Since 19th Century

Friday, November 08, 2013

After winning an election on a platform of pragmatism and compromise, Robert "Heshy" Bucholz is set to become what many believe will be the first Whig to hold elected office in Philadelphia since before the Civil War.

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California Congressman Wakes Up To Tough Re-Election Fight

Friday, November 08, 2013

California Rep. Mike Honda appears to have been caught dozing off twice in public recently. The optics could prove problematic for the veteran congressman, who is facing the toughest fight of his political career from a much younger challenger.

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Presidential Apologies: Regrets, They Have A Few

Friday, November 08, 2013

The recent history of White House apologies teaches us a lesson: Being president means never having to say you're sorry. At least not in a convincing, soulful, direct way.

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What Really Got Measured In This Month's Jobs Report?

Friday, November 08, 2013

October's jobs report looks good. But many economists believe the economy is becoming too complicated and technologically advanced for the Bureau of Labor Statistics to measure accurately using current methods.

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Should Jonathan Martin 'Man Up' Or 'Leave It On The Field?'

Friday, November 08, 2013

The Barbershop guys meet us in St. Louis this week. They'll weigh in on the Miami Dolphins' bullying debate, and ask whether a California high school's mascot is offensive.

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The Takeaway

Former Senator Norm Coleman on Why the House Should Pass ENDA

Friday, November 08, 2013

Yesterday the Senate voted to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act 64-32. If enacted, the Act would prohibit discrimination in hiring and employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. But in the House of Representatives, ENDA is expected to meet greater opposition. Speaking to Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich, former Minnesota Republican Senator Norm Coleman argues that his counterparts in the House should unite this bill.

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Friday Political Mix: Obama, CBS Apologize; Rand Paul Copied

Friday, November 08, 2013

President Obama issues personal apology for the problems with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, while CBS issues its own mea culpa for a 60 Minutes report that relied on a questionable source

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Outside Money Plays Big Role In Va. Race For Governor

Friday, November 08, 2013

Far-flung billionaires played a big role in the Virginia gubernatorial race. San Francisco environmentalist Tom Steyer and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent more than $2 million each to help elect Democrat Terry McAuliffe as governor.

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Budget Office Examines Cost Of Partial Government Shutdown

Friday, November 08, 2013

You might think shutting down the government would save money, but you'd be wrong. According to the White House budget office, during the 16-day partial shutdown, federal employees were paid roughly $2 billion not to work.

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Moderate GOP Group Targets Tea Party Candidates For Defeat

Friday, November 08, 2013

In the wake of the partial government shutdown, many establishment Republicans argued that the hardliners in the GOP, backed by the Tea Party, needed to be reigned in. Former Republican Rep. Steve LaTourette of Ohio tells David Greene about his efforts to put millions of dollars toward that goal in the 2014 mid-term elections.

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WNYC News

Questions for de Blasio Include Role for Wife, Move to Gracie

Friday, November 08, 2013

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After 10 months on the campaign trail, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, are taking some well-earned time off after he appears at the Somos El Futuro conference in Puerto Rico this week. But with just eight weeks before someone hands him the keys to City Hall, there are conversations to be had, even if it’s while decompressing on the beach.

Here are five things Mayor-elect de Blasio may be mulling between now and Jan. 1.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: The It's Not Plagiarism If You Say It in a Loud Voice Edition

Friday, November 08, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Christie's decisive victory, Paul's apparent plagiarism, and Bazelon's Nazi anatomists.

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Money Talking

Does it Take a Powerbroker to Run NYC?

Friday, November 08, 2013

This week, voters elected Bill de Blasio as New York City's new mayor by a decisive margin.  Now, can he deliver?

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The Takeaway

Super Typhoon Blasts Into Philippines | C.I.A. Pays AT&T for Big Data | The Places That Allow Us to Build and Dream

Friday, November 08, 2013

Super Typhoon Blasts Into Philippines | C.I.A. Pays AT&T for Big Data | Sen. Norm Coleman on Why the House Should Pass ENDA | New Movie Releases of The Week: 'The Book Thief,' 'Thor: The Dark World,' 'Dallas Buyers Club' | Restitution Process May be Long for Jewish Art Owners ...

Obama Apologizes To Those Who Lost Health Plans

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Facing criticisms that his new health care law is causing thousands of people to lose their insurance policies, President Obama issues an apology.

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