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Bush Sees Approval Hike, But Trumanesque Recovery? Unlikely

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A poll released days before the opening of George W. Bush's presidential library in Dallas is serving as fodder for some sequestered GOP nostalgia about his two terms in the White House.

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A New History Puts a Critical Eye to Florida's Past

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Earlier this month, Florida celebrated the 500th anniversary of explorer Ponce de León’s discovery of the state. In new book, "Finding Florida," T. D. Allman takes a critical look at the forces that shaped that state — starting with Ponce de Leon.

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Montana's Max Baucus To Retire; Republicans Eye 2014 Chances

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The influential red-state Democrat from Montana who helped craft Obamacare but bucked his party last week in voting against expanded background checks for gun sales will retire in 2014, according to published reports. He becomes the sixth Senate Democrat to announce a pending retirement.

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It's ScuttleButton Time!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The complaints begin anew. First, it was indignation over the April Fool's puzzle. Now, it's how EASY last week's one was. Well, here's another ScuttleButton for you to figure out.

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Boston Case Casts Shadow Over Senate Immigration Hearing

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Senate Judiciary Committee turned its attention back to the immigration overhaul proposal Monday, even as opponents began to use the Boston bombers' journey to the United States as a cautionary tale.

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Immigration Overhaul Seems On Track Despite Boston Tragedy

Monday, April 22, 2013

Did the Boston bombings slow or derail efforts to overhaul the nation's immigration system? Early indications are that it's on track.

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Anthony Weiner Makes Twitter Comeback

Monday, April 22, 2013

The disgraced politician who resigned his congressional seat after sending sexual images to female followers on the social networking site — and then lying about it — rejoined Twitter on Monday. His first tweet was a link to a policy paper he authored.

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Airport Delays Raise Questions About Controller Furloughs

Monday, April 22, 2013

Some travelers faced delays Monday as furloughs of air traffic controllers began taking effect. Thanks to mandated federal budget cuts, the furloughs can't be avoided, the Federal Aviation Administration says. But critics want the Obama administration to cut some other part of the budget instead.

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'Managing Tragedy': A Defining Moment For Civic Leaders

Monday, April 22, 2013

Governors and mayors become the faces of communities coping with events such as natural disasters or mass killings. They have to offer the impression that someone is in charge, despite what may be scant preparation and while dealing with heartbreak themselves.

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A Rand Paul White House Path Complicated By Dad's Legacy

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Kentucky senator says he's "considering" a 2016 run for the White House. Backers tout the built-in support and money networks established during 2008 and 2012 presidential runs by his father, former Texas Rep. Ron Paul. But others view the dad's libertarian legacy as a decidedly mixed bag.

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An Exploration Of The Changing Lives Of Women

Sunday, April 21, 2013

In the coming decade, another 1 billion women will enter the global workforce, with most moving from farms to service jobs. The workplace is changing women — and they are changing the world.

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On The Media

Politicking During Tragedy

Friday, April 19, 2013

Between battling for high profile legislation on guns and immigration and consoling a nation, Obama had to walk a tightrope this week. Brooke talks to Glenn Thrush, Senior White House Correspondent for Politico, who says that reconciling what was happening inside and outside Washington, was not as hard as it might seem.  

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Stubbornly, Manchin Maintains Optimism On Background Checks

Friday, April 19, 2013

Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who lent his name to bipartisan legislation that would have extended background checks for gun purchasers to gun shows and online sales, isn't letting go. At least not yet. Others in the Senate, however, seem ready to move on.

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Boston Bombing Suspects Are Brothers Living In U.S. For Years

Friday, April 19, 2013

The two suspects in Monday's deadly Boston Marathon explosions and the Thursday night murder of a police officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are brothers from a former Soviet republic who were in the United States legally for years and lived together in a Cambridge, Mass., apartment.

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Breaking Down Senate's Immigration Overhaul Bill

Friday, April 19, 2013

The new Senate proposal to overhaul immigration policy is more than 800 pages long. Host Michel Martin gets a crash course on some of the details and what they mean for immigrants and the rest of the country. She's joined by immigration lawyer Sonia Ansari and Matt Barreto from the polling group, Latino Decisions.

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How To Lock Down A City

Friday, April 19, 2013

Fast breaking developments in the marathon bombing manhunt put the city of Boston on lockdown. Host Michel Martin checks in with Boston resident Neil Minkoff, and gets perspective on keeping a major city safe during a manhunt from former London police official, Brian Paddick.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Immigration Bill Details

Friday, April 19, 2013

Jordan Fabian, politics editor for Fusion, a Univision-ABC joint venture, talks about the Senate proposal on immigration reform and how the Boston marathon bombing might change the political calculus around the bill. Fabian joins from outside a Senate hearing on the bill, where news of the Boston bombing manhunt is influencing the process. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has had to postpone her testimony to address the unfolding situation.

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It's All Politics, Apr. 18, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

A somber week, with people wasting no time putting the Boston tragedy in political terms. President Obama unleashes on Congress after a background check rider to the gun bill goes down. At least the latest exploits of Mark Sanford and Anthony Weiner keep NPR's Ken Rudin and Ron Elving amused.

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It's ScuttleButton Time!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Please forgive me for the cruel, April Fool's ScuttleButton, which ultimately was deliberately unsolvable. This week's puzzle is on the up and up.

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Boston Bombing On White House And Russia's Radar

Friday, April 19, 2013

Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Scott Horsley, who has the White House perspective on news of the Boston Marathon bombings manhunt. NPR has confirmed that the two suspects were from Chechnya. For insights on that region, Morning Edition talks with Matt Rojansky, deputy director of the Russia and Eurasia program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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