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Senate Blocks Measures To Extend NSA Data Collection

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Senate worked late into the night but was not able to figure out what to do about expiring provisions in the Patriot Act that authorize the NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.

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Senate Blocks Bill To End Government Collection Of Phone Records

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Senate worked late into the night but failed to agree on extending government surveillance programs under the USA Patriot Act before adjourning for the Memorial Day holiday.

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Fast-Track Trade Authority, A Step Toward Asia Deal, Passes Full Senate

Friday, May 22, 2015

The bill still must clear the House. The measure would clear the way for President Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership, which is unpopular with labor groups and some Democrats.

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

The Options and Obligations in the Fight against ISIS

Friday, May 22, 2015

Dexter Filkins and Nicholas Schmidle join Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the options and obligations in the fight against ISIS.

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WNYC News

Politicians Keep Fundraising, Even Without Campaigns

Friday, May 22, 2015

It's not illegal. But it can be confusing.

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All Things Considered

Week In Politics: U.S. Policy On Islamic State, 2016 Presidential Race

Friday, May 22, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and Ramesh Ponnuru of the National Review about U.S. policy on the self-declared Islamic State and the 2016 presidential race.

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All Things Considered

State Department Releases First Set Of Clinton Emails

Friday, May 22, 2015

The State Department released the first batch of emails from when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state on Friday. They relate to Benghazi, Libya, and the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate there.

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All Things Considered

Obama Faces Criticism For Light Footprint Strategy Against Islamic State

Friday, May 22, 2015

President Obama says the U.S. is not losing the fight against the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq, but his strategy has come under criticism after the fall of Ramadi.

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Here's Where Hillary Clinton Gave Her Controversial Foundation Speeches

Friday, May 22, 2015

Her speeches were delivered largely at universities and on Wall Street, which has already made them sources of controversy for the 2016 presidential candidate.

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On The Media

The Wrong Hypothetical Question

Friday, May 22, 2015

In interviews over the past two weeks, 2016 hopefuls are facing a bad hypothetical question on Iraq: "knowing what we know now" would they have authorized the 2003 invasion?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Three Choices for America

Friday, May 22, 2015

Ian Bremmer outlines three options for the future of U.S. foreign policy.

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The Takeaway

Clean Up Continues Along Santa Barbara Coast After 'Nightmare' Oil Spill

Friday, May 22, 2015

After an oil pipeline dumped more than 100,000 gallons of crude oil along the California coastline, environmental groups are starting to tally up the damage.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Assessing Terror Threats, Real and Imagined

Friday, May 22, 2015

The former national coordinator for security and counterterrorism uses his real-world expertise to write a novel.

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The Takeaway

Nebraska Fights to Ban the Death Penalty

Friday, May 22, 2015

On Wednesday, the Nebraska state legislature voted to ban the state's death penalty. But will they have enough votes to override the governor's promised veto?

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Irish Voters Decide Whether To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Friday, May 22, 2015

Polls show the "yes" vote is stronger in the conservative, predominantly Catholic country. But public opinion surveys could be masking a "shy no vote," observers say.

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Morning Edition

Congressional Stalemate Threatens To Kill Phone Data Program

Friday, May 22, 2015

Congress continues to debate the USA Patriot Act. A key provision allowing the bulk collection of Americans' phone records expires at the end of the month.

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WNYC News

Turbulence Ahead: Chris Christie and the 'Chairman's Flight'

Friday, May 22, 2015

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Here's how United Airlines sought big fee reductions from the Port Authority, greased by a special flight route, fancy meals and campaign contributions — and how it all fell apart. 

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Slate Political Gabfest

The "Osama bin Laden Sure Read Boring Books" Edition

Friday, May 22, 2015

Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson discuss Osama bin Laden's reading list, Emma Sulkowicz's Mattress Performance, and the refusal by some male lawmakers to meet alone with female staffers.     The Slate Political Gabfest is sponsored by Stamps.com. Buy and print official U.S. postage using your own computer and printer, and save up to 80% compared to a postage meter. Sign up for a no-risk trial and a $110 bonus offer when you visit Stamps.com and use the promo code GABFEST.     And by Squarespace, the easiest way to create a beautiful website, blog, or online store. Squarespace features an easy to use interface, beautiful templates, and 24/7 customer support. Right now, go to Squarespace.com, and enter the offer code GABFEST at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace. Build it Beautiful.   Join Slate Plus! Members get bonus segments, exclusive member-only podcasts, and more. Sign up for a free trial today at www.slate.com/gabfestplus.     Twitter: @SlateGabfest Facebook: facebook.com/Gabfest Email: gabfest@slate.com Show notes at slate.com/gabfest

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The Takeaway

Ireland Votes on Marriage Equality

Friday, May 22, 2015

Today the people of Ireland will vote on a referendum on same-sex marriage. If it passes, Ireland will become the first nation to support gay marriage by a popular vote.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Ireland Votes, Santa Barbara Cleans Up, and a Memorial Day Picnic

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Takeaway looks at Ireland's referendum on same-sex marriage, we explore the oil spill in California, and we've got tips on perfecting your Memorial Day picnic.