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The CBO's Good News, Bad News Economic Report

Monday, January 26, 2015

New numbers from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office shows Obamacare implementation will cost 20 percent less than expected through its first decade.

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At Koch Summit, A Freewheeling Debate Among GOP Hopefuls

Monday, January 26, 2015

Do billionaires have too much influence in both major parties? Three top Republican presidential prospects say no.

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All Things Considered

GOP Says Obama Must Act First On New ISIS Resolution

Monday, January 26, 2015

In his State of the Union address, President Obama asked Congress to pass a resolution to show national unity in the war on ISIS. GOP lawmakers say Obama must draft that resolution, even as they sue him for acting alone on immigration.

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All Things Considered

India Rolls Out Red Carpet — And Camels — For Obama's Second Visit

Monday, January 26, 2015

Camels, dancers, military hardware and marching bands — all are on display in India before an American president trying to open a new chapter in U.S.-Indian relations.

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The Takeaway

The Architect of 'Broken Windows' Defends His Theory

Monday, January 26, 2015

George Kelling, one of the professors behind the "broken windows" theory of policing, says cops should operate on behalf of citizens, not in the name of racking up arrests.

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WNYC News

Silver Helped Shape NYC Skyline

Monday, January 26, 2015

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As Speaker of the Assembly, Sheldon Silver ensured tax breaks for the real estate industry. Corruption charges against him could change the game  

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Abortion Vote Shows How Much Democrats' World Has Changed

Monday, January 26, 2015

Of those 64 Democrats who cast a key anti-abortion vote in November 2009, only 12 remain in the House today.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

The Gay Capital of the Nineteenth Century

Monday, January 26, 2015

Recently in the magazine, Alex Ross wrote about the little known history of gay rights in Germany in the late nineteen and early twentieth century. He joins Amelia Lester on this week’s Out Loud podcast to discuss how many of the ideas that we consider foundational to the modern gay-rights movement were first articulated in Germany more than a hundred years ago, and why this period is often overlooked. “German culture over the last couple centuries is so often seen through the lens of Hitler, of the Nazi period,” he says. “We tend to omit aspects of the story that don’t fit that narrative. And this astonishingly progressive movement around gay rights is an example of something that just doesn’t fit our stereotype.”​

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Writing a Diary in a Guantanamo Jail Cell

Monday, January 26, 2015

Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned at the detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba since 2002. He has never been charged with a crime.

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The Takeaway

Obama's Move to Protect Arctic Wildlife Triggers Fight With GOP

Monday, January 26, 2015

To the dismay and fury of GOP leaders, President Obama urged Congress to protect 12 million acres of Alaskan wildlife, a move that would prevent all future oil and gas development.

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The Takeaway

California Keeps Parents in the Dark on Child Care

Monday, January 26, 2015

More than a million children attend day care or preschool programs in California, but it's nearly impossible for parents to access state records on the quality of these programs. 

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The Takeaway

Is ISIS Losing its Momentum?

Monday, January 26, 2015

Is ISIS having trouble maintaining tactical momentum amidst its continuing show of brutality? A veteran FBI analyst weighs in.

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The Takeaway

Radical Leftist Party Wins Greek Election

Monday, January 26, 2015

Greeks headed to the polls on Sunday, and voters elected one of the most radical left wing parties in Eurozone history, known as the Syriza.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Case of (Sheldon) Silver

Monday, January 26, 2015

Assembly Speaker Silver has announced he will temporarily step down from his leadership position in Albany in the face of corruption charges. 

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Morning Edition

Possible GOP Presidential Candidates Woo Iowa

Monday, January 26, 2015

The 2016 Iowa caucuses are a year away. On Saturday, a long list of potential candidates showed up at a political forum in Des Moines to begin courting the state's most conservative GOP activists.

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Morning Edition

Hagel: Stress Of 'Nonstop War' Forcing Out Good Soldiers

Monday, January 26, 2015

In an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says he is concerned about the toll of repeatedly rotating the same soldiers back to the front lines.

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WNYC News

Fresh Off Well-Received Iowa Trip, Christie Forms PAC for Presidential Run

Monday, January 26, 2015

Gov. Christie didn't pander to his audience at a conservative gathering over the weekend. Well, not exactly.

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All Things Considered

Will We See Veto Battles On Capitol Hill?

Sunday, January 25, 2015

With President Obama promising to vetoes, what are the possibilities of a few veto overrides during the next two years? NPR's Arun Rath puts that questions to the National Journal's Fawn Johnson.

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A GOP Weekend, Courtesy Of The Koch Network And Citizens United

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Contenders for the 2016 presidential race spoke at Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit, and on Sunday night senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul will participate in a livestreamed discussion.

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All Things Considered

Huckabee Serves Up 'God, Guns' And A Dose Of Controversy

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee sees America as divided into "Bubble-ville" and "Bubba-ville," a cultural split he describes in his new book, Gods, Guns, Grits, and Gravy.

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