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Audra McDonald Takes to Twitter to Criticize Indiana 'Religious Freedom' Law

Friday, March 27, 2015

Audra McDonald has taken to Twitter to sharply criticize Indiana's new law that allows businesses the right to deny service to gays and lesbians.
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All Things Considered

Week In Politics: Sen. Harry Reid's Retirement, Cruz's Appeal To Far-Right

Friday, March 27, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about Harry Reid's retirement announcement and Ted Cruz's appeal to the far-right.

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All Things Considered

In YouTube Video, Sen. Harry Reid Announces Retirement From Senate

Friday, March 27, 2015

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will not seek a sixth term next year and will retire after three decades in the chamber. He endorsed Sen. Charles Schumer to replace him as Democratic leader.

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All Things Considered

Nigerian President Faces Tough Reelection Campaign

Friday, March 27, 2015

Nigerians head to the polls Saturday to vote for their new president. The incumbent Goodluck Jonathan faces former military leader, Muhammadu Buhari, who says he's tough on security and corruption.

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How Senate Democrats Will Choose Their Next Leader

Friday, March 27, 2015

Closed-door leadership elections are held on a given day, but really take place over years of interaction and commerce among caucus members. Ideology and issues are not the paramount concern.

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With Reid Out, Republicans See An Opportunity

Friday, March 27, 2015

Democrats argue the top Senate leader's retirement might be a good thing. But it's going to set off a scramble to replace him in one of the most hotly contested races in 2016.

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6 Things You Might Not Have Known About Harry Reid

Friday, March 27, 2015

The senator from Nevada was raised in a home built of scavenged railroad ties and with a toughness that has carried him through his life and political career.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

FLONYC on the Nexus of Poverty, Crime and Mental Illness

Friday, March 27, 2015

Chirlane McCray spoke at a forum on Thursday on mental health, poverty and criminal justice. WNYC's Brigid Bergin & Cindy Rodriguez talk about the first lady's related work and role.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Catching Up With Rep. Jeffries

Friday, March 27, 2015

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries talks about his recent bi-partisan legislation, plus the continuing delay in confirming Brooklyn's Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General.

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What Reid Endorsing Schumer As Top Democrat Means

Friday, March 27, 2015

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid is not seeking re-election in 2016, but he is leaving no room for a leadership fight. He's throwing his support to his top lieutenant and message maestro.

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Reid Backs N.Y.'s Schumer To Succeed Him As Senate Democratic Leader

Friday, March 27, 2015

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid made the endorsement on Nevada Public Radio after saying earlier today that he won't seek re-election in 2016.

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The Takeaway

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid Will Not Seek Re-Election

Friday, March 27, 2015

Senate minority leader from Nevada, Harry Reid, announced that he will not seek re-election in 2016. It's a surprise move that leaves open a leadership position for the Democratic party.

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Sen. Harry Reid Says He Won't Seek Re-Election

Friday, March 27, 2015

The Democratic leader in the Senate announced his decision in a video. "My friend Sen. [Mitch] McConnell, don't be too elated," he said. "I'm going to be here for 22 months."

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WATCH: Obama, A 'Wire' Superfan, Talks To Show's Creator David Simon

Friday, March 27, 2015

The president called the show "one of the greatest, not just television shows, but pieces of art in the last couple of decades." Their conversation was about the effects of the war on drugs.

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Morning Edition

Senators Endure Vote-A-Rama With Coping Mechanisms

Friday, March 27, 2015

As they do every time the Senate takes up a budget resolution, senators spend hours voting on proposals they want to add to the document, which isn't technically a budget but a vision statement.

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Morning Edition

Air War In Yemen May Come At The Expense of Coalition Against ISIS

Friday, March 27, 2015

Most of the members of the coalition conducting air strikes in Yemen, are also members of the U.S.-led coalition in Syria that's been waging an air campaign against the self-styled Islamic State.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Troubled Co-Pilot, a Retiring Senate Leader, and Tying the Internet to the Real World

Friday, March 27, 2015

Today's Takeaways: A Troubled Co-Pilot, A Retiring Senate Leader, and Tying the Internet to the Real World

The Brian Lehrer Show

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries; How to Think About Aging; Subway Poetry

Friday, March 27, 2015

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries; #FLONYC; how to think about aging; a doctor advocates for fewer medical tests and a subway poetry project.

Amazingly, Congress Actually Got Something Done

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The leaders and members must, in a word, compromise. And on this occasion, Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi did just that, with skill and savvy.

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

David Remnick and Nathan Thrall on Obama and Netanyahu

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was elected to a fourth term, after casting doubt on prospects for peace with the Palestinians, long a goal of the United States, and decrying President Obama’s nuclear dealmaking with Iran. This week, David Remnick and Nathan Thrall talk about the rocky relationship between Obama and Netanyahu and the possibility of a two-state solution.

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