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Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining the boutique investment bank Moelis & Company. The Virginia Republican was unexpectedily defeated in a June primary.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Changing Times

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

State senate candidates; how to help chronically drowsy teens; and a novel set in the tumultuous newspaper business of the 1990s. 

The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet the Candidates: NYS Senate 11th District

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

An introduction to two of the candidates running for New York State Senate in District 11, Queens: incumbent Tony Avella and challenger John Liu, former Comptroller.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Reducing Inequality in the 21st Century

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

How profit sharing and employee ownership at small and large corporations could help bolster the middle class.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

International Politics

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

New York Times correspondent David Sanger gives updates on Iraq and Syria.

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The World

A former UN relief coordinator says Iraqi and Syrian refugees pose the biggest humanitarian crisis of our generation

Monday, September 01, 2014

Jan Egeland says the current crisis caused by the Syrian civil war affects far more people than the notorious violence in Rwanda and the Balkans more than a decade ago. And the former UN official says no nation is addressing it — from the West to the Arab World, or powers like China and Russia.

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All Things Considered

Guns Boom In 2014 Campaign Ads

Monday, September 01, 2014

Ads with candidates shooting guns are proliferating this year. It can all be traced back to Sen. Joe Manchin's famed 2010 spot "Dead Aim."

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The World

Britain could strip citizenship from those who join Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria

Monday, September 01, 2014

The debate between security and civil liberties continues to heat up in the UK. More than 500 British citizens have reportedly gone to fight in Syria and Iraq, and the government wants to increase measures to make sure they don't bring violence with them when they return home.

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151 Years Later, Pickett's Charge Hero Gets Medal Of Honor

Monday, September 01, 2014

Wisconsin native Lt. Alonzo Cushing's award caps a nearly three-decade campaign to get the Civil War battle honor through Congress.

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It Might Sound Stupid, But Maybe It Isn't The Economy This Time

Monday, September 01, 2014

An oft-repeated bit of campaign advice held that, "It's the economy, stupid." But maybe in this mid-term election cycle, that's not quite right.

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Morning Edition

A Political Family, Funding And Running On Both Sides Of The Aisle

Monday, September 01, 2014

The wealthy Ricketts family includes conservatives and a liberal, activists and a candidate. Between them, they raise and spend a lot of political money — and exemplify how the system has changed.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Lasting Impact of the Roberts Court and the Changing Interpretations of the Constitution

Monday, September 01, 2014

Constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe looks at how the Roberts Court is revising the meaning of our Constitution and examines the court’s recent rulings.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Labor Day Special

Monday, September 01, 2014

This Labor Day, The Takeaway is all about hard work. 

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All Things Considered

Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says U.S. Case Is 'Stacked'

Sunday, August 31, 2014

One of the lawyers for self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resigned from the Army last week. He tells NPR the government is putting on a "show trial."

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Obama Faces Hard Decisions On Syria, Immigration

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.

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Rick Perry's Legal Trouble: The Line Between Influence And Coercion

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Texas governor is charged with abuse of office and coercing a public official, but he claims he was just doing what governors do: Vetoing a budget item.

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WNYC News

This Week In Politics: Christie, Cuomo — One Campaigns, The Other Doesn't

Saturday, August 30, 2014

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One governor has a re-election just days away — but he isn't the one campaigning. 

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Weekender: The Summer of 2014, Racial Diversity, and Rewriting Memories

Saturday, August 30, 2014

This weekend, The Takeaway looks back at some Emmy nominees, diversity in friendships, and we examine why the summer of 2014 was awesome.

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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Restriction On Abortion Clinics

Friday, August 29, 2014

Requiring every center that performs abortions to meet all the standards of a surgical center is excessively restrictive, says the federal district court judge who blocked the state rule Friday.

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Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me!

McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns To Avoid Being 'Distraction'

Friday, August 29, 2014

There's an investigation into a payoff scheme before the 2012 presidential caucuses in Iowa. Jesse Benton says suggestions of his involvement are inaccurate and politically motivated.

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