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5 Things You Should Know About Ben Carson

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The pediatric neurosurgeon, who entered the presidential race Sunday night, performed pioneering operations on conjoined twins and hasn't held public office before. Here's what you might not know.

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5 Things You Should Know About Carly Fiorina

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The former CEO of Hewlett-Packard once had a stint filing and typing for the company. She also dropped out of law school, survived breast cancer and once ran a campaign ad featuring demon sheep.

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Texas Governor Deploys State Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Texas' GOP governor is sending the Texas State Guard to monitor a military training exercise after right-wing militia alleged it's just a cover for the president's plan to put Texas under martial law.

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Full Senate Debates May Reveal Recent Bipartisanship As An Illusion

Saturday, May 02, 2015

On the committee level in the Senate, Republicans and Democrats have been able to get deals done. The problem will be what happens after bills leave the committees and head to the Senate floor.

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Author: Clinton Foundation Disclosures 'Sloppy At The Very Least'

Saturday, May 02, 2015

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Joshua Green of Bloomberg News about the Clinton Foundation and its apparent lack of transparency over donors.

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The Takeaway

The Weekender: Searching For Justice and Empathy

Saturday, May 02, 2015

In a special extended interview, actor Wendell Pierce of "The Wire" discusses the unrest in Baltimore, inequality, and police brutality.

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12 Motivational Moments With An Ohio Republican. No, Really

Friday, May 01, 2015

From Croatians and chocolate cake to Taylor Swift and Iran, Ohio GOP Gov. John Kasich, considering a run for president, weighed in on the issues of the day. He even peppered in advice from his mother.

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All Things Considered

Baltimore State's Attorney Known For Understanding City's Poor Communities

Friday, May 01, 2015

Marilyn Mosby rose to the national spotlight Friday with her announcement of the swift charges brought against the six police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray.

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Ohio Republican Gov. Kasich On Expanding Medicaid: 'It's My Money'

Friday, May 01, 2015

Kasich is thinking about running for president but the problem is whether he can get through a GOP primary with some of his issue positions.

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All Things Considered

Christie Staffer Pleads Guilty For Role In 'Bridgegate' Scandal

Friday, May 01, 2015

David Wildstein, Gov. Chris Christie's top staffer at the Port Authority, admitted to his role in orchestrating lane closures on the George Washington Bridge as political payback.

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All Things Considered

Week In Politics: Protests In Baltimore

Friday, May 01, 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 the protests in Baltimore.

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The Takeaway

Two Indicted in NJ Bridgegate Scandal

Friday, May 01, 2015

After a 16-month-long federal investigation into the George Washington Bridge lane closings scandal dubbed "Bridgegate," two indictments have come down.

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Reaction To Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby's Remarks

Friday, May 01, 2015

On Friday, Mosby announced that the death of Freddie Gray was a homicide. She is charging the city police officers with a range of offenses — including second-degree murder and manslaughter.

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The Takeaway

Six Officers to Be Charged in Death of Freddie Gray

Friday, May 01, 2015

Baltimore prosecutors have announced that they have probable cause to file homicide, manslaughter and misconduct charges against the officers involved in the the death of Freddie Gray.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Barney Frank, #1Week1Outfit Experiment, The Nursing Life

Friday, May 01, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Barney Frank (First) | Join Our #1Week1Outfit Experiment (Starts at 26:34) | The Nursing Life (Starts at 36:39)
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Beyond The Headlines, There's Much More To West Baltimore

Friday, May 01, 2015

At one intersection this week, violence was thoroughly documented. But the cameras missed the treasured public library that for years has educated and entertained the neighborhood's kids.

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WNYC News

Criminal Charges in Bridgegate Case

Friday, May 01, 2015

WNYC
David Wildstein pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy charges that he punished the mayor of Fort Lee by closing lanes to the George Washington Bridge. See our Christieverse interactive. 

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A Rough Week For Two Potential Presidential Candidates

Friday, May 01, 2015

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley got heckled in Baltimore for his policing policies, while New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's former ally pleaded guity for his role in the "bridge-gate" scandal.

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How Vietnam Put Picking Presidents In The Hands Of The People

Friday, May 01, 2015

After the Vietnam era, it's hard to see how either party could dial back on its commitment to letting the people - at least those active in party voting - be the deciders of presidential nominations.

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Latino 'Panhandlers,' Ted Cruz And The Republican Push For Hispanics

Friday, May 01, 2015

At the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce this week, Sen. Ted Cruz called the community "fundamentally conservative" and added, "I don't think I've ever seen a Hispanic panhandler."

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