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Republican Gov. Rick Snyder Turns To Voters To Approve Tax Increase

Friday, January 30, 2015

Some states are experiencing major budget deficits and several Republican governors are opting to increase taxes to make up for the shortfall. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder talks to Robert Siegel.

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All Things Considered

Week In Politics: Romney, Koch Brothers, Budget

Friday, January 30, 2015

Melissa Block talks to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Mitt Romney's decision to not run for president in 2016, the Koch brothers' plan to spend nearly $900 million dollars on campaigns and next week's budget proposal.

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All Things Considered

Romney Ends Flirtation With 2016 Presidential Run

Friday, January 30, 2015

After flirting with a third run for president, Mitt Romney now says he won't run in 2016. What does that mean for the rest of the GOP field?

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Mitt Romney Won't Run For President In 2016

Friday, January 30, 2015

"I've decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee," Romney said in a statement to supporters, according to multiple news reports.

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The Takeaway

The Sound Of Public Radio Beyond 'Middle Aged White Dudes'

Friday, January 30, 2015

What constitutes a proper “public radio” voice? One black contributor says minority voices often feel the need to code-switch to be heard.

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The Takeaway

As Ebola Case Drop, American Doctor Speaks Out

Friday, January 30, 2015

As the number of confirmed Ebola cases declines, Dr. Craig Spencer tells his story of being the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in New York City.

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Morning Edition

Former Democratic Sen. Jim Webb Explores Presidential Bid

Friday, January 30, 2015

In considering whether to launch a presidential campaign, former Senator Jim Webb of Virginia tells Steve Inskeep his big challenge would be raising money to promote his ideas.

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Morning Edition

4 Reasons Why It's Veto Season At The White House

Friday, January 30, 2015

In his first six years in office, President Obama issued just two vetoes, the fewest of any president going all the way back to James Garfield. But that's about to change.

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WNYC News

Three Men and Their Slush Funds

Friday, January 30, 2015

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NEWS ANALYSIS: Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is not the only one who had off-budget funds at the state Health Department. What led to Silver's arrest is just part of Albany culture.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The "Can You Buy a President for $889,000,000?" Edition

Friday, January 30, 2015

Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the Koch Brothers' big bet on 2016, the Supreme Court's death penalty case, and the merits of Jonathan Chait's "Not a Very P.C. Thing to Say" piece.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Code-Switching, Jails and The Super Bowl

Friday, January 30, 2015

The Takeaway talks to a black reporter about the perceived "whiteness" of public radio, we look at efforts to reform American prisons, and an unlikely viewing spot for the Super Bowl.

WNYC News

Billionaire's Boondoggle or Essential Tax Credit? More Debate Over 421-A

Thursday, January 29, 2015

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Tenants rights rallied outside City Hall demanding an end to a controversial tax break for real estate developers. The City Council appears to agree.

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WNYC News

Ebola Doc Craig Spencer Speaks Out

Thursday, January 29, 2015

His Ebola diagnosis kicked off a media firestorm, but now, in an exclusive interview with WNYC, Dr. Spencer talks about his trip to Guinea, his diagnosis, and the backlash.

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All Things Considered

Guantanamo Bay A Sticking Point Between U.S., Cuba Since 1903

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Guantanamo Bay is home to the United States' oldest overseas base. Melissa Block talks to Vanderbilt History Professor Paul Kramer.

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Schoolbook

Teachers Union Fires First Shot in Battle Over Charter School Cap

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Union leaders say charter schools shouldn't be rewarded by Albany lawmakers until they accept more of the most difficult to teach students. 
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McCain Calls Protesters 'Low-Life Scum' At Senate Hearing

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The anti-war demonstrators were shouting at former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who was attending a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on global security challenges.

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Senate Prepares To OK Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Despite Obama Veto Threat

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sixty senators support the measure, but it doesn't appear to have enough backing to override a presidential veto. A vote could come as early as today. The House approved a similar measure this month.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

'I Will Be Loretta Lynch'

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The president's Attorney General nominee was asked, "You're not Eric Holder, are you?" by a Republican senator. We go through what we learned on Day 1 of the confirmation hearing. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Senator Gillibrand's Plan to Fix Parental Leave

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The U.S. has no laws requiring paid maternity or parental leave, but Gillibrand says that by paying the cost of a cup of coffee per week, we could be covered for paid emergency leave.

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Obama's Budget Would Undo Broad Cuts Made In 2013

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The across-the-board spending cuts made in 2013, known as the sequester, reduced defense and domestic budgets by hundreds of millions each. Republicans are expected to fiercely defend that plan.

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