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Democrat Seeks To Authorize Operations Against ISIS

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Rep. Adam Schiff of California plans to introduce a bill that would authorize military operations against ISIS. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Rep. Schiff about the new legislation.

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What Romney's Retreat Means For GOP Hopefuls

Saturday, January 31, 2015

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with senior Washington editor Ron Elving about the narrowing Republican presidential field for 2016 and what we've seen so far in the first month of the new Congress.

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The Takeaway

The Weekender: Code-Switching, Civics, and Gender Online

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender!

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On The Media

Too Little, Too Late

Friday, January 30, 2015

WikiLeaks learns that its private data had been given to the US Government by Google over three years ago, with no notice until now.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg's Signature Anti-Poverty Program to be Expanded by de Blasio

Friday, January 30, 2015

WNYC
The mayor plans to continue the work of the Young Men's Initiative to ensure it meets goals set by President Obama.

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

The Evolution of Islamic Extremism

Friday, January 30, 2015

On this week’s Political Scene podcast, the New Yorker staff writer Jon Lee Anderson joins host Dorothy Wickenden to talk about the current status of the war against Islamic radicalism. The two discuss the ways in which terrorism is expanding across the Middle East, the dystopian vision of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), and the limited impact of ISIS’s defeat in the Syrian town of Kobani. “Once again they have been stopped on the Turkish border, but they have found ways in which to appear to be important,” says Anderson. “In this rarefied media world that we live in, what gets more headlines: The fact that ISIS was pushed out of Kobani or this horrific hostage situation with the Japanese journalist and the Jordanian pilot?”

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All Things Considered

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

WNYC
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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On The Media

Security Journalism Isn't A Crime

Friday, January 30, 2015

Journalist and activist Barrett Brown received a lengthy prison sentence for "linking to hacked material." Security journalist Quinn Norton worries her beat might now be criminalized.

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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

WNYC
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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