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Giving Some Rope: A Brief History Of Tensions Between Politicians And The Press

Monday, July 06, 2015

Hillary Clinton's campaign took the term "wrangling the press" literally when it used a rope to control reporters. She and other candidates have a long history of frustration with the Fourth Estate.

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All Things Considered

S.C. Senate Votes To Remove Confederate Flag From State House Grounds

Monday, July 06, 2015

Lawmakers in South Carolina began debating Monday whether to remove the Confederate flag that flies in front of the State House in Columbia, S.C.

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All Things Considered

'Vendetta' Recalls The Ruthless Rivalry Between Bobby Kennedy, Jimmy Hoffa

Monday, July 06, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with James Neff about his new book Vendetta: Bobby Kennedy versus Jimmy Hoffa.

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All Things Considered

U.N. Report Highlights Surprising Global Progress On Poverty Goals

Monday, July 06, 2015

In 2000 the world's leaders agreed on an ambitious plan for attacking global poverty by 2015. Called the Millennium Development Goals, these time-bound targets spurred an unprecedented aid effort that helped slash the share of people living in extreme poverty in half. Now nations are hammering out an even broader set of goals for 2030, but this time the task is proving highly controversial. The Millennium Development Goals were drafted in a highly casual way and that simple process proved the key to their success.

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S.C. Senate Takes A Strong Step Toward Removing Confederate Flag

Monday, July 06, 2015

The state's Senate will need to approve the bill one more time before it can go on to the House. Monday's tally was 37-3; a final vote will be held Tuesday.

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Obama To Meet With Vietnam's Communist Party Chief Amid Concern Over China

Monday, July 06, 2015

Hanoi and Washington hope to strengthen economic and defense ties, especially in the wake of Beijing's construction on a disputed reef in the South China Sea.

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The Takeaway

Uneasy Path Ahead For Negotiations After Greek "No" Vote

Monday, July 06, 2015

Greek voters soundly rejected a bailout offer from European leaders. Europe framed the vote about staying in the European Union, while Greeks saw it as taking a stand for themselves.

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Donald Trump, 'Wrestling A Pig,' And The GOP's Struggle To Reform

Monday, July 06, 2015

The last thing the GOP wants is to be seen as an anti-immigrant, anti-gay and anti-science. The party has vowed to reform since President Obama's re-election, but change is proving hard.

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The Takeaway

Upgrading Surveillance Equipment Complicates Iranian Nuclear Deal

Monday, July 06, 2015

A sticking point for a final Iranian nuclear deal is the use of high-tech equipment to monitor the nuclear program, which Tehran fears could be used for espionage.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics: Jake Tapper

Monday, July 06, 2015

Jake Tapper, CNN's new "State of the Union" host, breaks down the latest news in campaign politics.

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The Takeaway

Undecided: Greece’s Future in Europe

Monday, July 06, 2015

What does Greece's referendum decision mean for its future in Europe?  

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The Takeaway

Hope For A Humane Solution For Greek Economy?

Monday, July 06, 2015

What would a fair deal look like for the Greek economy? Economists publishing a series of letters in the Financial Times have an idea for an "economically sane and humane" decision. 

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Morning Edition

Liberal Minority Won Over Conservatives In Historic Supreme Court Term

Monday, July 06, 2015

The latest session made history on several fronts, and accepted cases for next year that will likely make still more. This year the liberals won a lot — but that doesn't mean they will in the future.

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Road Trip with WNYC

Flyover Edition: What's In a Name

Monday, July 06, 2015

On The Media tells the story of one Pennsylvania paper that stopped using the word "Redskin" when referring to Washington's pro football team. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Black Churches Burning; Obama's For-Profit College Crackdown; Unscrambling Scrabble

Monday, July 06, 2015

A Monday morning politics round-up; black churches burning; Obama's for-profit college crack down; Scrabble unscrambled.

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: An Uncertain Future For Greece, U.S. Women's Soccer Wins World Cup, and (Un)Courteous Office Dining

Monday, July 06, 2015

The Takeaway looks at hope for a humane solution for Greece, an Iranian nuclear agreement sticks over sophisticated surveillance equipment, and Chicago's July 4th turns deadly.

All Things Considered

After Rejecting Bailout Plan, Greece's Economic Future Is 'Invisible'

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Greek voters turned down a bailout offer from European leaders on Sunday. Both before and after the votes were counted, Greeks were divided over how the outcome would affect the country's future.

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Kerry: Iran Faces 'Hard Choices' To Reach Nuclear Deal With West

Sunday, July 05, 2015

The secretary of state, who has been in talks in Vienna for the past several days, says an agreement could be done "quickly" if Tehran is prepared to compromise.

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Trump's Campaign Theme Song Headache? Blame Michael Jackson, Sort Of

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Candidates keep getting in trouble for picking theme songs without getting approval from the artist. You can trace this back to changes in both campaigning and the way companies sell products.

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A Reopened Embassy In Havana Could Be A Boon For U.S. Businesses

Saturday, July 04, 2015

When the U.S. reopens its embassy in Havana, it will increase its staff. That should mean more help for American businesses hoping to gain a foothold on the Communist island.

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