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The Stars of SnapChat, Vine and YouTube

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Gregory Brothers and Alphacat, both of whom make incredibly funny videos about President Obama, join the "Godfather of SnapChat" Casey Neistat to discuss new ways of storytelling.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Guy Beside the President

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

President Obama's former personal aide, Reggie Love, talks about his experience as the president's "body man." 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Permission to Wage War

Friday, February 13, 2015

President Obama has asked Congress for approval to use military force to fight ISIS. Slate's Fred Kaplan says the War Powers Act is mostly a charade, as lawmakers rarely turn it down.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

David Axelrod Believes

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

David Axelrod, political strategist on both Obama presidential campaigns and a close adviser to the president, talks about his memoirs and political news of the day.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

David Axelrod; NYC Accents; Living Cancer

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

David Axelrod joins us to talk about his career in politics. Plus: how doctors give cancer patients information; the best NYC accents; your pedestrian behavior; and more.

The Brian Lehrer Show

'I Know Because I Won Both of Them'

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

In his State of the Union speech last night, a confident President Obama noted that he "has no more campaigns to run." Our experts unpack Obama's policy proposals, and his tone.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

One Minute Where Obama Sounded Like de Blasio

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Progressive policies are going to sound similar, but we couldn't help but notice that President Obama echoed some of Mayor de Blasio's first year policies in last night's SOTU speech.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Here Come Obama's Last Two Years

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address at 9 PM to a Republican-controlled Congress in Washington. What should we expect to hear?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The State of the Union, When Obama's Popularity Was at Its Peak

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Our preview of President Obama's first State of the Union speech in 2009 pointed out something familiar—then, like today, the president was more popular than his economic policies. 
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WNYC News

Christie to Join Obama at Visit to New Jersey Military Base

Monday, December 15, 2014

The president and the Governor will visit Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst to thank troops and their families.

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WNYC News

Brooklyn Prosecutor Lynch Is Obama's U.S. Attorney General Candidate

Friday, November 07, 2014

Loretta Lynch would be the first African American woman in the position.

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The Takeaway

Time Running Out for Iraq

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Former Congresswoman Jane Harman, now president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, says time is running out to keep Iraq from coming apart.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Video, Chat, and Transcript: President Obama Address on ISIS

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

President Obama addressed the country about how the U.S. would lead a coalition to "degrade, and ultimately destroy" ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Read the transcript, watch the video.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

When "Coming Out" on Resumes Can Help

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Some studies indicate that "coming out" on your resume might help you find a job — especially if you're an African American man. Yitz Jordan aka rapper "Y-Love," a senior developer and contributor to Quartz who identifies as black, gay, and Jewish, discusses what that might mean in the context of President Obama's plan to prohibit discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation for federal contractors.

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The Takeaway

Obama Lays Out Foreign Policy Vision — But is it Too Late?

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

After announcing that some troops will stay in Afghanistan, President Obama delivers a major speech at West Point Wednesday. But there's little time left in his presidency for a foreign policy reboot.

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The Takeaway

Hope Fades in Ukraine as Conflict Intensifies

Friday, May 02, 2014

According to the Kremlin, all hope may be lost for an internationally negotiated deal in Ukraine. With national elections in just a few weeks, will Ukraine really be prepared to hold a free and fair vote?

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On The Media

"Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing"

Friday, February 07, 2014

On Sunday before the Super Bowl kickoff,  President Obama sat down with Bill O'Reilly for a rare one-on-one interview. O'Reilly asked the President about the rocky roll out of Obamacare, the attack in Benghazi, and the alleged targeting of conservative groups by the IRS. What did we learn? Conor Friedersdorf, staff writer for the Atlantic, says... nothing much at all. Bob talks with Friedersdorf about the performance and spectacle in this presidential sit down.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

SOTU Recap; Non-Profit NFL; Black Theology and the Church; Digital Detox

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

President Obama delivered his State of the Union address last night. James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic, recaps the speech and analyzes Republicans’ reactions. Then: the non-profit status of the NFL. Plus: Author and Pastor Raphael G. Warnock talks about his new book on the contrast between socially progressive black theology and more conservative black churches and Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC’s “New Tech City,” gives tips on how to detox from digital gadgets. 

The Washington Report

President Obama's Health Care Issues; Typhoon Haiyan and the Iranian Nuclear Deal Hits a Snag

Monday, November 11, 2013

Kerry Nolantalks with New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger about this weekend's failed nuclear negotiations with Iran, about the latest problems with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and why Typhoon Haiyan was so devastating.

Schoolbook

From Brooklyn, Obama Touts Six-Year High School Model

Friday, October 25, 2013

President Obama came to Brooklyn to pressure Congress to act on the budget and celebrate the model of P-Tech, a six-year high school. He said Brooklyn was cool when he lived there but "not this cool."

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