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The Washington Report

The search for Fed Chair continues without Lawrence Summers; The plan for Syria's chemical weapons

Monday, September 16, 2013

Kerry Nolan talks with New York Times Chief Washington correspondent David Sanger on the President's seeming indecision on Syria and Lawrence Summer's pullout as a candidate for Chair of the Federal Reserve.

The Takeaway

For Rep. Sanchez, Questions on Syria Remain

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Members of Congress returned to work on Wednesday, and though President Obama called off a vote on military action, questions remain over exactly how and when a diplomatic resolution may unfold. Joining The Takeaway is Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, who represents California’s 46th district and is the second highest ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee.

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The Takeaway

Proposals & Threats, But No Answers for Syria

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tonight President Barack Obama will make his case for U.S. intervention in Syria. The speech follows a week of ramped-up pressure for support of the President’s measure. Joining The Takeaway to explain how the U.S. may navigate the Syria puzzle is Jeremy Shapiro, a former advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on North Africa and Syria and now a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution.

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The Washington Report

Will the U.S. government allow more surveillance oversight? Drone use in Yemen; and has the sequester really hurt the economy?

Monday, August 12, 2013

Host Kerry Nolan talks with New York Times Chief Washington correspondent David Sangerabout President Obama's plan to provide greater oversight when it comes to government surveillance programs; we look at drone strikes in Yemen and what that means in the war on terror and Congress left for its' summer break without dealing with the budget. Has the sequester really hurt the economy?

The Takeaway

The Muslim Brotherhood Weighs In On Egyptian Unrest | The Silent Epidemic in the South | Swearing is Changing

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

The Muslim Brotherhood Weighs In on the Unrest in Egypt | The Silent Epidemic in the South | Swearing is Changing—And That's a Good Thing | Texas Governor Rick Perry Won't Seek Re-election | The Next Policy Steps for the U.S. in Egypt | Race, America and the Justice System: Examining the George Zimmerman Trial | U.S. Could Speed Pull Out in Afghanistan 

WNYC News

What Surveillance Programs Say About the Obama Presidency

Friday, June 07, 2013

Two revelations this week about the federal government collecting data on citizens has reignited the debate about when national security trumps individual privacy. David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, weighs in on the federal government's practices and what they say about the Obama presidency.

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The Washington Report

President Obama meets in California with China's new leader and Attorney General Eric Holder summons news editors to a meeting - why the New York Times declined

Monday, June 03, 2013

In this week's Washington Report, David Sanger - chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times - speaks with Kerry Nolan about the upcoming meeting between President Obama and China's President Xi Jinping; about new military movements by China in the Pacific and why the New York Times was among the news outlets who declined to meet with Attorney General Eric Holder in the Justice Department's probe of press leaks.

The Takeaway

President Obama Seeks to Narrow 'War on Terror'

Friday, May 24, 2013

In the first major counter-terrorism speech of his second term, President Obama outlined guidelines for the use of drone strikes, laid out plans to close Guantanamo and sought to find a way to finally end the war on terror.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Next Phase in the War on Terror

Friday, May 24, 2013

Justin Vogt, senior editor for Foreign Affairs, and Jess Bravin, Supreme Court correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and the author of The Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay (Yale University Press, 2013), offer analysis of President Obama's speech on national security and counter-terrorism.

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The Takeaway

Why Closing Guantánamo Bay Might Not Enough

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Today, as President Obama refocuses the nation's counter-terrorism policies, he will also address the on-going efforts to close the Guantánamo Bay detention facility. Previously, as a Human Rights Watch advocate and attorney for the Department of Justice, Jennifer Daskal argued for the facility to be closed immediately. Now, though, she says that the issue is so complicated that simply closing the facility might not be enough.

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The Takeaway

Hearings for Obama Judicial Nominee Begin Today

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The most important court in Washington, D.C. may just be the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The D.C. Circuit, as it's known, hears some of the most important federal cases. The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin hearings today on the nomination of Sri Srinivasan to the D.C. Circuit.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The New Obama Energy and Environment Team

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

President Obama has nominated Gina McCarthy as EPA administrator and Ernest Moniz for Energy secretary -- and indicated that they will be empowered to push his environmental agenda with or without Congressional approval. Coral Davenport, Energy and Environment reporter for the National Journal, discusses the picks and what comes next.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

White House Press Access

Thursday, February 21, 2013

How secretive is the Obama White House, and should transparency be measured in access to the president? Glenn Thrush, Politico senior White House reporter, discusses the White House Press Corps' perceived lack of access to President Obama.

Reading List: Access to Obama

Politico: "Obama, The Puppet Master" | Washington Post's Erik Wemple | Gawker's Tom Scocca | The Atlantic's Matthew Cooper

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Senate Immigration Reform vs. The President's

Friday, February 01, 2013

Julia Preston, national immigration correspondent for the New York Times, explains the differences between President Obama's immigration reform proposal and the Senate's.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Jonathan Capehart

Monday, January 21, 2013

Our inauguration day coverage includes Jonathan Capehart, MSNBC contributor and Washington Post editorial board member who covers politics and social issues for the PostPartisan blog.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Joan Walsh

Monday, January 21, 2013

Joan Walsh, editor, writer, editor-at-large of Salon.com and an MSNBC political analyst, discusses the state of politics and the economy and how they’re shaping the president’s agenda. Walsh is also the author of What’s the Matter with White People.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Frank Rich

Monday, January 21, 2013

Frank Rich, New York magazine writer-at-large, talks about the speech, the state of the country, and the challenges facing the president as he begins his second term. Read his latest here.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Todd Purdum

Monday, January 21, 2013

Todd Purdum, national editor of Vanity Fair, looks at what we can expect from the president’s second term in office. Read his latest here.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Inauguration Day

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Leonard Lopate Show presents a presidential inauguration special. Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post and MSNBC discusses President Obama’s speech. Then Frank Rich, Todd Purdum, and Joan Walsh look at some of the key challenges facing the president's second term.

The Takeaway

From President Johnson to President Obama

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Robert Caro is the author of the multi-volume Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, “The Years of Lyndon Johnson.”  The most recent installment is entitled "The Passage of Power." He sat down with The Takeaway's John Hockenberry to reflect on the unique obstacles and successes President Johnson faced after his election in 1964.

 

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