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The Takeaway

Loretta Lynch's Nomination: A Costly Compromise?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Senator Mitch McConnell refused to move forward on Loretta Lynch's confirmation as attorney general until the Senate reached an agreement on a sex trafficking bill.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sen. Menendez Indicted on Federal Bribery Charges

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Sen. Robert Menendez was indicted on federal corruption charges. NJPR's Nancy Solomon, NJTV's David Cruz & The Takeaway's Todd Zwillich explain the charges.

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WNYC News

New York's Budget: Behind the Scenes and the Numbers

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The scramble to meet the budget deadline left lawmakers frustrated and fiscal experts digging for details.

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WNYC News

Senator Reid Steps Down, Endorses Schumer to Succeed Him

Friday, March 27, 2015

On the heels of his announcement that he's not running for re-election, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is backing New York Senator Chuck Schumer as his successor.

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The Takeaway

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid Will Not Seek Re-Election

Friday, March 27, 2015

Senate minority leader from Nevada, Harry Reid, announced that he will not seek re-election in 2016. It's a surprise move that leaves open a leadership position for the Democratic party.

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The Takeaway

Abortion Fight Delays Vote for Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

It's been four months since President Obama nominated Lynch to be attorney general, but her confirmation has been delayed due to an abortion provision in a human trafficking bill. 

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The Takeaway

Sorry. The Iran Letter Is Not Treason.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hyperbole isn't unprecedented in Washington, and neither is the behavior of the 47 Senate Republicans who penned an open letter to Iran's leaders, undermining the Obama Administration.

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The Takeaway

Obama's Attorney General Pick Goes Before Senate

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

If confirmed, Loretta Lynch will be the first black female attorney general in U.S. history.

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The Takeaway

White House Clashes With Senate Over Iran

Thursday, January 22, 2015

​On Wednesday​, the White House clashed with senators about whether a new round of sanctions against Iran might prevent the U.S. and Iran from reaching a deal in nuclear talks.

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The Takeaway

KSM's Defense Has Questions For VP Cheney

Thursday, December 11, 2014

In light of the Senate report on CIA torture, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's lead defense attorney describes what questions he would ask former V.P. Dick Cheney if he took the stand at Gitmo.

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The Takeaway

The CIA Torture Report: A 'Gut Check Moment' for U.S. Democracy

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The report, which includes several disturbing findings, finds that "the interrogations of CIA detainees were brutal and far worse than the CIA represented to policymakers and others."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Torture Report Is Out

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The long-delayed Senate Intelligence Committee report on Bush era "enhanced interrogation techniques" has been released. So what's in it?

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The Takeaway

Immigration & A Changing America: Your Conversation

Friday, November 21, 2014

President Obama finally announced his long-expected executive action on immigration. The politicians have had their say—how do you feel about the plan? Join the discussion here.

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The Takeaway

Playing Politics With the Keystone XL

Monday, November 17, 2014

Senator Mary Landrieu is facing a runoff for her seat. She worked with the GOP to bring the Keystone XL Pipeline up for a vote. Will it help her in Louisiana?

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WNYC News

Senate's New Climate for Wall Street: Warmer With A Chance of Surprises

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Republican wins could give a boost to banks.

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The Takeaway

As the Dust Settles, What's Ahead for The GOP

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Now that the dust has settled after the 2014 midterm elections, what's ahead for the GOP? Former NRCC Chairman and Congressman Tom Davis explains.

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The Takeaway

Following The Money in The $4 Billion Midterms

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

With a price tag of nearly $4 billion, the 2014 midterm elections are the most expensive in American history. An investigative reporter follows the money trail. 

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The 2014 Midterm Election - Your Conversation

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

The Takeaway explores the results of the 2014 midterm elections and what it means for the future of American politics.

WNYC News

Andrew Cuomo Wins Second Term as NY Governor

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The governor promises four more years of fiscal restraint and social progress after a contentious campaign against Republican Rob Astorino.

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WNYC News

Cory Booker Sails to Victory

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

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He'll return for his first full, six-year term after beating out Republican Jeff Bell and outspending him more than $17 million to $400,000 this election cycle. 

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