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What You Need to Know In the Run Up to Mid-Term Elections

Monday, September 15, 2014

We're in the final stretch ahead of the mid-term elections. To take stock of the issues that could determine the future of Congress, we turn to Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich.

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Meet Massachusetts's Newest U.S. Senator

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Yesterday a new day dawned on Massachusetts, as John Kerry bid farewell to his post as U.S. senator. His replacement, William "Mo" Cowan, will serve until a permanent successor is chosen in the June 25th special election. Callie Crossley, host of Boston Public Radio, shares more about Cowan and his selection.

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It Worked in Theory: Richard Nixon on Strategy in South Vietnam, 1966

Friday, November 30, 2012

WNYC

Richard M. Nixon chooses this 1966 appearance at the Overseas Press Club to lay out his position on Vietnam, but not before amiably ribbing Democrats and the press.

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Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency: Comic Books, "Soda-pop," and Societal Harm

Friday, August 24, 2012

WNYC

This is "not a subcommittee of blue-nosed censors," the chairman Robert Hendrickson claims, in his introductory remarks at these famous Congressional hearings on the link between comic books and juvenile delinquency, broadcast over WNYC on April 21, 1954.

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My America: Kirsten Gillibrand

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

 

 

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Bob Graham: From Senator to Novelist

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Bob Graham has accomplished a lot in his career. He served as governor, then senator of Florida, and on the 9/11 Congressional Inquiry Commission. Former Sen. Graham can now add “novelist” to his long list of achievements. His new book is called "Keys to the Kingdom: A Novel of Suspense." And while it’s fiction, some of the events and characters in the book bear a striking resemblance to former Graham’s real life. 

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Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski To Run As Write-In Candidate

Monday, September 20, 2010

Lisa Murkowski, the Republican senator from Alaska, may have lost the bid for nomination in the Republican primary, but that fact hasn't seemed to dampen her plans to continue her campaign for November's general election. 

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Following Arizona, Florida May Clamp Down on Immigration Laws

Friday, August 13, 2010

Florida may be giving Arizona a run for its money when it comes to cracking down on illegal immigration. According to a 2008 Pew Hispanic Center report, the Sunshine State ranks third in unauthorized immgrants, behind California and Texas. Now some state lawmakers are trying to pass legislation to change those numbers in a big way.

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Senator (Novelist) Barbara Boxer

Monday, October 12, 2009

Most people know Barbara Boxer as one of California's two Democratic senators, and some people know that she is the chair of the Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee. But did you know that she’s also a novelist? Her new political thriller, "Blind Trust," is in book stores now. She sits down with us to talk about her book, as well as U.S. policy on Afghanistan and climate change. (... click through for the full interview transcript)

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On Being

John Danforth — Conservative Politics and Moderate Religion [remix]

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Politics driven by a religious agenda, Danforth says, is true neither to his understanding of Christian faith nor to the traditional values of the Republican party. This veteran politician speaks about the values that have helped him navigate the line bet

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