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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: "Was That the Alamo or the Battle of the Bulge?" Edition

Friday, October 18, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The why and wherefore of the end of the shutdown. Plus, what Facebook's new policy means for teenagers.

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WNYC News

Post Shutdown Immigration Courts Reopen - But Problems Could Continue

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Immigration courts are re-opening Friday, but it’s unclear how hearings that were canceled during the shutdown will be rescheduled.

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The Takeaway

Crisis Averted: Congress Ends Government Shutdown, Raises Debt Ceiling

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Last night Congress ended the shutdown and raised the debt ceiling, avoiding the latest manufactured fiscal crisis. But before the relief kicks in, know that the drama is not over. The budget passed last night is only a temporary one that will have to be revisited in December, otherwise there will likely be a replay of the same situation. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich explains what happened and the way ahead.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Deal in DC

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Hakeem Jeffries, U.S. Representative (D-NY8) from Brooklyn, talks about the late-night legislating that reopened the federal government this morning and avoided default on the government's debt.

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Robert Costa, National Review's Washington editor, updates the latest on the shutdown/debt ceiling in Congress.

 

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The Takeaway

Senate Reaches Bipartisan Fiscal Deal

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The uncertainty on Capitol Hill seems to be over—for now at least. Democratic and Republican Senate leaders have reportedly reached an agreement on a deal to reopen the government and avert a debt ceiling breach. With us to discuss the latest developments in the nation's capital is Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich.

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The Takeaway

States Anxiously Hope for Federal Budget Deal

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The shutdown continues, the debt ceiling deadline looms and states are scrambling to fill in the gaps. In the wake of the Great Recession, state budgets are already stretched thin—and a federal default could spell catastrophe. Michigan state budget director John Nixon and California budget office deputy director H.D. Palmer discuss how states are coping.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Gabfest Extra: Day 15, Veering Around Madly

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Slate's David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Matt Yglesias discuss the looming debt ceiling crisis as the shutdown enters its third week.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Cory Booker; Human Evolution; Neologisms; Shutdown Latest

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Newark mayor and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator from New Jersey Cory Booker discusses his campaign ahead of Wednesday's election. Plus: Harvard evolutionary biologist Daniel Lieberman on his new book The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease; new neologisms with New York Times culture writer Liesl Schillinger; and the latest on the government shutdown and talks over raising the debt ceiling with Buzzfeed's Kate Nocera.

Slate Political Gabfest

Gabfest Extra: Day 14, Deal or No Deal?

Monday, October 14, 2013

Slate's John Dickerson and David Plotz discuss the potential fiscal crisis deal emerging in talks between the Sentae's Democratic and GOP leaders.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics

Monday, October 14, 2013

Joe Nocera, op-ed columnist for the New York Times, discusses the latest news out of Washington and previews the upcoming week in politics.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Gabfest Extra: Day 11, Not So Fast

Friday, October 11, 2013

Slate's David Plotz and the Washington Post's Ezra Klein discuss whether the outlines of a deal taking shape will really solve the partisan standoff.

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The Takeaway

Senate Chaplain Preaches Compromise, Forgiveness During Shutdown

Friday, October 11, 2013

As Congress negotiates with President Barack Obama, and thousands of furloughed federal workers anxiously await a return to the office, Senate Chaplain Barry Black counsels compromise and compassion to his lawmaking flock. Today on The Takeaway, Senate Chaplain Black explores the role of faith in Congress, and discusses the federal shutdown.

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The Takeaway

House Inches Toward Debt Ceiling Compromise

Friday, October 11, 2013

It’s day 11, and there finally seems to be a breakthrough in the impasse in Washington. House Speaker John Boehner pitched a short term debt-cap increase yesterday, an offer that could come to a vote in the Capitol today. Joining The Takeaway to weigh in on the federal debt crisis is Mark Patterson, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and former Chief of Staff at the Treasury Department from 2009 until May of this year.

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Slate Political Gabfest

The Political Gabfest: "Do You Believe in the Devil?" Edition

Friday, October 11, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: The Shutdown continues, Justice Scalia speaks, and campaign finance gets a Supreme hearing.

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Money Talking

What Happens If Uncle Sam Can't Pay the Bills?

Friday, October 11, 2013

The federal government could default on its debt if it does not increase the amount of money it can borrow by October 17. 

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Slate Political Gabfest

Gabfest Extra: Day 10, Shutdown Corner

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mike Pesca and Slate's Dave Weigel discuss a Republican proposal to end the shutdown and debt ceiling standoff.

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WNYC News

Shutdown Leaves Some Immigrants Worried About Their Future

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Suyapa is used to worrying. She’s at the New York Presbyterian Hospital with her 10-year-old daughter Fatima who’s getting a blood transfusion.

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The Takeaway

Lessons from the Sequester and the Shutdown

Thursday, October 10, 2013

While few economists would argue that automatic spending cuts—through the sequester or the shutdown—are the best way to reduce wasteful spending, the cuts are in effect. Nick Gillespie, editor in chief of Reason.com and Reason TV, and Ryan Alexander, president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, examine what the federal government has learned from the sequester and the shutdown: What spending is wasteful, and which programs are worth it?

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The Republican role in the budget battles gripping Washington DC

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

The Republican role in the budget battles gripping Washington DC

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Slate Political Gabfest

Gabfest Extra: Day 9, Glimmers of Hope?

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Slate's David Plotz and Dave Weigel discuss possible movement in the shutdown and debt ceiling standoff.

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