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The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics: Syria Next Steps

Monday, September 09, 2013

Hari Sreenivasan, host of the new program PBS NewsHour Weekend, which launched this past weekend, talks about the impending vote on intervention in Syria, Congress's first week back from recess, and his new show.

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The Takeaway

NATO Breaks Silence on Syria | Back To School in Philadelphia, Minus the Budget | Wall Street & The Role of Women

Monday, September 09, 2013

NATO Breaks Silence on Syria | A Syrian-American's Case for Intervention | Five Years After the Financial Collapse, Is the Economy Still at Risk? | Back To School in Philadelphia, Minus the Budget | Wall Street & The Role of Women

The Brian Lehrer Show

The Day Before Primary Day; Rep. Israel on Syria; Gramsci in The Bronx

Monday, September 09, 2013

It’s T-1 until the primary. WNYC’s Anna Sale and Azi Paybarah of Capital New York preview the mayoral primary and other city-wide races, and discuss how political groups are trying to influence the outcomes. Then, as the debate over intervention in Syria continues, PBS’ Hari Sreenivasan talks about impending votes in Congress; Rep. Steve Israel, discusses his views. Plus: a discussion about a public art installation in The Bronx.

The Washington Report

The eyes of the world are on Syria and Washington

Monday, September 09, 2013

Kerry Nolan talks with New York Times Chief Washington correspondent David Sanger about President Obama's push for military intervention in Syria.

Gabfest Radio

The Not Dead Yet but Working on It Edition

Saturday, September 07, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the significance of President Obama’s surprise decision to seek congressional approval for a military mission in Syria. They also discuss the gun and pot laws provoking new fights about federalism.

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The New Yorker: Political Scene

Philip Gourevitch and John Cassidy on Obama's Syria options.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Philip Gourevitch and John Cassidy on Obama's Syria options.

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WNYC News

Cashing in on Syria? Congressman Grimm Flips Vote, Solicits Donations

Friday, September 06, 2013

WNYC

A day after changing his mind about the US striking Syria, Congressman Michael Grimm’s campaign office sent out an email seeking donations based on his stance.

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New Jersey News

Sen. Candidates Lonegan and Booker Clash Over Syria

Friday, September 06, 2013

WNYC

U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan criticized Democratic opponent Cory Booker for not taking a stance on whether to use force in Syria.

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The Takeaway

America: War Weary & Wary of Syria

Friday, September 06, 2013

President Barack Obama has invited a national debate over American intervention in Syria. To get a sense of how Americans across the nation feel, The Takeaway welcomes three guests for a roundtable discussion: Ben Philpott, host of Agenda Texas for KUT in Austin; Craig Fahle, host of The Craig Fahle Show on WDET in Detroit; and Ben Allen, a reporter for KOSU Radio in Oklahoma City.

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The Takeaway

The Takeaway Answers Listener Questions on U.S Intervention in Syria

Friday, September 06, 2013

The Senate and the House directed their concerns and inquiries to Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Takeaway listeners left us with dozens of thoughtful questions to be considered before a decision is made on Syria. Our host John Hockenberry looks to the hearings to bring answers to you here.

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The Takeaway

N.C. Rep. Walter Jones & His Constituents Don't Support U.S. Action in Syria

Friday, September 06, 2013

Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) has come out against U.S. intervention in Syria, and he says that calls to his office are overwhelmingly against an American military intervention. Jones voted in support of military intervention in Iraq, which he now regrets. He joins us to discuss why his feelings changed on Iraq, and what that means for Syria.

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The Takeaway

For Obama & Putin, G-20 Summit Brings a Big Chill

Friday, September 06, 2013

Instead of economic issues, the G-20 Summit may attract more attention for the tensions between the U.S. and Russia over Syria, Snowden, and LGBT human rights. Kimberly Marten, a professor of political science at Columbia University’s Barnard College, joins The Takeaway to discuss what President Obama will be able to accomplish at the summit.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Iran and Syria

Friday, September 06, 2013

What's the ripple effect of US action in Syria? Kenneth Pollack is Director of Research at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, and the author of the new book Unthinkable: Iran, the Bomb and American Strategy. After arguing in favor of the Iraq invasion, he now urges caution in the case of military action in Syria to avoid disrupting negotiations with Iran.

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Slate Political Gabfest

Slate: The "Now, I Asked You So Nicely to Go to War" Gabfest

Friday, September 06, 2013

Slate's Political Gabfest, featuring David Plotz, John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon. This week: Congress debates Syria, states defy the Feds on guns and pot, and a new report castigates campaign reporting.

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On The Media

Satirists and Syria

Friday, September 06, 2013

On the Media's own PJ Vogt wrote a story for our new blog TLDR about the difficulty outlets like The Onion and The Daily Show are having finding humor in the situation in Syria as it becomes more complex. Bob talks to PJ about what the outlets are doing wrong, and how they can improve.

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On The Media

Iraq Coverage VS. Syria Coverage

Friday, September 06, 2013

Coverage of the proposed military intervention in Syria is attracting inevitable comparisons to the run-up to the Iraq war, which began 10 years ago. But this time around, with Iraq still fresh in the country's collective memory, the media seem to be more careful. Bob speaks to Max Fisher, foreign affairs blogger for the Washington Post, about the media's coverage of Syria, and how the inevitable comparison to Iraq may not be that useful.

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On The Media

Syria Coverage, Nazi Collaborations with Hollywood, and More

Friday, September 06, 2013

The media's cautious coverage of Syria, a look inside the sordid world of Washington D.C., and the pact between Hollywood and Nazi Germany in the 1930s.

The Takeaway

America: War Weary & Wary of Syria | Snowden Strikes Again With New Leaks | For Obama & Putin, G-20 Summit Brings a Big Chill

Friday, September 06, 2013

For Obama & Putin, G-20 Summit Brings a Big Chill | N.C. Rep. Walter Jones & His Constituents Don't Support U.S. Action in Syria | The Takeaway Answers Listener Questions on U.S Intervention in Syria | August Jobs Report: 169,000 Jobs Created, Unemployment Dips To 7.3 Percent | New Movie ...

Money Talking

Syria Debate Hits Budget Negotiations

Friday, September 06, 2013

The debate in Congress this week over whether to give President Obama authorization to take military action in Syria crowded out talk of economic issues like funding the government, raising the debt limit, picking a new boss at Federal Reserve and immigration reform.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Christine Quinn; Rep. Hakeem Jeffries on Syria; Syria and Iran; Coast Check-in Post Summer

Friday, September 06, 2013

The New York City primary election is Tuesday. NYC City Council Speaker Christine Quinn talks about her campaign for mayor and takes your calls. Plus: Brooklyn Congressman Hakeem Jeffries discusses his position on intervention in Syria; the relationship between Iran and Syria; a check-in with coastal communities after the first post-Sandy summer season; and American Sign Language interpreter Lydia Callis discusses her work for the Mayor's office during Sandy.