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Remembering D.C. Mayor Marion Barry

Monday, November 24, 2014

Mayor Barry, who died Sunday at the age of 78, leaves behind a complicated legacy. He faced personal scandals, but he's also remembered as a trailblazing civil rights leader.

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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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On The Media

OTM Goes Inside Washington

Friday, August 29, 2014

On the Media travels to Washington, DC to investigate perception and reality, money and celebrity, and the evolving role of the media in the nation’s capital.

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Voting Rights 50 Years After Mississippi's Freedom Summer

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton helped organize and lead the Mississippi Freedom Summer movement, which began 50 years ago this month. She reflects on the volunteer's accomplishments, the movement's confrontation with President Lyndon Johnson, and the state of voting rights today. 

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Most Expensive Election in America

Monday, May 19, 2014

Senate candidates in Kentucky have brought in millions of dollars in fundraising ahead of tomorrow's primary—amounting to one of the most expensive races in the country.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Armando Iannucci Takes Down DC

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

 Armando Iannucci, political satirist and creator of "Veep", "The Thick of It", and "In the Loop", discusses the new season of Veep, how he lampoons DC culture, and why he loves profanity so much.

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A Look at the Project Congress Actually Agrees On

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Even when it seems like there is nothing Congress can agree upon, our representatives have come together to conclude that the broken structure that houses them—1,300 cracks and all—is something that absolutely needs to be fixed.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

It's (Almost) Mid-Term Time

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Mara Liasson, NPR national politics correspondent, discusses the latest news out of Washington, previews the 2014 races to watch, and calculates how Democrats and Republicans are going to position themselves on immigration, inequality, and more.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Anthony Shorris; Reasons to Love NY; NYS Senate

Monday, December 16, 2013

Anthony Shorris, who has been named as first deputy mayor for Bill de Blasio, discusses the mayor-elect’s transition process and priorities for the new administration. Plus: Molly Ball of The Atlantic talks about the latest news out of Washington; Jeff Klein of the New York State Senate talks about legislative priorities; and Reasons to Love New York, from New York magazine.

Operavore

Planet Opera: An Opera-Lover's Guide to Washington, DC

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Opera lovers in Washington, DC may not be the most demonstrative around, seldom with a "bravo" or "boo," but they can still recognize the city's rich offerings for fans of classical voice, writes Fred Plotkin.

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Transportation Nation

Sharing Is Hard: Church Trumps Cyclists On D.C. Bike Path

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

WAMU

A controversy over the design of a protected cycle track in the heart of Washington, D.C. is forcing District transportation planners to balance competing interests in the use of public streets.

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Transportation Nation

Survey: D.C. Commuters Say Repairs Are Top Priority

Friday, July 26, 2013

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Not fancy new projects, not lower fares or tolls, but regular old day-to-day maintenance turns out to be the top priority of Washington, D.C. area commuters according to a new survey.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics: Molly Ball

Monday, July 22, 2013

Molly Ball, politics writer for The Atlantic, talks about the future of immigration reform, and what the bill's uncertain fate in Congress might mean for the future of the GOP.

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President Obama Expected to Nominate 3 to U.S. Court of Appeals

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

President Obama is expected to announce today his three nominations to fill vacancies on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The court, which is often believed to be the second most important in the country, has been stalled and stymied by congressional gridlock over judicial appointments of all kinds. The president has chosen a law professor, a lawyer and a federal judge.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Politics Roundup: Lautenberg Death, IRS, Medicare Funding, DC's "Gilded Age"

Monday, June 03, 2013

New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon discusses the breaking news that NJ Senator Frank Lautenberg died this morning at the age of 89. Plus, Elizabeth Williamson, Wall Street Journal reporter, discusses the latest news from Washington including the ongoing probe into IRS targeting of conservative groups; new estimates of Medicare's long-term funding; the debate over student loan rates; and her reporting on how Washington, DC's local economy is thriving despite the sequester.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics: How Red is the Syria Line?

Monday, May 06, 2013

Has the Syrian conflict crossed President Obama's "red line," and what are the options on the table? Susan Page, Washington bureau chief for USA Today, discusses the latest news from Washington, from Syrian intervention to new questions about the Libyan embassy attack.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics: Sequestration Backlash

Monday, April 29, 2013

The sequestration cuts are being felt, and Congress is rolling back some of the bill they passed earlier this year. Nancy Cook, economic and fiscal policy correspondent for National Journal, talks about the latest news from Washington, including the congressional response to sequestration-induced flight delays.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics: Deals Everywhere

Monday, April 15, 2013

Last week ended with D.C. on the brink of deals around the budget, gun legislation, and even immigration. Did anything change over the weekend? Bob Cusack, managing editor for The Hill, counts the votes and discusses the latest news.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics: Obama's Social Security Concessions

Monday, April 08, 2013

Ezra Klein, columnist at The Washington Post and MSNBC contributor, discusses the latest from Washington, including the proposed cuts to social programs in President Obama's newest budget and the next round of budget negotiations in Congress.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics: Guns and Immigration

Monday, April 01, 2013

A "gang of eight" senators says it is close to a blueprint for immigration reform. Jackie Calmes, New York Times White House correspondent, discusses the latest on immigration, President Obama's renewed push for gun legislation, and all the latest news from Washington.

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