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The Takeaway

2016 Election: Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina Enter Crowded GOP Field

Monday, May 04, 2015

Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina have both announced their candidacy for the 2016 presidential election.


The Takeaway

A Socialist President? Sen. Sanders Makes His Case

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Vermont Senator Bernie Sander, a self-described socialist, is running for president. The Takeaway explores what his race means for Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Sunny Side of the News

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Fox News contributor and former White House press secretary Dana Perino shares her tips for life and career.

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On The Media

Washington's Nerds Go To Prom

Friday, April 17, 2015

Patrick's Gavin's new documentary, "Nerd Prom: Inside Washington's Wildest Week" is a behind-the-scenes look into the White House Correspondents Dinner.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

David Axelrod Believes

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

David Axelrod, political strategist on both Obama presidential campaigns and a close adviser to the president, talks about his memoirs and political news of the day.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Revenge Porn, a Device Detox, and The Super Bowl

Monday, February 02, 2015

The Takeaway explores an effort to fight against revenge porn, we look at the new "Bored & Brilliant" challenge, and we hear from football fans in Seattle and Boston.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Here Come Obama's Last Two Years

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address at 9 PM to a Republican-controlled Congress in Washington. What should we expect to hear?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Searching for Self-Discovery During National Turmoil

Monday, January 12, 2015

Wes Moore was a combat officer in Afghanistan; a White House fellow in a time of wars abroad and disasters at home; and a Wall Street banker during the financial crisis.

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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.


The Takeaway

Scandals Cause Shake-Up at Secret Service

Thursday, October 02, 2014

After a severe security breach at the White House last month, Secret Service chief Julia Pierson has resigned.

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On The Media


Friday, August 29, 2014

Bob goes to the White House to find out how the role of the press corps is changing under this media savvy administration.

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The Takeaway

When The White House Burned

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

About 200 years ago, British troops burned the White House in the midst of the War of 1812. Here, a British author commemorates the event—and its aftermath. 

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The Takeaway

‘House of Cards’ Vs. ‘VEEP’: What Washington Insiders Really Think

Monday, August 25, 2014

Television loves Washington, and apparently so do viewers. We asked some inside-the-Beltway experts how 'VEEP' and 'House of Cards' stack up.  

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President Obama to Address Situation in Ferguson, Missouri

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The White House says President Barack Obama is being briefed on the situation in a St. Louis suburb where police used tear gas and smoke bombs to repel protesters. 

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First Lady: Arts Education Good for Good Schools

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Michelle Obama said Tuesday that it isn't something to be introduced after student test scores go up but is a critical element of achieving those higher test scores in the first place.

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The Washington Report

U.S. & Germany on Russia Sanctions, Obama & Job Figures & Correspondents Dinner

Monday, May 05, 2014

David Sanger of the New York Times speaks with WNYC's Richard Hake on the latest news out of the nation's capitol, including the President and the new job figures and his meeting with German chancellor Angela Merkel and Obama as comedian at White House Correspondents Dinner.

The Takeaway

President: From the Origins of the Word to a Crazy Rabbit Attack

Monday, February 17, 2014

In honor of President's Day, we take two historical looks at the American presidency. First Mark Forsyth looks back at the word's humble origins and traces just how it came to have the heft it has today. The second recounts how a small angry mammal changed the course of history. WNYC reporter Jim O'Grady says that President Jimmy Carter's bizarre encounter with a crazed swimming rabbit on a Georgia lake crystallized an emerging sense that Carter was a man in over his head.

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Mysterious Gambler Brings In Celebrity Chefs to Cook Dinner for Homeless

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

An anonymous donor who goes by the name "Robin Hood 702" has brought in a White House chef and the executive chef at of Rao's in East Harlem to cook a special Christmas dinner for 200 to 300 people at the New York City Rescue Mission in Chinatown.


The Takeaway

Panel Tells White House to Curb NSA Spy Program

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Yesterday, a panel of presidential advisers released its recommendations on the NSA's mass data collection program. The panel urged President Barack Obama to end the government's systematic collection of logs of all Americans' phone calls and refrain from tapping into any commercial or private efforts to collect data. David Sanger, National Security Correspondent for our partner The New York Times, helps unpack the report.


The Takeaway

Rep. Tom McClintock: "Congress Should Prosecute James Clapper"

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

NSA officials are mulling a possible amnesty for leaker Edward Snowden. In exchange for the safe return of the rest of the documents he took from the NSA, Snowden could come back to the U.S. and avoid prosecution. The White House yesterday said that it opposes amnesty, while officials in the NSA are split. One supporter of an amnesty deal is Congressman Tom McClintock, a Republican representing California's Fourth District, who joins The Takeaway to discuss a possible deal.