Oliver Lazarus

Takeaway Associate Producer

Oliver Lazarus appears in the following:

States Vow to Fight Back as Sessions Clamps Down on Marijuana

Friday, January 05, 2018

On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the reversal of an Obama-era directive that paved the way for marijuana legalization in states.

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Is The 'Bomb Cyclone' Caused by Climate Change?

Thursday, January 04, 2018

With the field of extreme attribution, scientists finally have an answer to the question: "Is this caused by climate change?" 

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Free Speech Concerns Swirl as Germans Fight Online Hate

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

In Germany, a new law says big social media companies must swiftly take down posts containing hate speech or face huge fines.

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Rising Waters Make Superfund Sites More Dangerous

Friday, December 29, 2017

An Associated Press investigation has found that two million Americans live within a mile of 327 Superfund sites that are at risk of flooding or sea-level rise. 

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Bribery Scandals Upend Peruvian Politics

Thursday, December 21, 2017

A bribery scandal throughout Latin America could bring down the current Peruvian president. 

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Government Case Against Trump Protesters Could Set New Precedent

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

A case involving almost 200 people who participated in protests during President Trump's inauguration could have major implications on future protests and free speech. 

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Navajo Nation Takes on Wells Fargo

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The Navajo Nation filed a lawsuit last week alleging that Wells Fargo specifically targeted the tribe’s citizens to open unnecessary bank accounts in their names.

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The Side Effects of Bitcoin

Monday, December 18, 2017

Bitcoin reached another all-time high on Friday. The cryptocurrency has risen more than 1,700 percent since the start of the year, raising concerns about a bubble. 

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Despite Death Threats, Mexican Journalist on Verge of Deportation

Friday, December 15, 2017

Mexican journalist Emilio Gutierrez sought asylum in the U.S. in 2008 after receiving death threats in Mexico. But he is now on the verge of being deported.

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What The End of Net Neutrality Would Really Look Like

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to roll back net neutrality regulations today. Here's what that could practically mean for your everyday life. 

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FCC Commissioner: Internet Access Shouldn't Be a Partisan Issue

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel will be voting on the future of net neutrality this week. She discusses what's at stake, and how it will impact the lives of all Americans.

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A Divided GOP is Working to Woo Diverse Voters

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A conversation with Republican Governor Bill Haslam of Tennessee, the chair of the Republican Governors Association.

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All Politics is Local, Bitter Divisions Included

Friday, December 08, 2017

Pennsylvania’s 15th congressional district reveals the ideological split dividing the GOP. 

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Imagining the GOP In a Post-Trump Era

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Michael Steele, former head of the Republican National Committee, explains how the Tea Party paved the way for the president, and where the party is going after Trump. 

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The #NeverTrump View of The Future of The GOP

Monday, December 04, 2017

The Takeaway begins its look at the future of the Republican Party with a veteran of the GOP establishment, who understands that his control is waning. 

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Inside The Fight for The Soul of The Democratic Party

Friday, December 01, 2017

The direction of the Democratic Party is currently being litigated inside the party itself, by members of the Unity Reform Commission, who will meet for a final time next week.

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Keith Ellison: The Democratic Party Needs to Start Listening to Constituents

Thursday, November 30, 2017

The deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee says that defeating Trumpism and rejuvenating the Democratic Party are one in the same. 

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Howard Dean: It's Time for The Democratic Old Guard to Move Over

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Howard Dean says it's time for his generation of the Democratic Party to make way for the new. 

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The New Face of Progressive Politics

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Andrea Jenkins, who became the first openly transgender black woman elected in U.S. history when she won a Minneapolis City Council seat, discusses the future of the Democratic Party.

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Bernie Sanders: The Democratic Party Needs Sweeping Reform

Monday, November 27, 2017

"There has to be a fundamental rethinking of the direction of the Democratic Party," says U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. 

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