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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

President Obama: We Took ‘Scalpel’ Not ‘Machete’ To Discretionary Budget

President Barack Obama makes a statement about his budget during a news conference on the White House. (AP)

President Barack Obama makes a statement about his budget during a news conference on the White House. (AP)

President Obama held his first news conference of the year, and defended his budget proposal as Republicans call for deeper cuts.  We speak with Ben Smith, reporter and blogger for Politico.


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What’s A Delegate? And Why Do We Even Have Them In The First Place?

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Richard Pacelle, professor of political science at the University of Tennessee, to find some answers.

April 29 3 Comments

Bison Set To Become America’s First National Mammal

A bipartisan effort to name the bison the first national mammal of the U.S. has passed in Congress.

April 28 34 Comments

Men Read Mean Tweets At Women And The Video Goes Viral

Two Chicago-area sports journalists gathered the tweets directed at them and asked men to read them to their faces. The result went viral.

April 28 7 Comments

HBO's CEO On Virtual Reality And ‘Sesame Street’

In the second part of our interview with Richard Plepler, he discusses why the premium cable network picked up "Sesame Street."