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March 4, 2015 Comment

Boehner Not The First House Speaker To Face Rebellion

Republicans have a history of rebellion against their speaker; Democrats not so much. We dig into the history with Joshua Spivak.

March 4, 2015 7 Comments

As An Activist, How Do You Cover Immigration As A Journalist?

NPR’s David Folkenflik discusses #EmergingUS and how news organizations have walked the line between activism and journalism.

March 4, 2015 5 Comments

‘With Malice Toward None': Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address

It was on this day 150 years ago that President Abraham Lincoln delivered his last and perhaps most famous speech.

March 3, 2015 4 Comments

Supreme Court To Hear Challenge To Health Care Subsidies

The case could dismantle the Affordable Care Act and eliminate health insurance for more than eight million Americans.

March 3, 2015 6 Comments

Israeli Leader Uses Speech To Warn Against Trusting Iran

Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu said the negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program would actually pave the way for developing a weapon.

March 3, 2015 22 Comments

Netanyahu Assails Iran-Nuclear Talks In Congress Address

The Israeli prime minister said the negotiations would “all but guarantee” Tehran will get nuclear weapons.

March 2, 2015 3 Comments

Week In Politics: Israeli Prime Minister And The Fight Over DHS Funding

NPR’s Ron Elving discusses Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the U.S., as well as the battle over Department of Homeland Security funding.

March 2, 2015 5 Comments

Russian Opposition MP Reacts To Nemtsov Killing

The sole member of the Russian parliament to vote against the annexation of Crimea discusses the killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.

February 27, 2015 Comment

In Ukraine, Russian Military Threat Remains

Despite a ceasefire agreement, fighting continues in the Ukraine city of Mariupol, just 37 miles from the Russian border.

February 27, 2015 16 Comments

U.S. And Israeli Politics At Play In Netanyahu Speech To Congress

President Obama does not plan to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he is in town to speak to Congress.

February 27, 2015 14 Comments

Why Can’t We Beat ISIS?

For all of the destruction, the self-proclaimed Islamic State is relatively small, but a military strategist says “we allowed ISIS to build up.”

February 27, 2015 2 Comments

Putin’s Opposition: Russian Parliament Member Speaks Out

Ilya Ponomarev was the sole member of the Russian parliament to vote against the annexation of Crimea. He joins us.

February 27, 2015 Comment

Peering Over The DHS Cliff – Will Congress Get It Done?

Congress’s deadline to fund the Department of Homeland Security is tonight at midnight. We get the latest from NPR’s Ron Elving.

February 26, 2015 2 Comments

For A Glimpse At A GOP Presidential Hopeful, Head To CPAC

The Conservative Political Action Conference is attracting nearly a dozen Republican presidential hopefuls, depending on how you count.

February 26, 2015 35 Comments

That Political Bumper Sticker Could Cost You Your Job

In most states in the country, labor laws will not protect you from getting fired over a political bumper sticker.

February 26, 2015 Comment

How The Fight Over DHS Funding And Immigration Is Playing Among Latinos

The issue at the heart over the fight over Department of Homeland Security funding is the president’s executive actions on immigration.

February 26, 2015 4 Comments

House Republicans Face Decision: Fund DHS Or Stand Firm On Immigration

Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio explains why he wants a bill that ties Department of Homeland Security funding to immigration.

February 26, 2015 21 Comments

Wisconsin Set To Become 25th ‘Right-To-Work’ State

“Right-to-work” laws prohibit requiring people to join unions or pay dues. They effectively weaken unions and make them harder to form.

February 25, 2015 Comment

Senate Dems Agree To GOP Plan To Fund Homeland Department

The Republican plan to fund the Homeland Security Department drops the immigration provisions opposed by President Obama.

February 25, 2015 3 Comments

Will Elizabeth Warren’s Populist Message Shape 2016?

The Massachusetts senator is an unusual rookie politician. She insists she’s not running for president, so what is her emerging role?

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March 3 3 Comments

Burying Grief In Training A Goshawk

In her award-winning book "H Is for Hawk," Helen Macdonald tells the story of training a vicious predator after her father's death.

March 3 12 Comments

The End Of The Lunch Hour

Studies show that only one in five people actually take a break and leave their desks to eat.

March 2 13 Comments

The Beanie Baby Boom And Bust – What Happened?

Zac Bissonnette drew on hundreds of interviews to write a book about "mass delusion and the dark side of cute."

March 2 5 Comments

Russian Opposition MP Reacts To Nemtsov Killing

The sole member of the Russian parliament to vote against the annexation of Crimea discusses the killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.