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Week In Politics: Israel And Immigration

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 3:10pm

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the conflict in the Gaza Strip and President Obama's request of emergency immigration funds.

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Avoiding The Border: Is This Obama's Hurricane Katrina?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:18am

The president says he's working on addressing the surge of unauthorized border crossings into the U.S. But is his decision to not visit the border an epic mistake? The Barbershop guys weigh in.

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Germany Calls For 'Honest Foundation' In Relations With U.S.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 7:47am

The remarks by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier follow fresh allegations of U.S. spying on Germany and Berlin's request that the top U.S. intelligence official in the country leave.

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Administration Officials Defend Funding Request To Stem Border Crisis

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 4:00am

President Obama has asked for $3.7 billion to deal with the southern border crisis. There are predictions the number of unaccompanied children entering the U.S. could reach 90,000 by October.

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In Texas, Obama Sets Stage To Answer 'Do-Nothing' Congress

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 8:17pm

President Obama knows he's unlikely to get support from Texas' predominantly Republican congressional delegation, but being rebuffed will make it easier for him to shift blame to the GOP.

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Study: Statehouse Press Corps In Decline

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 6:40pm

A Pew report found that the number of full-time newspaper reporters covering state politics fell dramatically in the past decade, raising questions about their ability to closely monitor politicians.

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Obama's Request For Immigration Funds Meets Pushback On The Hill

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:19pm

President Obama has asked Congress for $3.7 billion to address the influx of immigrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Senate Appropriations Committee is holding a hearing about the request.

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Signs Emerge Of A Compromise On Obama's $3.7B Immmigration Request

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 3:45pm

The president wants the money to deal with the thousands of minors from Central America who have crossed into the U.S. Republicans said they want some policy changes; Democrats aren't opposed.

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In The High Drama Of Its 1964 Convention, GOP Hung A Right Turn

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 3:02pm

In advance of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Republican Convention, Robert Siegel speaks with The New York Times writer-at-large Sam Tanenhaus. They discuss the impact that the Civil Rights Act, passed earlier that year, had on the nomination of Barry Goldwater.

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In A Unanimously Passed Law, The Seeds Of An Immigration Controversy

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 3:02pm

The handling of unaccompanied minors crossing the border is governed by a law that was passed in 2008. For more, Robert Siegel speaks with David Abramowitz, who helped work on the law when it passed.

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Justice Dept. Declines To Step Into Dispute Between CIA And Senators

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 3:02pm

The Justice Department has declined to bring criminal charges against anyone at the CIA or the Senate Intelligence Committee, in a dispute over access to sensitive materials on enhanced interrogations. The power struggle relates to a long-running Senate probe over the mistreatment of detainees after Sept. 11.

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No Criminal Charges In Senate-CIA Spat, Justice Department Says

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 1:59pm

The decision brings a muted end to a power struggle that had undermined relations between the intelligence community and the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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In Central America, Attempts To Cross U.S. Border Like 'Feeding Frenzy'

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:39am

Thousands of Central American children are crossing the border and ending up in detention facilities. Host Michel Martin learns more about why so many children are fleeing Central America.

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A Snapshot Of Indonesia: The Country Behind The Election

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:29am

In the wake of the highly contested presidential election in Indonesia, we look at the country's health and development profile.

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Number Of Registered Democrats In W.Va. Drops To Historic Low

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:27am

Republicans still trail by a wide margin in party registration, but the percentage of Democrats in West Virginia is lower than 50 percent for the first time in more than 80 years.

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FBI, NSA Spied On American Muslims, Report Says

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

The latest revelation from Edward Snowden's NSA trove is a story that appeared in the online publication The Intercept. Five prominent Muslim citizens say they were spied on because they're Muslims.

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Perry Meeting On Immigration Crisis Constructive, Obama Says

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

President Obama met with Texas Gov. Rick Perry to hear his concerns about the surge of migrant children flooding into his state. Obama says Congress needs to provide the money to deal with the issue.

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Contraceptive Ruling Becomes Campaign Trail Flashpoint

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:01am

The Supreme Court ruled that many businesses would not have to pay for health insurance that covered contraceptives if they objected on religious grounds.

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Could A Socialist Senator Become A National Brand?

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 2:23am

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders opposes war and advocates for veterans. Even in the most conservative corner of Vermont, he's managed to do well. Now there's buzz that Sanders may run for president.

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Congress Can Deal With Immigration Crisis, Obama Says

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 6:29pm

His remarks in Dallas followed a meeting with faith leaders and local officials, including Gov. Rick Perry, to discuss the large numbers of unaccompanied minors at the border.

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