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Present at the Creation

Friday, May 29, 2015

A mere six weeks after 9/11, the USA PATRIOT Act was passed. Brooke and Bob relive the act's conception amid a climate of fear, confusion, and deceit.

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If We Knew Then...

Friday, May 22, 2015

A surprisingly difficult -- and misleading -- question about the Iraq War, the police bombing that no one remembers, and the struggle of ownership in the age of the "Internet of Things."

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The Wrong Hypothetical Question

Friday, May 22, 2015

In interviews over the past two weeks, 2016 hopefuls are facing a bad hypothetical question on Iraq: "knowing what we know now" would they have authorized the 2003 invasion?

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Episodes 12 & 13: The End of the Road

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Brooke discusses the twelfth and thirteenth episodes of House of Cards with the show's creator, Beau Willimon.
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Episodes 12 & 13: The End of the Road

Friday, May 15, 2015

Brooke discusses the twelfth and thirteenth episodes of House of Cards with the show's creator, Beau Willimon
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Nagging Questions About the Bin Laden Raid

Friday, May 15, 2015

While other journalists rushed to debunk Sy Hersh's latest story, Carlotta Gall of the New York Times says there's a lot to follow up on - and at least one detail rings true. 

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A Conversation with Veep's Armando Iannucci

Friday, May 08, 2015

Bob spoke with Veep creator Armando Iannucci last year for our special hour on Washington, D.C. We never aired that interview, until now...

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A Legal Blow To The NSA

Friday, May 08, 2015

With the PATRIOT Act up for renewal in Congress, a federal appeals court ruled this week that the NSA's phone metadata program is illegal. We hear what it means for the law.

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Episodes 10 & 11: Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Brooke discusses the tenth and eleventh episodes of House of Cards with Ron Klain and Amy Chozick.
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A Sea of Black Ink

Friday, May 01, 2015

The White House has released data about last year's Freedom of Information Act requests. The AP analyzed the administration's numbers and found their claim of openness lacking.

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Episodes 10 & 11: Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Brooke discusses the tenth and eleventh episodes of House of Cards with Ron Klain and Amy Chozick.
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Episode 9: Bad Doug Rising

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Brooke discusses the ninth episode of House of Cards with Michael Kelly, who plays Doug Stamper.
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Narratives of Migration

Friday, April 24, 2015

The latest refugee deaths in the Mediterranean brings this year's death toll to an estimated 1,750. But popular response to the tragedy, especially in the UK, has been mixed. 

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Episodes 7 & 8: A Change in the Weather

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Brooke discusses the seventh and eighth episodes of House of Cards with Michael Waldman and John Dean.
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Covering the Longshots

Friday, April 17, 2015

How will reporters cover 2016 candidates who probably won't win? Likely, a lot. David Leonhardt of the New York Times cautions against giving them too much attention.

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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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Watchdogs In Tuxedos

Friday, April 17, 2015

A week before the 2015 White House Correspondents' Dinner, Bob revisits his critical trip to last year's event.

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The Sad Puppy Takeover

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Hugo Awards, science fiction writing's highest honor, have become an ideological battleground. 

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"Young, Charismatic, & Ambitious"

Friday, April 17, 2015

The press repeatedly uses the same words to describe 2016 candidates. Plus: filming the police; Washington's "nerd prom"; and a conservative take-over of the Hugo awards.

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I Hereby Dub Thee...

Friday, April 17, 2015

New York Magazine's Jaime Fuller on the media's habit of assigning each presidential candidate a simple descriptor.

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