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Power Breakfast For March 24, 2010

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Fowl Play - and the Doctrine of Clean Hands

Senators continue to squabble over the "Byrd rule" (named for West Virginia's own master of procedural rhetoric, Senator Robert Byrd). And other parliamentary tiffs brought on by the budget reconciliation process. Today the Rules Committee will be looking into changing the very thing that got us here. The filibuster. More precisely, the threat thereof. Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell is in no hurry to tinker.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.

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Verdine White On 45 Years With Earth, Wind & Fire

Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.

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The Case Against The Shirley Temple (The Drink)

Author and cocktail enthusiast Wayne Curtis wrote an article called "Shirley Temples Are Destroying America's Youth." He talks about why he hates Shirley Temples — the drink, not the person.
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What's Ahead At The Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton will accept the presidential nomination.

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Experimental Plane Sets Off On Final Leg Of Its Round-The-World Journey

It's the first time for a solar-powered plane to circumnavigate the globe. Now it's en route to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — and you can watch the journey in a live video from the cockpit.

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