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Unions — Who Needs 'Em?

In this week's Barbershop, the guys weigh in on U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice withdrawing her name from consideration for secretary of state. They also discuss Michigan's right-to-work law and whether unions are still relevant today.
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Remembering Civil Rights Leader Lawrence Guyot

Lawrence Guyot spent his life fighting for civil rights - but often at great personal cost. He was jailed and beaten regularly by police in the Deep South while helping black people get involved in politics. Host Michel Martin speaks with Washington, D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, who worked alongside Guyot, about his life and activism.
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It's All Politics, Dec. 13, 2012

Labor pains in Michigan, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner head to the cliff, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice is steamed, and we're still waiting for a Senate replacement for Jim DeMint in South Carolina. It looks like the only folks smiling in this week's podcast are Ken Rudin and Ron Elving.
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Tragedy In Connecticut: 20 Children, 6 Adults Killed At Elementary School

"Our hearts are broken," President Obama told the nation today as the awful news emerged. Police say they found 18 children and six adults dead at the scene. Two other children died later. The gunman's body was also found at the school.
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'We've Got Bigger Fish To Fry' Than Going After Pot Smokers, Obama Says

"It would not make sense" for the federal government to make prosecuting recreational users in states that have decriminalized marijuana a top priority, the president tells ABC News.
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Stephen Colbert Announces Charity Donations

Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert launched his own political superPAC last year, and the gag raised a lot of money. Colbert has announced that leftover cash will go to charities including Habitat for Humanity and Hurricane Sandy Relief.
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Will The Real Indiana Jones Stand Up?

That's what the University of Chicago is asking. The admissions office received mail addressed to Henry Walton Jones, Jr., aka Indiana Jones. The character is said to have attended the school. The package contained a dust-covered replica of the journal in the Raiders of the Lost Ark film.
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Rice Drops Out Of Race For Secretary Of State

Under fire from Republicans, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice took herself out of the running to become the next secretary of State. Rice told President Obama that if she were to be nominated, the confirmation process would be "lengthy, disruptive and costly."

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