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The Future Of The House And Chicago Politics

NPR's Political Junkie Ken Rudin recaps the week in politics. Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, shares the Democratic strategy to retake the House of Representatives in 2014. Political consultant Don Rose discusses the future of Chicago politics.

Former Sen. Domenici Reveals 'Son Born In Secrecy'

More than 30 years ago, the New Mexico Republican says, he fathered a son out of wedlock. The mother is the daughter of another former senator. They've come forward now, they both say, because someone was going to try to use the information to smear Domenici.

Cash-Strapped Postal Service To Launch A New Clothing Line

In its search for new revenue streams, the Postal Service is getting creative. Its entered into a licensing agreement for a new apparel and accessories line called Rain Heat & Snow.

How Could The U.S. Respond To Chinese Hacking?

President Obama and the Pentagon have recently raised concerns about the threats posed from cyber attacks. But there's no clear consensus on how best to address the problem.

Should Lena Dunham Be Playing Ping Pong Naked?

The HBO series Girls has been stirring up some controversy with racy scenes that challenge sexual stereotypes. Some people say the main character is prompting people to rethink their ideas about women's bodies. Host Michel Martin chats with the 'Beauty Shop' ladies.

Same Old Standoff In Washington?

President Obama wants Congress to act fast to avoid massive government budget cuts that could hit in March. Washington is seeing more gridlock as Republicans blocked a vote to confirm Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. Host Michel Martin talks about the latest in politics.

Japan: Probe Of Battery Fire On Boeing 787 Finds Improper Wiring

Japan says an auxiliary battery was improperly connected to the main battery that overheated, forcing an emergency landing.