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White House Turns To 'Rock Star' Manager For Obamacare Fix

Jeffrey Zients, the 46-year-old tapped to help solve the Obamacare website problems, is known as a brainy problem-solver with a talent for cutting through bureaucratic knots.
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'Insurgent' Wing Grapples For Control Of The GOP

New York Times national political correspondent Jonathan Martin explains the Republican rift that was widened by the recent budget battles. He talks about how the divisions may play out in upcoming elections and traces the history of the battle between establishment Republicans and the "insurgent" conservatives.
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Anthony Weiner (The Myth, Not The Man) Takes The Stage

The former congressman's exploits have been turned into an off-off-Broadway play, The Weiner Monologues. The production uses only found text — articles, talk-show jokes, Weiner's own words, and so on — in its script.
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GOP Pollster: What Went Wrong, And Why

In a report about the post-shutdown political environment, a prominent Republican pollster finds the GOP brand has taken a huge hit over the past month.
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Doris Kearns Goodwin: "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, And The Golden Age Of Journalism"

The nation's 26th president was both a leader of the Republican Party and a Progressive. How Theodore Roosevelt used his "bully pulpit" -- a term he coined -- to push through laws to break up monopolies, protect consumers and create national parks.

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What Latinos Want From Immigration Reform

President Obama recently announced that he would be turning his attention to immigration reform. But what's a realistic expectation, and what are immigrant communities really hoping for? Host Michel Martin talks with Fernando Espuelas of Univision, and Eduardo De Souza, a soccer coach at Longwood University.
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Wednesday Morning Political Mix: Troll, Trial, Tribulation

President Obama and Republicans feeling the heat, as bad news about the administration's health care rollout piles up, and the GOP continues to assess damage from its role in the government shutdown. Elsewhere, Detroit watches a bankruptcy trial.
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Most Virginians Say Shutdown Hurt State, But Does Not Affect Governor's Race

Most Virginians seem to think that the government shutdown hurt the commonwealth, but it hasn't had much impact on the gubernatorial race.
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Fired White House Aide Admits He Was Twitter Troll

Jofi Joseph, who worked on issues related to nuclear non-proliferation, was tweeting as @natsecwonk. The posts included insulting comments about other administration officials and politicians from both parties. They were also critical of policies he was helping develop. Joseph is now out of a job.
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It's City Vs. Creditors In Detroit Bankruptcy Trial

Grappling with $18 billion in long-term debt, Detroit makes it case for bankruptcy in court Wednesday. The business community says Chapter 9 protection will help the city turn itself around, but some big creditors will testify that the city hasn't done enough to find the money it needs.

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