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D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray To Run For Reelection

WAMU 88.5 reporter Patrick Madden joins Kojo to explore the ramifications of D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray opting to run for reelection in 2014.


Healthcare.gov Back On Track?

After accepting responsibility for the troubled rollout, President Obama pledged that the Healthcare.gov website would be fixed and ready to go by November 30th. Host Michel Martin speaks with Mary Agnes Cary of Kaiser Health News about where the site stands now.

Avoiding Another Government Shutdown Moves To Front Burner

On Capitol Hill, another red-letter budget deadline is fast approaching. The Senate and House budget chairs are working toward an agreement on spending levels that they are supposed to be announced by the end of next week.

White House Confident Insurance Website Is Working Better

In this, the first week of December, the Obama administration says it has met its self-imposed deadline of fixing the troubled healthcare.gov web site. And it says people should be able to sign up for health insurance. So, is it fixed and when will we know for sure?

Parents Of Sleep-Deprived Teens Push For Later School Start Times

Scientists agree that teenagers naturally go to bed late and sleep late, too. But high school start times are traditionally very early. Proponents of later start times say they're finally getting traction. The result, they say, will be happier kids who do better in school.

5 Most Memorable Political Ads Of 2013

It may have been an election off-year, but that didn't stifle the creativity of political ad-makers in 2013. From "Creepy Uncle Sam" to screaming donkeys, there were plenty of eye-catching spots on the airwaves — or YouTube — this year.

Long-Shot Candidates Look To Keep Hope Alive For 2016

It's trial balloon season in presidential politics, a time when long shots and lesser-knowns float their names for 2016. More than a few of them are simply after the free publicity.

Bickering In Bangladesh; Curling; Glow-In-The-Dark Tattoos

Ozy editor Eugene Robinson tells NPR's Arun Rath about two dueling divas in Bangladeshi politics, the rising popularity of an obscure winter sport, and tattoos that you can wear to work.

Week In Politics: HealthCare.gov And Troop Levels In Afghanistan

Ari Shapiro speaks with political commentators, EJ Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the latest on the HealthCare.gov Website and the discord over reaching a troop agreement between the U.S. and Afghanistan.

Obama Visits Immigration Activists

The president told activists on the National Mall on Friday that there is still time for the House to pass legislation that would overhaul the nation's immigration system. The Senate passed a comprehensive bill in the summer. House Speaker John Boehner says he prefers a piecemeal approach.