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Week In Politics: Post-'Nuclear Option' Politics And JFK's Legacy

Robert Siegel talks to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and David Brooks with The New York Times to discuss the week in politics. They discuss the Senate's radical move to curb filibusters of presidential nominees and political legacy of JFK.
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5 Ways JFK Still Influences Presidential Politics

John F. Kennedy redefined the art of campaigning. Thanks to him, televised debates took on greater prominence, and primaries grew in strategic importance.
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Anthony Brown Pledges To Refrain From Attack Ads In His Campaign

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's pledge to avoid using attack ads in his campaign is drawing criticism from opposing candidates.

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Budget Cuts Leave Curiosity and Cassini in Limbo

Upcoming NASA budget cuts may force the agency to choose between two of its flagship planetary missions--the Mars Curiosity rover and the Cassini mission to Saturn. Wired reporter Adam Mann discuss how much it takes to run these missions and what discoveries we could miss out on.
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Esperanza Spalding: Guantanamo Doesn't Represent 'Our America'

The Grammy-winning musician's new recording, "We Are America," protests the controversial detention center. But she tells NPR she doesn't like to call it a protest song. It's more of a "let's get together and do something pro-active, creative and productive" song.
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Do Sanctions Really Work?

Foreign leaders are gathered in Geneva, trying to come up with a plan to ease sanctions on Iran, in exchange for promises about their nuclear program. Guest host Celeste Headlee asks NPR's Tom Gjelten about when sanctions work, and why they sometimes don't.
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Why Millions Of Americans Go Hungry And How To Address Their Needs

Cuts in food stamps and rising food prices have left nearly 50 million Americans worried about where they'll get their next meal. Who’s hungry in America and efforts to address their needs.

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Washington Dysfunction And The U.S. Constitution

There's widespread agreement that our government is not working well. Legal scholars debate the causes of dysfunction in Washington and how the U.S. Constitution plays a role.

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Wal-Mart Food Drive Unwittingly Fuels Talk Of Minimum Wage Hike

Advocates for low-wage workers are using a Wal-Mart store's food drive for its own employees as an example of why the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour should be increased to help keep up with inflation.
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Remembering JFK By Rewatching His Inaugural Address

As the nation pauses to reflect on what happened in Dallas 50 years ago, we look back at his "ask not" speech. Watch the video and read his words.

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