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What Does America Think Of President Obama's 'Red Line?'

The White House is trying to get Congressional support for military intervention in Syria. But a poll shows American citizens are not in favor of attacking. How important is domestic and international support? Host Michel Martin asks two former White House insiders: Ron Christie and Corey Ealons.
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Who Are The Smartest People On Twitter?

Host Michel Martin gets a fresh take on some of this week's top stories from the ladies of the Beauty Shop. This week they discuss Fast Company's list of the 25 Smartest Women on Twitter.
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So McCain Plays Games On His Phone When He's Bored; Do You?

The Arizona senator was spotted playing a game on his phone as other lawmakers debated whether to strike Syria. "Scandal!" he later tweeted, with tongue firmly in cheek. Be honest, have you ever surreptitiously done such a thing during a boring meeting?
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Jim Lehrer: "Top Down: A Novel Of The Kennedy Assassination"

Jim Lehrer was a young reporter in Dallas when President Kennedy was shot. The former PBS newsman's new novel imagines how the assassination changes the life of a Secret Service agent and his family.

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A Preview Of The U.S. Supreme Court's Fall Term

The U.S. Supreme Court is back in session, with justices planning to hear cases on campaign finance, affirmative action and the constitutionality of legislative prayer. A preview of the Court's fall term.

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Congressional Districts, Demographics And Prospects For Moving Beyond Gridlock In Washington

The recent shutdown and debt ceiling crisis that paralyzed Washington prompts new questions about polarization of the U.S. electorate. Diane and her guests discuss congressional districts, demographic patterns and prospects for moving beyond gridlock in Washington.

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Friday News Roundup - International

Debate over Syria dominates the G-20 summit in Russia. Egypt’s interior minister survives a car bombing. And Brazil and Mexico demand an explanation of alleged U.S. spying. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

President Barack Obama seeks support for military strikes in Syria. The White House steps up its public relations campaign for health care enrollment. And the latest unemployment numbers. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories.

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Charles Lollar Joins Crowded Maryland GOP Gubernatorial Primary Field

Republican Charles Lollar is jumping into the race for Maryland's top office, and like Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, if elected he would be the state's first African-American governor.

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Sen. McCain Caught Playing Poker During Syria Hearing

During the more than three hour hearing on Tuesday, Sen. John McCain started playing poker on his phone. A photographer for The Washington Post snapped the photo. McCain confessed on Twitter, and said, "Worst of all I lost."

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