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What The Emancipation Proclamation Didn't Do

The Emancipation Proclamation celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. But not everyone knows the real story behind the document. Host Michel Martin speaks with historian Lonnie Bunch, about what the Emancipation Proclamation did - and didn't do.

Beauty Shop Fodder: Cabinet Picks And Reality TV

The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in on President Obama's national security nominations. They also talk about whether reality television has sunk to a new low this season with shows about rural partying and baby mamas.

Reports: Obama Has Settled On Jack Lew, His Chief Of Staff, For Treasury

Lew, who earlier was budget director in both the Obama and Clinton administrations, has long been thought to be the leading candidate to replace Timothy Geithner.
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Secretary Clinton's Benghazi Testimony And Terrorism In North And West Africa

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's testimony on Benghazi, Libya, and understanding security risks in North and West Africa.

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D.C. Budget Autonomy Amendment Will Go On April Ballot

An amendment that would give the District of Columbia full control over its own municipal budget will be placed on the ballot for voters in April, the D.C. board of Elections ruled Tuesday.


Talk Of Delaying Brennan Nomination 'Unfortunate,' White House Says

Republican senators have said they may try to hold up John Brennan's nomination to be CIA director until they hear more about the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi and more about his views on "enhanced interrogation."

Can Police Force Drunken Driving Suspects To Take Blood Tests?

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case testing whether police must get a warrant before forcing a driver to have his blood drawn. Missouri, backed by the Obama administration, argues that time is of the essence when alcohol is dissipating in a person's bloodstream.

Lobbying Battle Over Hagel Under Way Before Obama's Nod

The fight over the former GOP senator's nomination to be the next defense secretary might be bigger than any other Cabinet nomination in recent history. Chuck Hagel's friends and foes are preparing for modern combat on TV and the Internet.