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September 2, 2014 | NPR · At a Labor Day picnic in Milwaukee, the president accused the GOP of blocking economic initiatives. He urged the sympathetic union audience to turn their frustration into political action in November.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The city's plan to restructure its debt has been praised as a creative way to protect both pensioners and its art museum. But some creditors — and residents — feel like they're being railroaded.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · A company called WTAS is reviving the defunct accounting firm's name and hoping clients have forgotten its associations with the Enron scandal.
 

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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The Islamist extremist group Islamic State has released a new video that purports to show the beheading of an American journalist named Steven Sotloff. Two weeks ago, the group threatened to kill Sotloff in a video depicting the beheading of James Foley, another American journalist.
 
September 2, 2014 | NPR · In response to unrest in eastern Ukraine, NATO is considering forming a rapid reaction force — a topic that will be discussed at a summit this week in Wales. But how will Russia react, and is this the right move for the alliance? To learn more, Audie Cornish speaks with Steven Pifer, the director of Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative at the Brookings Institution.
 
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September 2, 2014 | NPR · The Pentagon has been transferring mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles to local police. Built to protect U.S. forces from roadside bomb blasts at war, these huge vehicles aren't always welcome.
 

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August 30, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian forces are defending the port city of Novoazovsk from what they say is a Russian invasion. Scott Simon talks to correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
 

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August 31, 2014 | NPR · Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.
 

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Dec 17, 2010 — On this day in 2007, Joe Lieberman, the Democratic nominee for VP in 2000, endorses Republican Sen. John McCain for president.
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Dec 10, 2010 — On this day in 1992, Bob Packwood, an Oregon Republican senator who had recently been elected to his 5th term, acknowledges that he did make unwanted sexual advances towards many women, but insists he would not resign.
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Dec 3, 2010 — On this day in 1991, John Sununu, President Bush's chief of staff who had become a political liability for the White House, announces his resignation.
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Nov 12, 2010 — On this day in 1975, Associate Justice William O. Douglas, who served on the Supreme Court longer than anyone in history, retires.
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Oct 29, 2010 — On this day in 1968, Minnesota Sen. Eugene McCarthy — with just a week to go before the election — finally endorses his one-time rival, Vice President Hubert Humphrey, for president.
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Oct 22, 2010 — On Oct. 22, 1962, President Kennedy announces a quarantine of Cuba, blocking additional Soviet warships from delivering missiles to the island. It becomes the leading issue of the 1962 midterm elections.
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Oct 15, 2010 — On this date in 1992, President George Bush, Democratic challenger Bill Clinton and independent candidate Ross Perot hold their second debate, at the University of Virginia, a debate that used a "town hall" meeting format.
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Oct 8, 2010 — On this day in 1991, seven Democratic women from the House march over to the Senate to demand a delay in the confirmation vote for Clarence Thomas, who is accused by Prof. Anita Hill of sexual harassment.
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Oct 1, 2010 — On this day in 1987, Pat Robertson, a conservative televangelist who recently gave up his stint as host of the "700 Club," declares his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination.
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Sep 24, 2010 — On this day in 1980, the House ethics committee votes to expel Michael "Ozzie" Myers, a Pennsylvania Democrat, from the House for his role in the Abscam scandal.
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