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Friday, November 22, 2013

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  • Senate Rules Change Could Mean More Political Rancor
    Democrats won Thursday when they rammed through a change in Senate rules to essentially kill the filibuster on most presidential nominations. At the time, Republicans said Democrats would be sorry, and soon.
  • 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.
  • New York's Next Mayor Tries New Tactic To Get Feedback
    For two weeks, a huge translucent tent has stood on Canal Street in New York City. The tent is a place for New Yorkers to go and talk about what they want the next mayor to do. They can make videos, post videos and enter their concerns on 48 iPad terminals. There are concerts, panels on everything from parks to education. And they can even buy coffee and beer.
  • JPMorgan Says It Broke No Law. So Why Pay The $13 Billion?
    The banking giant has agreed to pay a record sum to the U.S. government over charges that it knew it was selling risky mortgage products. But it's not clear exactly what, if anything, the bank is admitting to — or if the government's case would have held up in a jury trial.
  • Heisman Front-Runner Under Investigation For Sexual Assault
    The front-runner for the Heisman Trophy is now under investigation on sexual assault charges. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis joins Robert Siegel to talk about this and other college football stories.
  • Walter Cronkite On The Assassination Of John F. Kennedy
    Walter Cronkite anchored the CBS News coverage during the first hours after bullets hit President Kennedy in Dallas 50 years ago Friday. Cronkite returned to that day many years later in a piece for NPR, weaving together audio from the archives and his own reminiscences.
  • White House Pushes Next Year's Health Plan Sign-Ups Later
    The Obama administration is shifting the start date of next year's sign-ups for health insurance from October to November. That gives insurance companies more time to prepare. But it also conveniently moves potential bad news about premium increases until after the midterm elections.
  • On State Heatlh Exchanges, Some Successes, Some Failures
    While the federal health insurance exchange website has been a technical disaster since its rollout, 14 states and the District of Columbia have their own health marketplace web portals independent of The results have been mixed.
  • What's The Best Way To Tax Marijuana? It Depends On What You Want
    If you want to raise money, charge a sales tax. If you want people to smoke less, tax producers. Traditional economics says this shouldn't make a difference, but it does.
  • Two Weeks After Typhoon, Philippines Sees Signs Of Normal Life
    It's been two weeks since the typhoon devastated Tacloban city in the Philippines. Marine Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy is in Tacloban overseeing U.S. military relief efforts in the Philippines, and he says the city is picking up the pieces, businesses are re-opening and he sees signs up hope in the residents. Kennedy gives Melissa Block an update on the state of affairs in the country.

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