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LISTEN: Should Detroit cut pensions to pay $19B debt?

Detroit filed for bankruptcy last Thursday, and tough decisions for the city’s leaders are likely just beginning. To reduce the city’s $19 billion debt, bankruptcy could lead to cutting pensions for 20,000 employees, a step that has been challenged by … Continued

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LISTEN: Will Obama’s trip revitalize U.S. engagement in Africa?

While Michelle Obama has been documenting the first family’s trip to Africa on Instagram, others at home have been analyzing the long-term implications of the president’s visit to the continent–his first since a one-day trip to Ghana in 2009. Todd … Continued

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Congress faced with tough decisions on rising student loan interest rates

American students are taking on more and more debt to finish their educations, a crisis that some say could be as bad as–or worse than–the 2009 collapse of the housing bubble. And politicians are facing tough decisions to try to … Continued

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Former Sen. Olympia Snowe on what it was like being one of only nine women in the Senate

Throughout her forty years in public service, former Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) has stood up for equality and bipartisanship. But when Snowe served in the Senate, she was one of only nine female senators. On SiriusXM Leading Ladies with Julie … Continued

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LISTEN: Lack of summer jobs affecting teen drop-out rates?

Halfway through the summer, many teens are still sitting around without anything to do. Secretary of Labor Seth Harris addressed the lack of summer jobs for youth with Joe Madison on SiriusXM Urban View. President Obama’s fiscal year 2014 budget … Continued

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Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood avoids DOMA question

At the 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival, Pete Dominick asked United States Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood about the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). LaHood told Dominick he preferred not to talk about the Supreme Court ruling. … Continued

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Ken Klukowski: Supreme Court took ‘modest’ approach on Voting Rights Act

Ken Klukowski was on The David Webb Show Tuesday and spoke about Chief Justice John Roberts’ Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder. Klukowski discussed the the pre-clearance system created in the 1960s. Listen … Continued

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Politicians, scientists debate Obama’s climate action plan on POTUS Politics

What is “the most contentious issue of our times”? According to Penn State professor Michael Mann, it’s climate change. Mann, the author of The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines, sat down with Michael Smerconish on … Continued

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LISTEN: BuzzFeed’s Chris Geidner explains DOMA repeal

BuzzFeed senior political and legal reporter Chris Geidner talked about the Defensive of Marriage Act (DOMA) repeal with Julie Mason from SiriusXM’s POTUS Politics on Wednesday. Geidner explained what it means now that Section 3 of DOMA was struck down. Listen … Continued

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Senator Rand Paul draws the line on NSA surveillance of citizens

During The Mike Church Show on SiriusXM Patriot, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) discussed the recent leak when whistle blower Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA is surveilling citizens’ online activities. Paul cited a recent senate hearing where Director of National Intelligence, … Continued