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FYIs: Gabrielle Giffords’s Plea to Lawmakers, Facebook’s SuperBowl Data and Immigration Reform

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FYIs: Gabrielle Giffords’s Plea to Lawmakers, Facebook’s SuperBowl Data and Immigration Reform
Before we all enter into SuperBowl mode this weekend, take a look at these interesting tidbits we’ve compiled for this week’s FYI list: If you haven’t seen former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords speech on gun violence, take a look now or glance at her notes from Tuesday. Giffords was severely wounded and is still recovering, but…
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FYIs: Lip-syncing, Roe v. Wade, and Vice President Joe Biden’s Hangout

From rumors of Beyonce lip-syncing at the Inauguration, to the 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade, what made our FYI list this week? First, we turn to a feature on President Obama’s moving inauguration speech that left the crowds cheering and the GOP cringing. If you haven’t read the address or heard the speech yet…
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President Obama was certainly delivering this speech for the annals, but what does it mean for the next four years?

Episode 85: All About The Inauguration

On the holiday by which we mark Reverend Martin Luther King’s birthday, President Obama was sworn in for the second time (or for the fourth time if you count the mistake in 2008 and the quiet ceremony on Sunday this year). Charley and I regroup to talk about the symbolism of the day, the hype,…
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Since 2000, the right of Israeli women to be in all military positions has been equal to men

With No Single Front-Line, Women Demand End to Combat Ban

UPDATE January 23, 2013  Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is lifting the ban of on women in combat opening up hundreds if thousands of front-line jobs. This decision overturns a 1994 Pentaogn rule restricting women from  artillery, armor, infantry and other combat roles even though more than 20,000 have served  in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.…
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Episode 84: Aaron Swartz, Internet Freedom and Prosecutorial Power

Episode 84: Aaron Swartz, Internet Freedom and Prosecutorial Power

We’re back after a long sabbatical and ready to bring you a whole new year of stories, special guests and analysis. We start 2013 with the unfortunate story of Aaron Swartz, a talented 26 year old who took his own life last week. Aaron invented the RSS Web feed system when he was 14 years,…
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