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President Obama’s “re-set” with Russia is a thing of the past, as Vladimir Putin continues to pose new challenges. We hear about NATO, economic sanctions, the price of oil — and financial corruption.

Also, the Speaker of the House talks next steps, and a conversation with satirist Harry Shearer. Is Fox News fulfilling a dream of Richard Nixon?  

Photo: Russian Presidential Press and Information Office

Producers:
Andrea Brody
Evan George
Katie Cooper

Speaker of the House Talks Next Steps 6 MIN, 29 SEC

Yesterday’s elections gave Republicans control of the Senate, and House Speaker John Boehner has a bigger majority than he had before. Today, he said he’ll push GOP priorities — especially when there’s hope of bi-partisan support.  But he pulled no punches when it came for compromises with President Obama on issues including the Affordable Care Act. Sarah Binder is senior fellow in governance at the Brookings Institution and professor of Political Science at George Washington University. 

Guests:
Sarah Binder, Brookings Institution (@sarahebinder)

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Are the US and Russia Fighting a New Cold War? 35 MIN, 36 SEC

When Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, President Obama wanted to “re-set” relations with Russia. How times have changed. Her successor, John Kerry says, “the Cold War was easy compared to where we are today.” Russian aircraft — including strategic bombers — flew so close to the boundaries of European countries last week that NATO sent up intercepting aircraft. It’s Vladimir Putin’s latest challenge since he annexed Crimea and encouraged Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine. Putin is playing tough despite a weak hand. One available option for the US and the West -- go after the “dirty money.” 

Guests:
Mark Galeotti, New York University (@MarkGaleotti)
Edward Lucas, The Economist (@edwardlucas)
Piotr Dutkiewicz, Carleton University
Robert Kaufman, Pepperdine University (@RobertGKaufman)

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The New Cold War

Edward Lucas

Harry Shearer Channels Richard Nixon in New Web Series 7 MIN, 39 SEC

Satirist Harry Shearer voices several characters on The Simpsons; he’s the bassist for Spinal Tap, host of Le Show on public radio and an impersonator extraordinaire. Working with historian Stanley Kutler, he’s become a student of President Richard Nixon’s White House tapes. Now he’s done a series for television, dramatizing the taped conversations word for word. Nixon’s the One debuted on TV in Britain, and is now running on YouTube.

Guests:
Harry Shearer, Political satirist (@theharryshearer)

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