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A surveillance state, the China summit, Susan Rice and Samantha Power.

The Surveillance State and the China Summit

A surveillance state, the China summit, Susan Rice and Samantha Power.

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Two economies, President Obama's charm offensive, the Rand Paul filibuster, and Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg leaning in.

A Tale of Two Economies, Obama's Charm Offensive

Two economies, President Obama's charm offensive, the Rand Paul filibuster, and Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg leaning in.

from Left, Right & Center

Karzai at the White House, was Afghanistan worth it?  Nominating  Chuck Hagel and Jack Lew, but where are the women? Joe Biden on gun reform.  Should we mint a trillion dollar coin?

Was Afghanistan worth it? Chuck Hagel, Jack Lew and Biden's gun plan

Karzai at the White House, was Afghanistan worth it?  Nominating Chuck Hagel and Jack Lew, but where are the women? Joe Biden on gun reform. Should we mint a trillion dollar coin?

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LA City Councilman Joe Buscaino is running to replace Mayor Eric Garcetti, and he held his first official campaign event on Monday along the Venice Beach boardwalk.

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In late September 2020, then-President Trump ordered an end to racial sensitivity training for federal employees, though later President Biden reversed that order.

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Josh Barro and Ken White discuss Michael Flynn’s talk of a coup, Trump’s wish for reinstatement, and Little RICO.

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Sherry Buchanan, author of “On the Ho Chi Minh Trail,” discusses what she learned about the Vietnam War from the Vietnamese women who survived its frontlines.

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Josh Barro speaks with Liz Bruenig and Ross Douthat about the summit between President Biden and Vladimir Putin, cyberattacks, another test for Obamacare, and decadence.

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President Joe Biden signed a bill into law today declaring June 19, commonly referred to as Juneteenth , a federal holiday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand