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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Congressman Steve Israel (D-MD) is also the author of a new satirical novel, "The Global War On Morris."  (Courtesy Simon & Schuster)

Congressman, now novelist, Steve Israel turns a satirical eye at Congress and the war on terror in his new book. He’s with us. Plus: could Mitt Romney really run for President a third time? And will Jeb Bush run, too?

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | 10:00 AM
People march as they protest for increased minimum wages near a McDonald's restaurant on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, in the Little Havana area in Miami.  (AP)

Jobs numbers are up. Wages are not. It’s time for some serious thinking about how our economy is working. We’ll do it.

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Monday, January 12, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Smoke emanates from the entrance to a kosher market as security forces prepare to end a hostage situation, Paris, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. Explosions and gunshots were heard as police forces stormed a kosher grocery in Paris where a gunman was holding at least five people hostage. (AP)

The Paris attack and the new face of terror: small, soft targets. The coffee shop. The office. If this is it, what do we do?

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Friday, January 9, 2015 | 10:00 AM
People gather in solidarity of the victims of a terror attack against a satirical newspaper, in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. (AP)

Paris terror attack. The GOP Congress versus Obama . The rift between NYPD and New York’s mayor. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Thursday, January 8, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Supporters of immigration reform attend a rally in front of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, thanking President Obama for his executive action on illegal immigration. (AP)

American immigration reform. Executive orders. Pushback. And the Dreamer view.

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Thursday, January 8, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Demonstrators hold papers reading "I am Charlie", during a demonstration in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Three masked gunmen shouting "Allahu akbar!" stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, Wednesday, killing 12 people, including its editor, before escaping in a car. It was France's deadliest postwar terrorist attack. (AP)

The terror strike on the French satirical magazine in Paris. We’ll be on the ground with the latest details and the big picture.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015 | 11:00 AM
An entrance sign near the quarters for guards at the U.S. military detention center at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba, June 7, 2014. (AP)

Secret midnight flights and a flurry of prisoner releases. We’ll look at the new push to shut down the prison at Guantanamo.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 | 10:00 AM
A sign shows the price of gasoline at a Shell station near downtown Detroit on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. AAA Michigan said that the average cost of self-serve unleaded gasoline in the state was $1.97 a gallon, the first time the price has fallen below $2 a gallon since March 2009 and down 9 cents since the beginning of the week.  (AP)

We take on the economic outlook for 2015. Oil is low. U.S. growth is high. The rest of the world, a little worrying.

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Monday, January 5, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Pope Francis kisses a statue of the baby Jesus as he arrives to celebrate a New Year mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in Vatican City Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015.  (AP)

Pope Francis –”The Great Reformer” – just keeps shaking things up. We’ll take a closer look at the motivations of the Pontiff moving the Catholic Church and the world.

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Friday, January 2, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Scaffolding surrounds the U.S. Capitol Dome during a press conference on the roof of the U.S. Capitol Building, in Washington,Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, to announce the completion of the scaffolding and the start of the repairs for the U.S. Capitol Dome Restoration Project.  (AP)

The year behind, the year ahead. Our weekly news roundtable, with Tom Ashbrook back live in the studio.

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Jan 28, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Pellissippi State Community College Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP)

The promise of free community college. What it might mean for our economy and our fraying social contract.

Jan 28, 2015
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Did our sense of taste make us human? From evolution to culture, a new book explores the science and perception of flavor.

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Jan 27, 2015
As any ant knows, building a reliable team can be hard. (Flickr / Guildmn20)

From Silicon Valley to your office, some teams work better – and smarter – than others. We’ll look at the surprising reasons why.

 
Jan 27, 2015
Leader of Syriza left-wing party Alexis Tsipras speaks to his supporters outside Athens University Headquarters, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. A triumphant Alexis Tsipras told Greeks that his radical left Syriza party's win in Sunday's early general election meant an end to austerity and humiliation and that the country's regular and often fraught debt inspections were a thing of the past. (AP)

A leftist victory in Greece, and anti-austerity pushback across Europe. We’ll ask where this goes.

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Our Week In The Web: January 23, 2015
Friday, Jan 23, 2015

New thoughts on Facebook, new analysis of State of the Union twitter activity and new weekend excitement. New! And exciting!

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Meet On Point’s Interns: Spring 2015
Friday, Jan 23, 2015

Good news! We have interns, and they are wonderful, and here they are for the spring term. Meet them digitally, right here.

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Caller To Author Ron Rash: ‘You Cared About People Like Me’
Thursday, Jan 22, 2015

An unexpected caller from South Carolina brings back guest Ron Rash’s years as a community college professor in a movingly real way.

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