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2008 election
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 | 10:00 AM

It’s more than a month until Inauguration Day, but the U.S. capital is buzzing — and bracing for an event of epic proportions. We’ll check in on what’s coming on Inauguration Day.

 
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 | 10:00 AM

We talk with American Muslims about the long presidential campaign, Colin Powell stepping up for their dignity, and the Obama presidency ahead.

 
Thursday, November 6, 2008 | 10:00 AM

The Republican Party rethinks. We talk with conservative thinkers about the GOP’s Election Day thrashing, and where the party goes from here.

 
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 | 11:00 AM

American historians David Kennedy and Nell Irvin Painter discuss the weight of the 2008 election.

 
Wednesday, November 5, 2008 | 10:00 AM

We’ll have all the news, numbers, and analysis of a historic election day.

 
Monday, November 3, 2008 | 10:00 AM

We’ve heard a lot about change in the presidential campaign. On the eve of the election, we’ll ask big thinkers on American politics about the kind of change Barack Obama or John McCain might bring.

 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 | 10:00 AM

It’s a fight to the finish for campaign ’08. We’ll touch down in key battleground states where everything’s on the line for John McCain and Barack Obama.

 
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 | 10:00 AM

The last big issue: America’s wars. With one week to election day, we’ll look at McCain and Obama on Iraq and Afghanistan.

 
Monday, October 27, 2008 | 10:00 AM

The right attacks ACORN and its voter registration drives. Now Robert F. Kennedy Jr. says the real issue is widespread vote suppression. We’ll hear the debate.

 
Wednesday, October 22, 2008 | 11:00 AM

The ’08 election on campus. We’ll hear from college newspaper editors on how their readers see the presidential contest.

 
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Feb 27, 2015
Federal Communication Commission (FCC) ChairmanTom Wheeler, center, joins hands with FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn, left, and Jessica Rosenworcel, before the start of their open hearing in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.  (AP)

A US-Israel rift. A win for net neutrality. “American Sniper” verdict. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Feb 27, 2015
This image released courtesy of the Lead Belly Estate shows folk and blues musician Huddie William Ledbetter, better known as Lead Belly. Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter never had a hit record before he died of Lou Gehrig's disease in 1949. (AP)

Going back to Lead Belly. The blues legend is back. His influences, as big as ever.

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Feb 26, 2015
Humanist chaplain Bart Campolo, center, a former Evangelical Christian youth minister, and his wife, Marty, right, mingle with students as they wait for the start of a forum at the University of Southern California, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP)

More Americans are turning away from religion. We’ll look at how to live a moral life without it.

 
Feb 26, 2015
This Feb. 20, 2015 photo shows an arrangement of peanuts in New York. (AP)

New breakthroughs on peanut allergies – treatment and prevention. And a question: are we too clean for our own good? Plus: did giant gerbils from Asia really bring the bubonic plague to Europe?

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On Point Blog
Two Congressmen Weigh In On DHS Funding
Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015

Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland present their views on the ongoing Congressional budget fight over Department of Homeland Security funding. (Spoiler: They do not agree on a resolution of the crisis).

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Our Week In The Web: February
Friday, Feb 20, 2015

We explain what happened with the old podcast feed this week and last, share some other Oscar categories and reminisce about the golden days of Double Rainbows and Honey Badgers who just don’t care.

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The 87th Academy Awards, As Heard On On Point
Thursday, Feb 19, 2015

Want the inside scoop on who will win big on Sunday’s 87th Academy Awards? (Look elsewhere, sorry). But we’ve got great shows on some of the year’s best movies, all right here.

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