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Tuesday, June 15, 2010 | 10:00 AM
President Barack Obama answers questions during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, May 27, 2010. (AP)

President Obama is coming down hard on leaks to the press – prosecuting even more aggressively than predecessor George W. Bush. We look at the leaks and the crackdown.

 
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Palestinians ride boats in Gaza waters and an Israeli navy vessel patrols, background, as a flotilla of aid ships leaves for the blockaded territory, in Gaza city, Sunday, May 30, 2010. (AP)

Gaza’s and Israel’s bloody encounter with a relief flotilla in the Mediterranean. We look at the clash and the fallout.

 
Thursday, May 13, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Democrat Mark Critz, left, and Republican Tim Burns, right, are running for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 12th District. (AP photos)

Mid-term elections and what’s ahead for Republicans and Democrats. We look through the prism of Pennsylvania’s contested 12th district — John Murtha’s seat.

 
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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A presidential cancer panel sounds the alarm on environmental cancer risks.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

Thomas H. Johnson, a guest today and a scholar at the Naval Postgraduate School, says there are strong parallels between the Vietnam War and the current war in Afghanistan. Do you agree?

 
Monday, May 10, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Solicitor General Elena Kagan speaks during a conference on May 3, 2010 in Chicago. (AP)

President Obama nominates Elena Kagan, the administration’s solicitor general, for the Supreme Court. We look at her chances, and what it means for the court and the country.

 
Thursday, May 6, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Many holding signs against Arizona's immigration law at a May Day reform rally by the White House, on May 1, 2010. (AP)

Hispanics speak on the Arizona immigration law. We’ll hear Hispanic voices and your calls, on borders, profiling, and America.

 
Monday, May 3, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Workers secure oil retention booms to the shore in Bay St. Louis,  Miss., Sunday, May 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

The oil rig disaster gets worse. The Gulf Coast braces as the oil slick moves in. We look at the threat ahead, and the impact on national oil policy.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Victoria Jackson speaks during a tea party rally in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, April 12, 2010. (AP)

The “isms” are flying in the age of Obama. Charges of “socialism,” “communism.” Let’s define terms. We’ll look at what’s on the table, and what’s not.

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Monday, April 12, 2010 | 10:00 AM
In this Sept. 29, 2009, file photo Associate Justice John Paul Stevens sits for a new group photograph at the Supreme Court in Washington. Stevens, leader of Supreme Court's liberals, to retire this summer. (AP)

The Supreme Court’s oldest justice and liberal leader John Paul Stevens announces his retirement. Top court watchers weigh in on President Obama’s next move.

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ONPOINT
TODAY
Oct 24, 2014
Ottawa police officers, with Parliament Hill in the background, guard the area around the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa on Thursday. (Reuters/Landov)

Gunfire in Canada’s capital. Billionaire millions hit the midterms. Huge airbag recall. Ben Bradlee is dead. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Oct 24, 2014
Andrew (Miles Teller) and his often demanding conductor, Terrence (J.K. Simmons) in a scene from the new film, "Whiplash." (Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics)

The new movie “Whiplash”. The thin line between obsession and abuse on the road to greatness. In music, the arts…sports.

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Oct 23, 2014
A screenshot from the interactive game, "Depression Quest," the game at the root of the ongoing #GamerGate controversy. (Courtesy  "Depression Quest")

#GamerGate. Sexism, misogyny and rough stuff in a video game world culture clash.

 
Oct 23, 2014
Specialist Ronnie Howard, center, calls out prices as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014. Beyond the turmoil shaking financial markets, the U.S. economy remains sturdier than many seem to fear. (AP)

The global economic wobble. Europe weakness. China fears. Wild markets. We’ll lay out the global economy now.

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The Explicast, Episode Two: Why Is Election Day On A Tuesday?
Friday, Oct 24, 2014

The Explicast is back for another round. This time, we’re looking at Election Day, and why we all keep voting on a random Tuesday in early November.

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Our Week In The Web: October 24, 2014
Friday, Oct 24, 2014

On comments, comment sections, and ROY G BIV.

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Introducing The Explicast: A New Podcast From On Point Radio
Friday, Oct 17, 2014

Confused about the news? Don’t worry: so are we sometimes! Introducing a new On Point Radio podcast: The Explicast. You can find Episode One right here.

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