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Thursday, April 1, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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President Obama announces plans to drill for oil offshore. We’ll look at the politics behind the move — and Obama’s energy vision now.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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Delaware and Tennessee win the first round of Obama’s 4.35 billion dollar “Race to the Top” in education. We’ll look at how they won — and where the race goes from here.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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The Obama administration wants to rewrite No Child Left Behind. We’ll ask what’s coming for American education.

 
Thursday, March 11, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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Think tanks in Washington are playing out the scenarios of an Israeli attack on Iran. We’ll look at the tough results they’ve found.

 
Tuesday, March 9, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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The military’s bomb squads that defuse I.E.D.’s in Iraq and Afghanistan. We’ll look at their job, their technology, and the risks they take.

 
Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

U.S. Ambassaor to Iraq Christopher Hill spoke with On Point live from Baghdad today as early voting gets underway, part of the run-up to Sunday’s elections. “So far so good,” Hill said, despite scattered violence. Hill said that the plan to withdraw U.S. combat troops by Sept. 1, and to leave only a residual advisory force of 50,000 or fewer, remains “very much on schedule.” Observers worry that a spike in violence could derail that timeline.

 
Thursday, January 28, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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The President speaks, in his State of the Union address. We’ll get reaction from progressive blogger Jane Hamsher, conservative Pat Buchanan, and you.

 
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 | 10:00 AM
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One year after Barack Obama’s inauguration, the loss of Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat has stunned Democrats. We look at the president, his party, and his agenda now.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Howard Dean and more on why the progressive push for a public option fell apart, and what it means for Obama’s stab at health care history.

 
Friday, December 4, 2009 | 11:00 AM

The Secret Service takes heat for a state dinner security breach at the White House. We’ll look at who’s protecting the president.

 
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TODAY
Oct 31, 2014
Nurse Kaci Hickox, right, and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur are followed by a Maine State Trooper as they ride bikes on a trail near her home in Fort Kent, Maine, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.  (AP)

Quarantines and Ebola. An exploding rocket. Apple’s CEO comes out. Hawaiian lava flows. Midterms in the home stretch. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Oct 31, 2014
Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) and Sauncho Smilax (Beninico del Toro) share a drink in a scene from the upcoming Paul Thomas Anderson film, "Inherent Vice," an adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name. (Courtesy Warner Bros. Entertainment)

from “Interstellar” to “Into the Woods.” The biggest and best movies of the fall and holiday seasons. What to see, what to skip.

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Oct 30, 2014
Soylent is a new meal-replacement substance meant to offer a complete nutritional alternative to traditional food. (Courtesy Soylent)

Soylent is a grey smoothie the consistency of pancake batter that claims it can replace all your food. On a crowded planet, is this the future of food? Plus: what does the Antares rocket crash mean for private space travel?

 
Oct 30, 2014
Realtor Helen Hertz stands in front of one of her listings in Cleveland Heights, Ohio Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Hertz, a real estate agent for more than three decades, has seen firsthand what has happened to the market in the wake of the recession and foreclosure crisis. (AP)

Home ownership rates are at a 20-year low. Millennials and more aren’t buying. We’ll look at what American’s think now about owning a home.

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A Bit More On The History Of Quarantine
Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

So this whole quarantine thing — why to do it, when to do it, and when to just say no.

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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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