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Wednesday, November 27, 2013 | 10:00 AM
In this Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 photo author Doris Kearns Goodwin stands near a bookshelf for a portrait at her home in Concord, Mass. Goodwin's latest book,"The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism," was released on Nov. 5. (AP)

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on protest, reform, Teddy Roosevelt and America then and now.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013 | 11:00 AM
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney answers a question as President Barack Obama listens during the third presidential debate at Lynn University, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in Boca Raton, Fla. (AP)

Swap Hillary for Biden? Mark Halperin and John Heilemann are back with “Double Down.” We’ll look at the 2012 campaign, 2013, 2016.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013 | 10:00 AM
Republican strategist Karl Rove gestures while at a luncheon at the California Republican Party convention, in Sacramento, Calif., Saturday, March 2, 2013.  (AP)

The big money squaring off in the GOP’s hot in-house struggle. From the Koch Brothers to Karl Rove to the Tea Party, we’ll look at whose cash is fueling what.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011 | 11:00 AM
Donald Trump

President Donald Trump? We’ll look at what “candidate” Trump means for republican voters today – and what he means for the GOP.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM
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Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is giving the Republican response to the President’s State of the Union address. Listen back to Ryan’s show with us.

 
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Glenn Beck (AP)

Getting Glenn Beck. The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank, The Weekly Standard’s Matt Continetti, and Mark Leibovich of the New York Times, on what makes Beck tick and what makes him popular.

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Monday, September 20, 2010 | 10:00 AM
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) in Kenosha, Wis., June 3, 2010. (AP)

Rising hard-right Republican star Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin lays out his big vision for a much more conservative country.

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Wednesday, December 31, 1969 | 11:00 AM

We speak with Politico’s Jonathan Martin about Tea Party wins in the Tuesday primaries and the wider implications for the Republican Party. Read his new article, “Soul-searching time: A GOP torn.”

 
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 | 10:00 AM
Former Gov. Sarah Palin speaks at the Glenn Beck "Restoring Honor" rally in Washington, Aug. 28, 2010. (AP)

We talk with Vanity Fair reporter Michael Joseph Gross, about his big new—and controversial — profile of Tea Party powerbroker Sarah Palin. Plus, we hear a new gospel of thrift, from a young megachurch pastor.

 
Tuesday, September 7, 2010 | 10:00 AM
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. with House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio, Jan. 6, 2009. (AP)

The big stage-setter for the mid-term elections. Democrats on why they should be rehired. Republicans on why Dems should be fired.

 
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Sep 2, 2014
U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., talks with Mark Wilson, event political speaker chairperson, with his wife Elain Chao, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, at the annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., Saturday, August 4, 2012. (AP)

Nine weeks counting now to the midterm elections. We’ll look at the key races and the stakes.

Sep 2, 2014
Confederate spymaster Rose O'Neal Greenhow, pictured with her daughter "Little" Rose in Washington, D.C.'s Old Capitol Prison in 1862. (Wikimedia / Creative Commons)

True stories of daring women during the Civil War. Best-selling author Karen Abbott shares their exploits in a new book: “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy.”

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Sep 1, 2014
Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones (95) recovers a fumble by Carolina Panthers quarterback Derek Anderson (3) in the second quarter of the NFL preseason football game on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (AP)

One outspoken fan’s reluctant manifesto against football, and the big push to reform the game.

 
Sep 1, 2014
This Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 photo shows a mural in in the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago dedicated to the history of the Pullman railcar company and the significance for its place in revolutionizing the railroad industry and its contributions to the African-American labor movement. (AP)

On Labor Day, we’ll check in on the American labor force, with labor activist Van Jones, and more.

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Our Week In The Web: August 29, 2014
Friday, Aug 29, 2014

On hypothetical questions, Beyoncé and the unending flow of social media.

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Drew Bledsoe Is Scoring Touchdowns (In The Vineyards)
Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Football great — and vineyard owner — Drew Bledsoe talks wine, onions and the weird way they intersect sometimes in Walla Walla, Washington.

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Poutine Whoppers? Why Burger King Is Bailing Out For Canada
Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014

Why is Burger King buying a Canadian coffee and doughnut chain? (We’ll give you a hint: tax rates).

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