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A primer on what this emergency unemployment program is, why it's shrinking, and what the arguments for and against renewing it are.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Dec 26, 2013
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A primer on what this emergency unemployment program is, why it's shrinking, and what the arguments for and against renewing it are.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Dec 23, 2013
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The A&E show's in the headlines after racist and homophobic comments by star Phil Robertson got him suspended. Here's what you need to know.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Dec 20, 2013
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Republicans have filibustered three Obama court nominees. That could be the end of the filibuster.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Nov 21, 2013
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Congress has until Oct. 17 to raise the debt ceiling. Here's what happens if they don't.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Oct 14, 2013
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How did Bashar al-Assad get them? And what would happen to the weapons stockpiles if the Syrian government collapsed?

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Sep 5, 2013
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Last night, on the Rachel Maddow show, I tried to explain the LIBOR scandal in under three minutes I finished with 20 seconds to spare.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jul 25, 2012
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To hear conservatives tell it, the Obama administration is using its executive power to effectively repeal the Clinton administration's signature welfare reform law. One man's gutting is another man's tweaking, but one thing that's for sure is that the Obama administration is not removing the bill's work requirements at all. He's changing them to allow states more flexibility.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 17, 2012
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This morning, my colleague Lori Montgomery reported that Democrats are increasingly willing to allow the US to fall off the so-called "fiscal cliff" at the end of this year in order to get Republicans to agree to allow higher rates on wealthy taxpayers. Which raises the question - what the heck is the "fiscal cliff"?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 16, 2012
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