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    National Football League's Response to Ray Rice

    Marina Koren spoke by phone about her piece in the National Journal, “House Democrats to NFL: Give the Public Answers About Ray Rice,” about a letter from lawmakers to the…

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    Open Phones

    Phone lines were open for viewer calls on “Congress asks NFL for more transparency,” a push from members of Congress for more transparency in the National Football League in…

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    U.S. Strategy for Combating ISIS

    Anthony Cordesman talked about President Obama’s strategy toward defeating ISIL* which he laid out in an address earlier in the week. He reacted to a video clip of the previous…

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    Republican Control of the House of Representatives

    Nate Cohn talked about the geographical and political reasons Republicans were expected to remain the majority party in the House of Representatives following the 2014 midterm elections as…

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    50 Richest Members of Congress

    Bridget Bowman talked by telephone about Roll Call’s annual “50 Richest Members of Congress” list, that also lists the 10 poorest members, and examined who on the list was…

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    Open Phones

    Phone lines were open for viewer calls on the question: “Does your congressperson represent you?” Bridget Bowman talked by telephone about Roll Call’s annual “50…

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    Right-to-Work Laws

    Mark Mix talked about “right-to-work” laws in 20 states that prohibit unions from requiring employee membership, payment of dues, or fees as a condition of employment. He…

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    State of Labor Unions in the U.S.

    David Madland talked about the state of unions in the United States and their impact on wages and jobs. He described their state as “not very good,” and representing…

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    State of the Labor Market

    Victoria Stilwell talked about some of the “mixed signals” of the U.S. economy Positives included the current unemployment rate and the increase in the number of job openings,…

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    State of the U.S. Job Market

    Christopher Rugaber, speaking by phone, assessed the state of the U.S. job market. He discussed the unemployment rate, job creation, and hourly wages.

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “What is your view of the current job market?” Associated Press reporter Christopher Rugaber, speaking by phone,…

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    Challenges Facing Young Adults

    Tom Snyder and Jennifer Brown Lerner talked about a federal interagency special report that aimed to identify challenges and opportunities for young adults age 18 to 24 and their needs as…

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    Campaign Polling

    Doug Usher and Kellyanne Conway talked about how the candidates and the general public use and consume polling information. Ms. Conway spoke via video link from Philadelphia,…

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    U.S. Economic Outlook

    Pedro Nicolaci da Costa talked about the state of the U.S. economy, including the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy, wages, jobs, and unemployment. He said that the U.S. economy…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on foreign policy challenges facing the Obama administration. Video clips were shown of President Obama speaking to White House reporters…

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    50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

    Chase Huntley talked about the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, which created a legal definition of “wilderness” and protected large amounts of federal lands.

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    Millennial Generation Voters

    Evan Feinberg and Matthew Segal talked about issues important to millennial generation voters in the 2014 and 2016 elections. They defined millennials as those born after 1980. They…

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    Military Options in Dealing with Middle East Terrorists

    Andrew Tilghman talked about the Defense Department’s role in countering ISIL* in Iraq as the U.S. continues airstrikes in the country even as the Iraqi forces face internal political…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines, including a line for St. Louis area residents, were open for viewer commentary on the topic “Your View of Media Cover of Ferguson.” Hadas Gold talked by…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day.

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