Politics

11:58am

Fri June 6, 2014
Faith Matters

Rabbi: American Jews Should Not Worry About Anti-Semitism

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

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4:16am

Fri June 6, 2014
Politics

Senators Reach Deal To Pay For Veterans' Care Outside VA System

Originally published on Fri June 6, 2014 10:09 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

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4:08am

Fri June 6, 2014
Politics

Outside Groups To Spend Even More Ahead Of Miss. GOP Senate Runoff

Originally published on Fri June 6, 2014 10:09 am

Well-heeled outside groups easily outspent Sen. Thad Cochran and challenger Chris McDaniel before the GOP Senate primary in Mississippi. They're going all in on the runoff election later this month.

7:26pm

Thu June 5, 2014
It's All Politics

Explaining The Bergdahl Swap Hasn't Been Obama's Finest Hour

Originally published on Fri June 6, 2014 2:35 pm

President Obama at the news conference in Brussels at which he was asked if he had second thoughts about how he and his aides handled the Bergdahl deal announcement. British Prime Minister David Cameron is in the background.
Charles Dharapak AP

While White House officials are keeping a brave face, President Obama and his top aides obviously have a political firestorm on their hands, owing not only to the particular details of the prisoner exchange involving Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and five senior Taliban officials but how they informed Congress and the public.

Not that the president is yet willing to admit that publicly.

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4:46pm

Thu June 5, 2014
Parallels

How One Man's Arrest In London Shut Down Pakistan's Megacity

Originally published on Fri June 6, 2014 10:09 am

A Pakistani man reads a newspaper at a closed market in Karachi on Wednesday following the arrest of Altaf Hussain. For more than two decades, Hussain has wielded control over his party — and, by extension, parts of the city — from half a world away in London.
Asif Hassan AFP/Getty Images

The city of Karachi, on the edge of the Arabian Sea, has fizzed with life since Alexander the Great was strutting around Asia's deserts on his horse.

This chaotic and ruthless trading metropolis of more than 20 million is the giant turbine that drives Pakistan's creaking economy, providing the largest part of the national revenues.

Yet by midafternoon Thursday, Karachi's shopkeepers began hastily hauling down their steel shutters and heading home, suffering for a third consecutive day from an acute case of the jitters.

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