Politics & Government

Barbershop
10:24 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Barbershop Guys Take A Swing At Sports Controversies

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National Security
10:24 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Bradley Manning: Whistleblower Or Traitor?

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Economy
10:24 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Jobs Have Been Added, But Why Are Wages Stubborn?

Originally published on Fri August 2, 2013 11:32 am

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Later today, we'll hear more about Pope Francis' recent visit to Brazil and we'll hear about why he made headlines around the world. That's in just a few minutes. But first, back here in this country, we want to hear about today's jobs numbers. One-hundred sixty-two thousand jobs were added last month, bringing the unemployment rate down to 7.4 percent. That's even below last month's report of 7.6 percent. The report also shows, though, that wages are going down for many workers.

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Politics & Government
8:27 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Milwaukee Attorney Will Head State Judicial Commission

The Wisconsin Judicial Commission has nine members and jurisdiction over 500 judges at all levels of judiciary.

Milwaukee Asst. District Attorney Jeremiah Van Hecke will become the new executive director of the Wisconsin Judicial Commission on August 28.

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Politics & Government
8:14 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Moore, Pocan Seek Special Protection for LGBT Youth

Milwaukee Congresswoman Gwen Moore and Madison Congressman Mark Pocan want language protecting LGBT runaway and homeless youth  added to a bill up for reauthorization in Congress.

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It's All Politics
7:13 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Could North Carolina Lead A 'Red-State Resurgence'?

Cozzie Watkins of Charlotte, N.C., holds a sign while joining a "Moral Monday" protest against recent actions of the North Carolina Legislature, in Raleigh last month.
Al Drago MCT /Landov

Pat McCrory hasn't fared too well with protesters.

The Republican governor of North Carolina has signed off on a vast array of conservative legislation this year, cutting taxes, slashing unemployment benefits and abolishing teacher tenure. So much change so fast has led to protests, including "Moral Monday" events staged at the capitol a dozen weeks in a row by the NAACP.

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Politics
4:41 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Reid Requests Talkative Senators 'Shut Up'

Originally published on Fri August 2, 2013 10:08 am

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Now to a group that was not in a mood to comply.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

You know how school kids can get as summer break is getting closer: a little rowdy.

MONTAGNE: Not how you'd normally describe the U.S. Senate, which is widely considered the more gentile congressional body. But tempers flared yesterday when Senators Patty Murray and Susan Collins had the floor and were trying to talk about transportation spending, but were being not just ignored, but drowned out by talkative colleagues.

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It's All Politics
6:37 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

What Chris Christie And Rand Paul Share, Despite Their Clash

Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey
Julio Cortez AP

Originally published on Thu August 1, 2013 6:54 pm

Now that the dust has settled somewhat on the rhetorical skirmish between Rand Paul and Chris Christie over NSA data-gathering, it's easier to see the irony of the confrontation.

We witnessed not just the punching and counterpunching of politicians considered likely contenders for the 2016 GOP nomination. It was also a clash between men who each possess a key to winning the White House.

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Politics & Government
5:17 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Six Bills Would Toughen Wisconsin's Drunk Driving Laws

One bill lawmakers are considering would make the third OWI conviction a felony
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Two GOP lawmakers say the state’s OWI statutes are weaker than those in the rest of the nation.

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Politics
3:54 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

New ATF Head Is Its First Senate-Confirmed Leader In 7 Years

Originally published on Thu August 1, 2013 4:48 pm

After a long delay, the Senate has finally confirmed B. Todd Jones to be the first permanent director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives. Who is he and what took so long?

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