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A live, two-hour morning news-analysis program.

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President Trump And A Worried Europe

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:03:25 -0500

America in Europe. The president's envoys try to reassure Europe and NATO that we're all still on the same team, but Europe wonders.

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Week In The News: Flynn Fired, Puzder Backs Out, Oroville Dam

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:19:24 -0500

Michael Flynn fired. Calls to investigate Trump's Russia ties. Netanyahu at the White House. California dam crisis. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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Mo Willems Talks To Children – And Us

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:09:25 -0500

Mo Willems, acclaimed children's author and illustrator, joins us to talk Knuffle Bunny, Nanette's baguette and finding empathy in today's world.

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Tax Reform And Your Shopping Cart

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:25:22 -0500

Tax reform — American retailers, importers, are warning of big price hikes. American exporters are celebrating. Plus: Warren Buffet dumps 90% of his shares in Wal-Mart.

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Israel-U.S. Relations At A Reset

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:01:27 -0500

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is coming to visit President Trump. Plus: the latest on the resignation of the President's National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn.

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New Moves On American Wind Power

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:17:25 -0500

Big new offshore wind farms are opening up, with a lot of muscle. We'll look at wind, oil and the future of energy in America.

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Week In The News: Sessions And DeVos, Warren Silenced, Patriots Stunner

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:50:28 -0500

Jeff Sessions, Betsy DeVos confirmed. Elizabeth Warren silenced. Trump's travel ban and the 9th Circuit Court. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.

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Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia Talks Trump And Putin

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:54:01 -0500

Former U.S. Ambassador to Moscow, Michael McFaul, warns Americans not to let their leaders go down the path of Vladimir Putin. He joins us.

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President Trump Takes On Dodd-Frank

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:53:31 -0500

Banks never liked Dodd-Frank –the regulations that came after the Crash of '08. The President says he's going to do a big number on it. Can he protect his voters and Wall Street? Main Street?

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American Allies In A Time Of Trump

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:31:34 -0500

The U.S. and its allies when Donald Trump promises to put America first. Provocative diplomacy and the new administration.

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How Aging Athletes Continue To Win Big

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 13:33:26 -0500

Tom Brady at 39 in his seventh Super Bowl. Roger Federer and Serena Williams win the Australian Open at 35. Age-defying athletes, and what they can teach us.

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Week In the News: Trump's SCOTUS Pick, Immigration Impact, Cabinet Battles

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 13:09:26 -0500

Uproar over Trump's immigration ban. A Supreme Court pick. A Trump blowup with Australia. New fighting in Ukraine. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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President Trump's SCOTUS Pick

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 12:49:27 -0500

In our 100-Day Spotlight on the Trump Administration: The President announces his pick for the Supreme Court. We'll look at the nominee and confirmation battle ahead.

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Guarding Against Authoritarianism

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:51:23 -0500

In our 100-Day Spotlight on the Trump Administration: in a time of fast, dramatic action, how do we assure that we don't lose democratic oversight?

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Deregulating The American Economy

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:26:23 -0500

In our 100 Day Spotlight: President Trump says he'll cut regulation by 75 percent, maybe more. What would deregulation mean for the economy, for workers, for the environment?

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President Trump And The Press

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:13:26 -0500

In our 100 Day Spotlight: President Trump and the press. He says it's war. Journalists say they're just out for truth. For facts. We dive in.

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What The Women's March On Washington Means For Civic Protest

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:39:25 -0500

Thousands of women march on Washington and all around the country. We'll hear their message and look at civic activism in the age of Trump.

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On Point's 100 Day Spotlight Kickoff

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:03:30 -0500

We kick off On Point's 100 Day Spotlight on the opening moves of the new Trump presidency. Every step, every angle, as it unfolds.

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The Inauguration Of President Donald Trump

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:31:25 -0500

A special, live, evening wrap-up of Inauguration Day. The transfer of power. The swearing in. The speech and reaction from around the country.

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'Spinster' – And Loving It

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:57:37 -0500

With over 50% of American women unmarried— we'll look at the push to reclaim the word "spinster" – to be single and proud of it.

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Week In The News: The Trump Inauguration

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:37:28 -0500

A busy week in the news as we count down to the Inauguration. We'll have live reports from Washington and perspective from across the country. Our weekly news roundtable takes on Inauguration Day.

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Roger Cohen On Trump's Russia Challenge

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:15:27 -0500

New York Times columnist Roger Cohen on president-elect Trump and Russia. A stark warning on Putin's plans for Europe, NATO, and us.

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