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- Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel: If you want to pay more for your doctor, you can under Obamacare
- Sen. Rand Paul: ‘I am seriously thinking about’ running for president in 2016
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- Obama: Hole U.S. ‘digging out of’ requires billions more in unemployment benefits
- Obama’s regulatory agenda will cost U.S. economy $143B next year: report
- Patriot Act author on James Clapper: Fire, prosecute him
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Topic - Joyce Slocum
Despite efforts to strip government funding for public broadcasting, PBS chief Paula Kerger said the federal budget deal retains most of the money that President Barack Obama had set aside for public television and radio stations.
Imagine for a moment you were named the new president of National Public Radio (NPR). Your organization has just gone through several public relations disasters. They include firing respected liberal pundit Juan Williams for simply expressing his personal opinion on Fox News - and having former fundraiser Ron Schiller secretly caught on tape calling Tea Party activists "bigots" and making offensive comments about Jews. It's come to a point where many people across the ideological divide are debating whether NPR deserves to continue receiving public funding.
Ah, the few, the proud. That would be the 65 Gridiron Club members who have finally drawn President Obama to their annual dinner Saturday night at the Renaissance Washington Hotel.