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Success of ‘Hamilton’ May Have Saved Hamilton on the $10 Bill

April 16, 2016
Jackie Calmes | The New York Times
For more than 100 years, women have waited for a portrait of someone of their sex at the center of a paper note, a wait that appeared to be ending when Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced 10 months ago that he would choose a woman for a new $10 bill in development.
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States selecting RNC delegates, GOP meets in Florida, Obama's election-year agenda & a woman on the $10 bill

April 15, 2016
Ted Cruz sets himself up for success with delegates at the state level. Plus, why the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton" may be slowing progress of updating the $10 bill.
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American Security: An Economy That Works for All

April 15, 2016
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
For the third consecutive presidential cycle, the financial crisis that gave birth to the Great Recession will shape the outcome of an election. Americans robbed of wealth and their confidence eight years ago, and pessimistic that either of those missing ingredients will return anytime soon, are debating throughout a rough-and-tumble primary season whether continuity, revolution, or improvisation in the White House would improve their lives.
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Biggest Surprises of 2015 & Star Wars Storm Troopers Invade the White House

December 18, 2015
Donald Trump, energy accomplishments and a functioning government. Plus, Star Wars mania.

Obama Year-End Wrap Up, Sanders Campaign Sues DNC, Congress Passes Spending Deal and Fed Raises Rates

December 18, 2015
Obama's 2016 agenda, Sanders staffer accesses Clinton records and a bipartisan vote in Congress
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What the Fed’s interest rate hike means for your wallet

December 16, 2015
The Federal Reserve is doing something it hasn't done since 2006: raising interest rates. The long-awaited announcement by Fed chair Janet Yellen hikes a key short-term rate from near zero. For a closer look at how the Fed made its decision, Gwen Ifill talks with David Wessel of the Brookings Institution and Tara Siegel Bernard of The New York Times.
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This might be the most controversial theory for what’s behind the rise of ISIS

November 30, 2015
Jim Tankersley | The Washington Post
A year after his 700-page opus "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" stormed to the top of America's best-seller lists, Thomas Piketty is out with a new argument about income inequality. It may prove more controversial than his book...
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