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    • Power Wars

    • Inside Obama's Post-9/11 Presidency
    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Dan Woren
    • Length: 27 hrs and 40 mins
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    Barack Obama campaigned on a promise of change from George W. Bush's "global war on terror". Yet from indefinite detention and drone strikes to surveillance and military tribunals, Obama ended up continuing - and in some cases expanding - many policies he inherited. What happened? In Power Wars, Charlie Savage looks inside the Obama administration's national security legal and policy team in a way that no one has before.

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    • Great review of Executive National Security power

    • By E. Nelson on 12-08-15
    • Inside Obama's Post-9/11 Presidency
    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Dan Woren
    • Length: 27 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 11-03-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 56 ratings

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    • Justice Dept. To Take on Affirmative Action in College Admissions

    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
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    The Trump administration is preparing to redirect resources of the Justice Department’s civil rights division toward investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants, according to a document obtained by The New York Times.

    "Justice Dept. To Take on Affirmative Action in College Admissions" is from the August 01, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Privacy Complaints Mount Over Phone Searches at U.S. Border Since 2011

    • By: Charlie Savage, Ron Nixon
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 7 mins
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    They spoke of being humiliated and shaken. They described being “made to feel like a criminal.” And they maintained that their rights had been violated.

    "Privacy Complaints Mount Over Phone Searches at U.S. Border Since 2011" is from the December 22, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and Ron Nixon and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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    • CIA Torture Detailed in Newly Disclosed Documents

    • By: Sheri Fink, James Risen, Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Batches of newly disclosed documents about the Central Intelligence Agency’s defunct torture program are providing new details about its practices of slamming terrorism suspects into walls, confining them in coffinlike boxes and subjecting them to waterboarding — as well as internal disputes over whether two psychologists who designed the program were competent.

    "CIA Torture Detailed in Newly Disclosed Documents" is from the January 19, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Sheri Fink, James Risen and Charlie Savage and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • American ISIS Suspect Is Freed After Being Held More Than a Year

    • By: Charlie Savage, Rukmini Callimachi, Eric Schmitt
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 9 mins
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    The Trump administration has freed an American citizen whom the military imprisoned without trial for more than 13 months as a suspected Islamic State member, U.S. officials said Monday. His release brings a close to a legal saga that raised novel issues about the scope of the government’s national security powers and individual rights.

    "American ISIS Suspect Is Freed After Being Held More Than a Year" is from the October 29, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage, Rukmini Callimachi and Eric Schmitt and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Trump's Call to Strip Flag Burners of Citizenship Renews Decades-Old Debate

    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Trump's Call to Strip Flag Burners of Citizenship Renews Decades-Old Debate" is from the September 29, 2016 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Trump Poised to Lift Ban on CIA ‘Black Site’ Prisons

    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
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    The Trump administration is preparing a sweeping executive order that would clear the way for the CIA to reopen overseas “black site” prisons, like those where it detained and tortured terrorism suspects before former President Barack Obama shut them down.

    "Trump Poised to Lift Ban on CIA ‘Black Site’ Prisons" is from the January 25, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Twitter Users Blocked by Trump File Constitutional Lawsuit

    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 4 mins
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    A group of Twitter users blocked by President Donald Trump sued him and two top White House aides Tuesday, arguing that his account amounts to a public forum that he, as a government official, cannot bar people from.

    "Twitter Users Blocked by Trump File Constitutional Lawsuit" is from the July 11, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • At Trial, a Focus on the Facts, Not the Politics, of Benghazi

    • By: Charlie Savage, Adam Goldman
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Almost from the moment that Islamist militants overran the U.S. consulate and assaulted a CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya, in September 2012, politics consumed the deadly attacks. Using the event as partisan ammunition, Republicans and conservative media outlets sought to make the city’s name synonymous with Democratic scandal.

    "At Trial, a Focus on the Facts, Not the Politics, of Benghazi" is from the October 01, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and Adam Goldman and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Trump Eases Rules in Somalia Protecting Civilians in Strikes

    • By: Charlie Savage, Eric Schmitt
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 8 mins
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    President Donald Trump has relaxed some of the rules for preventing civilian casualties when the U.S. military carries out counterterrorism strikes in Somalia, laying the groundwork for an escalating campaign against Islamist militants in the Horn of Africa.

    "Trump Eases Rules in Somalia Protecting Civilians in Strikes" is from the March 30, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and Eric Schmitt and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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    • Asian-Americans’ Complaint Prompted Justice Inquiry of College Admissions

    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The Justice Department on Wednesday said it was searching for Civil Rights Division lawyers to investigate a single complaint involving Asian-American students in a college admissions affirmative-action case.

    "Asian-Americans’ Complaint Prompted Justice Inquiry of College Admissions" is from the August 02, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Ex-Senate Aide Pleads Guilty to Lying to FBI About Contacts With Reporter

    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
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    A former Senate Intelligence Committee aide pleaded guilty Monday to lying to the FBI about his contacts with an unidentified journalist during an investigation into leaks of classified information related to coverage of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

    "Ex-Senate Aide Pleads Guilty to Lying to FBI About Contacts With Reporter" is from the October 16, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • In Criminal Rulings, Garland Has Usually Sided with Law Enforcement

    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "In Criminal Rulings, Garland Has Usually Sided with Law Enforcement" is from the March 22, 2016, U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Trump Attacks Senator’s Credibility Over Gorsuch’s Comments

    • By: Charlie Savage, Jonathan Weisman
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 2 mins
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    It was a bit of a kiss-and-tell moment when Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., told reporters that President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, had called Trump’s attacks on the judiciary “demoralizing” and “disheartening.”

    "Trump Attacks Senator’s Credibility Over Gorsuch’s Comments" is from the February 09, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and Jonathan Weisman and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

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    • Lack of Plan for ISIS Detainees Raises Human Rights Concerns

    • By: Charlie Savage, Michael S. Schmidt, Eric Schmitt
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Lack of Plan for ISIS Detainees Raises Human Rights Concerns" is from the May 11, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage, Michael S. Schmidt and Eric Schmitt and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • Reversal by Justice Dept. in Transgender Protections

    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Attorney General Jeff Sessions Thursday ordered the Justice Department to take the position in court cases that transgender people are not protected by a civil rights law that bans workplace discrimination based on sex. The move was the Trump administration’s latest contraction of the Obama-era approach to civil rights enforcement.

    "Reversal by Justice Dept. in Transgender Protections" is from the October 05, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and narrated by Mike DelGaudio.

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    • Trickle of Kavanaugh’s White House Documents Emerges

    • By: Charlie Savage, Michael D. Shear
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 4 mins
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    The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday released about 5,700 pages of documents involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s time as an associate White House counsel in the George W. Bush administration, as Democrats complained that the vast majority of such files remained hidden from public view.

    "Trickle of Kavanaugh’s White House Documents Emerges" is from the August 09, 2018 US section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and Michael D. Shear and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • 2 Libyan Guantánamo Inmates Are Transferred to Senegal

    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "2 Libyan Guantánamo Inmates Are Transferred to Senegal" is from the April 04, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Leaked Documents From Kavanaugh’s Time in White House Discuss Abortion and Affirmative Action

    • By: Charlie Savage
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 5 mins
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    As a White House lawyer in the Bush administration, Judge Brett Kavanaugh challenged the accuracy of deeming the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision to be “settled law of the land,” according to a secret email obtained by The New York Times.

    "Leaked Documents From Kavanaugh’s Time in White House Discuss Abortion and Affirmative Action" is from the September 06, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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    • Sessions Refuses to Discuss His Conversations With Trump About Comey or Russia

    • By: Charlie Savage, Nicholas Fandos
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the first time Wednesday, eight months into his tenure as the nation’s chief law enforcement officer.

    "Sessions Refuses to Discuss His Conversations With Trump About Comey or Russia" is from the October 17, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Charlie Savage and Nicholas Fandos and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

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