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    • Sanders to Launch New Plan to Break up Wall Street Giants, Including Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan

    • By: Jeff Stein
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday is unveiling legislation that would place a hard cap on the size of financial institutions, a proposal that would splinter Wall Street’s biggest firms in an effort to ward off future taxpayer bailouts.

    "Sanders to Launch New Plan to Break up Wall Street Giants, Including Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan" is from the October 03, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jeff Stein and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • How Trump May End Up Expanding Medicaid, Whether He Means to or Not

    • By: Jeff Stein
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Republican lawmakers in a half-dozen states are launching fresh efforts to expand Medicaid, the nation’s health insurance program for the poor, as party holdouts who had blocked the expansion say they’re now open to it because of Trump administration guidelines allowing states to impose new requirements that program recipients work to get benefits.

    "How Trump May End Up Expanding Medicaid, Whether He Means to or Not" is from the January 28, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jeff Stein and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump Criticizes Union Leader on Labor Day: ‘It Is Easy to See Why Unions Are Doing so Poorly’

    • By: Jeff Stein
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    President Trump criticized the leader of the nation’s largest union federation on Monday, escalating the feud between the administration and organized labor amid crucial negotiations for both sides over the North American Free Trade Agreement.

    "Trump Criticizes Union Leader on Labor Day: ‘It Is Easy to See Why Unions Are Doing so Poorly’" is from the September 03, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jeff Stein and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Here's What Happens If a Presidential Nominee Has to Drop Out of the Election

    • By: Jeff Stein
    • Narrated by: Matt Josdal
    • Length: 9 mins
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    What happens if one of the presidential candidates has to drop out of the race before Election Day? Both Republicans and Democrats have roughly similar "break in case of emergency" contingency plans that would force a few hundred party bigwigs into an extraordinary and unprecedented position. They’d decide the fate of the race, with only a few ambiguous rules to help them chart their course forward.

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    • Middle-Class Income Rose Above $61,000 for the First Time Last Year, U.S. Census Bureau Says

    • By: Heather Long, Jeff Stein
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Middle-class income rose to the highest recorded levels in 2017 and the national poverty rate declined as the benefits of the strong economy lifted the fortunes of more Americans, the U.S. Census reported Wednesday.

    "Middle-Class Income Rose Above $61,000 for the First Time Last Year, U.S. Census Bureau Says" is from the September 12, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Heather Long and Jeff Stein and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • GOP Tax Bill Passes Congress

    • By: Damian Paletta, Jeff Stein
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The House on Wednesday approved a massive Republican plan to overhaul the tax code, clearing the bill’s final hurdle in Congress and sending it to President Trump to be signed into law.

    "GOP Tax Bill Passes Congress" is from the December 20, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Damian Paletta and Jeff Stein and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • GOP Eyes Post-Tax-Cut Changes to Welfare, Medicare and Social Security

    • By: Jeff Stein
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 mins
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    High-ranking Republicans are hinting that, after their tax overhaul, the party intends to look at cutting spending on welfare, entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare, and other parts of the social safety net.

    "GOP Eyes Post-Tax-Cut Changes to Welfare, Medicare and Social Security" is from the December 01, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jeff Stein and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Trade War Could Wipe out Gains of GOP Tax Law, Former Top Trump Economic Adviser Says

    • By: Jeff Stein
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    An escalating trade war could wipe out the benefits of the Republican tax law passed last fall, President Trump's former top economic adviser said Thursday.

    "Trade War Could Wipe out Gains of GOP Tax Law, Former Top Trump Economic Adviser Says" is from the June 14, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jeff Stein and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • House GOP Is Pushing a New Round of Tax Cuts That Could Cost $2 Trillion over 10 Years

    • By: Jeff Stein
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    House Republicans bracing for November's midterm elections unveiled a second round of tax cuts on Monday that could add more than $2 trillion to the federal deficit over a decade, aiming to cement the steep cuts they passed last fall despite criticisms of fiscal profligacy and tailoring their policies to help the rich.

    "House GOP Is Pushing a New Round of Tax Cuts That Could Cost $2 Trillion over 10 Years" is from the September 11, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jeff Stein and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • GOP Tax Bill Passes House as Senate Plans Vote for Late Tuesday

    • By: Jeff Stein
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The House of Representatives passed Republicans’ sweeping tax overhaul on Tuesday, sending the plan to the Senate and setting the stage for the bill to be signed by President Trump as early as this week.

    "GOP Tax Bill Passes House as Senate Plans Vote for Late Tuesday" is from the December 19, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jeff Stein and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Republicans Appear to Have Votes Needed for Tax Plan After Rubio Signals

    • By: Damian Paletta, Erica Werner, Jeff Stein, and others
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) signaled Friday he’d back the final GOP tax plan after additional benefits for working families were added, appearing to give Republicans the votes they need to pass the largest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in three decades.

    "Republicans Appear to Have Votes Needed for Tax Plan After Rubio Signals" is from the December 15, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Damian Paletta, Erica Werner, Jeff Stein and Mike DeBonis and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • GOP Faces 5-Day Scramble to Pass Tax Bill, Avoid Government Shutdown

    • By: Jeff Stein, Mike DeBonis, Patrick Reis
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Republicans return to Congress on Monday facing a packed agenda with little time to enact it, as party leaders aim to quickly pass their massive tax plan and then cut a budget deal with Democrats before the end of Friday to avert a government shutdown.

    "GOP Faces 5-Day Scramble to Pass Tax Bill, Avoid Government Shutdown" is from the December 17, 2017 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jeff Stein, Mike DeBonis and Patrick Reis and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • In Expensive Cities, Rents Fall for the Rich — but Rise for the Poor

    • By: Jeff Stein
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    U.S. cities struggling with soaring housing costs have found some success in lowering rents this year, but that relief has not reached the renters most at risk of losing their housing.

    "In Expensive Cities, Rents Fall for the Rich — but Rise for the Poor" is from the August 06, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jeff Stein and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Saddam's Bombmaker

    • The Daring Escape of the Man Who Built Iraq's Secret Weapon
    • By: Khidhir Hamza, Jeff Stein
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
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    Khidhir Hamza, the Iraqi scientist who designed Baghdad's nuclear bomb, tells how he secretly developed the bomb with the cynical help of U.S., French, German, and British suppliers and experts and kept it hidden from U.N. inspectors after the Gulf War.

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    • Saddam's Bombmaker?

    • By Robert S. Moore Jr. on 03-04-12

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    • At State Level, GOP Renews Push to Require ‘Supermajorities’ for Tax Hikes, Imperiling Progressive Agenda

    • By: Jeff Stein
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Florida Republicans are pursuing a plan to make it harder for lawmakers to raise taxes in the state, adding new hurdles for Democrats hoping to enact bold social programs such as "Medicare for all" and more robust education spending.

    "At State Level, GOP Renews Push to Require ‘Supermajorities’ for Tax Hikes, Imperiling Progressive Agenda" is from the July 09, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jeff Stein and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Is Sending 671,000 Families an Election-Year Check. Democrats Call It Bribery.

    • By: Jeff Stein
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Starting May 15, parents in Wisconsin can log on to a state-run website, answer a few questions and sign up to get checks worth $100 per child.

    "Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Is Sending 671,000 Families an Election-Year Check. Democrats Call It Bribery." is from the May 03, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jeff Stein and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Kentucky Legislators Send Tax Cuts for Wealthy, Tax Hikes for the Other 95 Percent to Governor’s Desk

    • By: Jeff Stein
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The Kentucky legislature passed a sweeping tax overhaul this week, and now lawmakers are asking Gov. Matt Bevin to sign a bill that would slash taxes for some corporations and wealthy individuals while raising them on 95 percent of state residents, according to a new analysis.

    "Kentucky Legislators Send Tax Cuts for Wealthy, Tax Hikes for the Other 95 Percent to Governor’s Desk" is from the April 05, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jeff Stein and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • U.S. Economic Growth Slowed in 2017’s Fourth Quarter, Missing Trump’s Targets

    • By: Jeff Stein
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 5 mins
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    U.S. economic growth slowed in 2017’s fourth quarter, underscoring the difficulty President Trump faces in delivering his promised economic renaissance and increasing pressure on the Republican tax bill to achieve results few independent analysts predict it can.

    "U.S. Economic Growth Slowed in 2017’s Fourth Quarter, Missing Trump’s Targets" is from the January 26, 2018 Business section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jeff Stein and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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