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It's All Politics
10:32 am
Wed December 18, 2013

5 Things We Learned From The Budget Debate

Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., takes a break from the Senate floor Tuesday after a bipartisan budget compromise cleared a procedural hurdle.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Originally published on Wed December 18, 2013 4:08 pm

Now that the bipartisan budget agreement has passed the Senate and is headed for the president's desk, it's a good time to consider some of the takeaways from the past two weeks of congressional Sturm und Drang.

Here are five:

Congress still works, sort of.

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Alt.Latino
10:21 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Alt.Latino Listeners Pick The Best Music Of 2013

Flor De Toloache is New York City's premier (and perhaps only) all-female mariachi group.
Andrei Averbuch Courtesy of the artist

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The Protojournalist
10:21 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Project Xpat: What The World Thinks Of America

Chantal Mpezo

Originally published on Wed December 18, 2013 10:35 am

"America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room," observed British historian Arnold J. Toynbee. "Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair."

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Beauty Shop
10:06 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Is Beyonce Still The Queen?

Originally published on Wed December 18, 2013 10:28 am

Pop star Beyonce's new surprise album has been getting a lot of buzz, but is it all it's cracked up to be? Beauty shop ladies Bridget Johnson, Aisha Harris, Danielle Belton and Anne Ishii weigh in.

Games & Humor
10:06 am
Wed December 18, 2013

African-American Woman To Run Humorous 'Harvard Lampoon' Magazine

Originally published on Wed December 18, 2013 10:28 am

The humor magazine The Harvard Lampoon was founded in 1876, but for the first time, an African-American woman will run things. Host Michel Martin talks with President-elect Alexis Wilkinson and Vice President-elect Eleanor Parker about their plans for the magazine.

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