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March 24, 2015

March 24, 2015

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March 23, 2015

March 23, 2015

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Tonight on the program, we take a look at Ted Cruz's announcement that he will run for president; the first Republican to do so.

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March 22, 2015

March 22, 2015

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On this edition for Sunday, March 22, 2015, a new ISIS threat against American military personnel and their families draws attention.

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March 21, 2015

March 21, 2015

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On this edition for Saturday, March 21, 2015, the United States and Iran report new momentum in negotiations to strike a nuclear deal.

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March 20, 2015

March 20, 2015

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The United States government hit the legal limit for the amount of money it can borrow Monday, but Treasury officials say they can take other measures to pay the bills. Ray Suarez discusses questions about how the debt ceiling works and the ongoing political debate with The New York Times' Binyamin Applebaum.

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