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8:14 am
Sun September 1, 2013

What One GOP Congressman Would Do About Syria

Originally published on Sun September 8, 2013 9:08 am

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WADE GOODWYN, HOST:

We turn now to Republican congressman Tom McClintock, to hear from him about Syria. He represents California's 4th District. Congressman, thanks for joining us this morning.

CONGRESSMAN TOM MCCLINTOCK: It's my pleasure. Thanks for having me.

GOODWYN: Are you pleased that the president has decided to bring this matter to Congress?

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Politics
8:14 am
Sun September 1, 2013

Obama's Nod To Congress Could Be Smart Politics

Originally published on Sun September 1, 2013 10:23 am

Members of Congress have been arguing for a week that the president should seek their approval on a military response to Syria. Now that Obama has agreed, it may be a case of "careful what you wish for." Guest host Wade Goodwyn asks NPR political correspondent Mara Liasson what Congress might do.

Sports
8:14 am
Sun September 1, 2013

College Football Season Starts

Originally published on Sun September 1, 2013 10:23 am

Alabama starts the year ranked No. 1, but after the playoffs, rankings will be less subjective. Guest host Wade Goodwyn checks in with NPR's Mike Pesca for a preview of the sports ahead: the start of the NFL season, the concussion settlement and a look at the 2013 college football.

Economy
8:14 am
Sun September 1, 2013

Making It On Minimum Wage

Originally published on Sun September 1, 2013 10:23 am

Joanna Cruz, a New Jersey mother of three who works as a cook at a convenience store, wrote in an online essay that "too often, people think that individuals on public assistance programs are lazy. I would like for them to spend one day in my shoes." She shares what it's like to support a family on minimum wage with guest host Wade Goodwyn.

National Security
8:14 am
Sun September 1, 2013

Pentagon Is Cautious On Possible Syria Strikes

Originally published on Sun September 1, 2013 10:23 am

Military officials are concerned that a limited strike against Syria could prompt the Assad regime to target civilians with more conventional weapons. Guest host Wade Goodwyn speaks with NPR's Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman.

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