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Plug Pulled On 'Plan B,' House Breaks For Christmas — House Speaker John Boehner was dealt a major defeat Thursday night. After spending most of the week trying to round up votes for his "Plan B" to extend tax cuts for virtually everyone, he pulled the measure without a vote.
Jul 31, 2014

I think we could just sub out the name of the bill, and this story from Dec 2012 holds.…

Latitudes: The International Music You Must Hear In July — You might not think that sunny summer is the best time to go burrowing deep into dusty sonic arcana. But I feel an immense compulsion to do so right now, thanks a string of superb new compilations of vintage material - paired with the release this month of Amanda Petrusich's entertaining and absorbing book Do Not Sell at Any Price, about the tribal obsessions of 78 rpm collectors and reissue producers (among them, a few of my acquaintances).
Jul 31, 2014

Five song set of older, international records from @anastasiat + @nprmusic, including Alexis Zoumbas, via Chris King.

With California Campaign, Political Pundit Decides To Try It Himself — What happens when a political expert puts down his pundit hat and actually runs for office? Ask Dan Schnur, a professor and political analyst who is now running to be California's secretary of state. Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required.
Jul 31, 2014

For you, @RalstonReports : With California Campaign, Political Pundit Decides To Try It Himself

Why Are Theater Tickets Cheaper On The West End Than On Broadway? — It's a Wednesday afternoon in London and a bunch of kids are standing outside a West End theater, giddily unaware that their parents have just shelled out a lot of money for the experience they're about to have.