10:40am

Fri January 13, 2012
It's All Politics

Obama Government-Streamlining Offer Creates GOP Dilemma

Originally published on Fri January 13, 2012 12:54 pm

President Obama proposal to streamline government will be challenging for the GOP to counter.
Ann Heisenfelt AP

Maybe even if it weren't a general-election year, President Obama would still be proposing that Congress give him the power to merge federal agencies to make the government smaller and more efficient.

But the fact is it is the year in which the president is seeking re-election, a year in which both the eventual Republican presidential nominee and Obama's GOP opponents in Congress will assert hundreds of times before it's over that he is a big-government Democrat.

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10:00am

Fri January 13, 2012
-Tuned To Yesterday

Tuned To Yesterday

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Tuned To Yesterday features programs from radio's golden era. Drama, Comedy, Western, Sci-Fi and more. Produced by Mark Lavonier.

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Fri January 13, 2012
-New York Ski Report

Ski Report for January 13, 2012

Ski area conditions around New York. This report provided by Ski Areas of New York.

9:05am

Fri January 13, 2012
The Two-Way

VIDEO: Eggs Fly As Apple Cancels Store Sales Of iPhone 4S In Beijing

Police tried to seal off the area as thousands of customers gathered outside an Apple store in Beijing's upmarket Sanlitun shopping district today.
AFP/Getty Images

8:09am

Fri January 13, 2012
It's All Politics

New Mitt Romney Ad Defends His Bain Capital Career

Originally published on Fri January 13, 2012 11:57 am

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7:30am

Fri January 13, 2012
Around the Nation

N.Y. Philharmonic Interrupted By Ringing Cell Phone

Originally published on Fri January 13, 2012 11:50 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene.

We've all heard the rule: Turn off your cell phone. Well, someone broke it this week at a performance of the New York Philharmonic.

(SOUNDBITE OF CELL PHONE RINGING)

GREENE: The iPhone Marimba ring tone had not been written into Mahler's Ninth Symphony. But there it was, chirping from the front row of the audience. The conductor was so incensed, he cut off the performance and waited for the iPhone to stop. The audience member was apparently not offered an audition.

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7:30am

Fri January 13, 2012
The Two-Way

Reports: Obama To Seek Power To Merge Agencies, Streamline Government

(A new lede was put on this post at 11:30 a.m. ET.)

Saying "the government we have is not the government we need" and that it's still organized for the 20th Century, President Obama is asking Congress to give him the power to do some streamlining and merging of agencies that overlap.

"I'm calling on Congress to reinstate the authority that past presidents have had" to reorganize the government, the president just said at the White House. He pledged to only use the authority to make the government more efficient and leaner.

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7:22am

Fri January 13, 2012
Around the Nation

111-Year-Old Woman To Become U.S. Citizen

Originally published on Fri January 13, 2012 11:50 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep, with a milestone for immigration. Warina Zaya Bahou becomes a U.S. citizen today in Sterling Heights, Michigan. She's an immigrant from Iran. What makes the ceremony remarkable is the birth date of the new citizen. She was born in 1900. Back then, Iran still had kings and William McKinley was president of the United States. Now at age 111 she becomes the second oldest person to be naturalized as an American. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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