News update: the Philadelphia Eagles, Trans-Pacific Partnership, and Loretta Lynch confirmation vote

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Guests: Mike Sielski, Jonathan Weisman, Del Quentin Wilber

Today on Radio Times, we bring you up to date on three news stories. We’ll start things off with MIKE SIELSKI, sports columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He’s been following the off season moves of the ever-interesting Philadelphia Eagles’ coach Chip Kelly and crew, including the recent signings of high profile quarterbacks Tim Tebow and Sam Bradford. Then we’ll hear from JONATHAN WEISMAN, economic policy reporter at The New York Times, on the status of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the free-trade deal between the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries that President Obama and Congressional Republicans support but many Democrats are against. Lastly, the Senate voted yesterday to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next U.S. Attorney General. The confirmation process was held up in Congress for months because of fighting over abortion language in a sex trafficking bill. Marty talks with Bloomberg News reporter DEL QUENTIN WILBER about the confirmation process and how Lynch will run the Justice Department.

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