Gillibrand’s Goals

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Friday, December 03, 2010

The 111th Congress has three weeks left before they turn things over to the 112th. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand outlines her hopes for the lame duck session, including the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act and the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." Plus: the news from Capitol Hill; the inequities of posting bail; other countries' reactions to the WikiLeaks data dump; and what Gawker learned by reading Gov. Paterson’s email.

Senator Gillibrand on the Lame Duck Session

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New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand talks about pending legislation in the lame duck session, including the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act and the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

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Washington's Week

Melinda Henneberger, founder and editor-in-chief of Politics Daily, rounds up the week's national news.

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Bailing on Bail

Jamie Fellner, Senior Counsel at Human Rights Watch's US Program, talks about her new report "The Price of Freedom" on the iniquities in the city's bail system.

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WikiLeaks Around the World

Derek Stoffel, national reporter for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, discusses what the WikiLeaks cables have to say about Canada.  Then Scott Horton, contributing editor to Harper's Magazine and blogger for, talks about the leaked cables out of Madrid that reveal efforts by the U.S. State Department to obstruct criminal investigations involving Spain. And Time magazine Washington correspondent Massimo Calabresi talks about Julian Assange, the man behind WikiLeaks.

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Journalists' Emails Exposed

Columbia Journalism Review staff writer Clint Hendler and Gawker columnist John Cook discuss their FOIA requests for correspondence between reporters and Governor Paterson's press secretaries and what they reveal, and Liz Benjamin, host of Capital Tonight, talks about having her own emails exposed.

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Hanukkah Gift Giving Strategies

Listeners call in to share their own gift-giving strategies for the eight-night celebration.

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