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Monday, July 11, 2011

Lawmakers discussed defaults and disruptions in Washington over the weekend. Congressman Jim Himes (D-CT-4) talks about debt ceiling negotiations and what his party is willing to concede. Plus: the FTC investigates claims about a flatter tummy; what a new study found about the effects of Medicaid on patients; and the secrets to box office gold for screenwriters.

Open Seating

Azi Paybarah, politics reporter for the New York Observer, and Bob Hardt, political director at NY1, discuss the decided field for the NY-9 special election and the early field for the 2013 mayoral seat.

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Himes On Debt Ceiling

U.S. Congressman (D-CT-4), Jim Himes, will discuss the debt ceiling negotiations in Washington and other news of the day.

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"1 Tip for a Tiny Belly"

Washington Post reporter, Paul Farhi, looks into the ubiquitous web ad that the Federal Trade Commission estimates has netted $1B so far.

Do you have a tip for losing belly fat?

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The Benefits of Insurance

Medical reporter for the New York Times, Gina Kolata, talks about a new study from Oregon on the effects of Medicaid on patients. 

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The Latest on Debt Negotiations

Steven Dennis, reporter for Roll Call, discusses the latest on the debt negotiations in Washington as President Obama addresses reporters at a news conference this morning.

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Box Office Gold

We'll be talking with screenwriting partners, co-creators of Reno 911, and co-authors of Writing Movies for Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too!Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon.

Events: Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon will be at the Apple Store SoHo Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at 6pm; at NYU Tisch School of the Arts July 12, 2011, at 7:00pm; and at The Paley Center Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at 6:30pm.

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