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Monday, July 18, 2011

The EPA faces pushback from GOP lawmakers who don’t agree with new, tougher regulations on greenhouse gas emissions. Clean air chief Gina McCarthy of the EPA discusses what’s next for the agency and the Clean Air Act. Plus: City Council Speaker Christine Quinn on cyber-bullying and other city news; Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine on the details of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s trip abroad; and saying goodbye to The Boy Who Lived. 

EPA and the Clean Air Push

Gina McCarthy, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, discusses the latest clean air regulation the EPA has proposed, as well as what's coming up from the agency and the political reaction in Washington. 

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Warren Decommissioned

Carter Dougherty, reporter for Bloomberg News, on President Obama's decision to pass on Elizabeth Warren's nomination as the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, in favor of Richard Cordray.

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Christine Quinn on Cyberbullying and City Council News

Christine Quinn, speaker of the New York City Council, talks about Monday's cyberbullying summit, and other pressing City Council news.

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Around the World with Hillary Clinton

Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs and author of How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle,  looks at Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's latest international trip, including India, China, Bali and Turkey.

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Open Phones: New Women's Soccer Fans

The US did not take home the gold yesterday, but the Women's World Cup captivated both the United States and Japan. Did you get into the women's soccer for the first time? Why? Will you keep watching? Grant Wahl, covering the World Cup for Sports Illustrated and Lawrie Mifflin senior editor at The New York Times and soccer aficionado, discuss what this means for women's soccer and the two countries.

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The End of Harry Potter

Dan Kois, cultural critic who's written about the final Harry Potter movie for the New York Times Magazine and Slate, reviews Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and discusses the end of the Harry Potter franchise.

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