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Thursday, July 21, 2011

They seem to be getting closer to a deal in the debt ceiling negotiations in Washington. We’ll get an update. Plus: Nick Davies, the Guardian reporter who broke much of the News of the World phone-hacking story, discusses his reporting; the famine and humanitarian crisis in East Africa; columnist Steven Petrow with the complete guide for LGBT life; and J Street director Jeremy Ben-Ami argues that supporting Israel means supporting a 2-state solution.

Closer to a Compromise on the Debt Ceiling

As Democrats and Republicans get closer to a compromise on the debt ceiling, Roll Call staff writer Steven Dennis gives an update on the negotiations, the Gang of Six, and President Obama's position.

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The News on the News

Guardian reporter Nick Davies to talk about the Rupert Murdoch News of the World story, much of which he broke for the Guardian.

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Gay Etiquette

Steven Petrow, nationally syndicated columnist, former president of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association and author of Steven Petrow's Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners: The Definitive Guide to LGBT Life, discusses etiquette dilemmas in light of the  legalization of gay marriage.

The deadline for registering in the lottery to get married in New York City this Sunday, the first day gay couples to get married by a city clerk, is today at noon! Gay or straight, if you and your partner want to get married this weekend, follow this link to register for the lottery. 

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Horn of Africa in Crisis

Jeffrey Gettleman, East Africa bureau chief for The New York Times in Dadaab, Kenya, and Shannon Scribner, humanitarian policy director at Oxfam America, discuss the famine in Somalia and the growing humanitarian crisis in East Africa.

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New Zionism

Jeremy Ben-Ami, executive director of J Street and JStreetPAC and the author of A New Voice for Israel: Fighting for the Survival of the Jewish Nation, argues supporting Israel means supporting a two-state solution.

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Marshall McLuhan Today

On the centennial of Marshall McLuhan's birth, Paul Levinson, professor of communication & media studies at Fordham University and author of Digital McLuhan: A Guide to the Information Millenium, discusses McLuhan's work and legacy.

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