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Monday, July 25, 2011

Ben Smith of Politico breaks down the latest developments in Washington’s negotiations to lift the debt ceiling. Plus: New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney; Jon Potter, President of the Fan Freedom Project, and the controversy over ticket ownership; and Om Malik of GigaOM network on Kickstarter, crowd-funding, and other tools for start-ups.  

Debt Ceiling: No End In Sight

There's down to the wire, and then there's this. Ben Smith, senior political writer for, discusses the continued intransigence in the debt ceiling negotiations in Washington, and the various plans being crafted in the Republican and Democratic camps.

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Oslo Attacks

Heidi Beirich, director of research at the Southern Poverty Law Center, and New York Times reporter, Scott Shane, walk us through items from the Oslo suspect's manifesto - specifically the references to American bloggers and writers who have warned about the threat from Islam for years now.

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Who Owns Your Ticket?

Jon Potter, president of the Fan Freedom Project, to discuss his efforts to change the way tickets are sold and to answer the following question: once you buy a ticket, is it yours?

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Analyzing Afghanistan

Matthew Irvine, research assistant at the Center for a New American Security and author of the report "Beyond Afghanistan: A Regional Security Strategy for South and Central Asia," discusses recent developments in America's longest war.


New Jersey Senate President Sweeney

New Jersey Senate president Stephen Sweeney discusses budget battles in New Jersey.

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Om Malik, founder of the gigaOM network, an online publishing company, and chief blogger for, discusses the success of Kickstarter and other crowd-funding tools--and what brand-new start-ups should think about in terms of funding.

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