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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Eric T. Schneiderman Takes Oath Of Office To Become State’s 65th Attorney General. (Don Pollard)

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman talks about his appointment to co-chair a federal task force on examining mortgage fraud. Then, Gretchen Morgenson of The New York Times discusses securities fraud investigations thus far. Plus: a check-in on the Florida primary; how the publisher of Amazon’s imprint is shaking up the book industry; President Obama’s call to require students to stay in school; and a personal history of war crimes tribunals.

AG Schneiderman Promises Swift Action From New Financial Regulation Group

Recap from It's a Free Country.

Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's A Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, Eric Schneiderman, New York State Attorney General and  co-chair of the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group, talked about his appointment to co-chair the federal working group examining mortgage fraud.

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Prosecuting Mortgage Crimes

Gretchen Morgenson, business reporter for the New York Times, continues the conversation about going after after mortgage fraud and other financial crimes. Listeners, what do you think? Where would you start when it comes to investigating financial crimes that led to the 2008 collapse?

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Building the War Crimes Tribunals

David Scheffer, law professor and director of the Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern University School of Law and author of All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals, talks about his work as the first US ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues.

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From Florida

Anna Sale, reporter for It's a Free Country and Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for The Washington Post, talk about today's Florida primary.  

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Amazon Warrior

Brad Stone, Bloomberg Businessweek senior technology writer, talks about how the publisher of Amazon's imprint is shaking up the book industry.

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Stay in School

Cecilia Rouse, professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton University and recent member of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, talks about President Obama's call to legally require students to stay in school until graduation or turning 18.

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