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Friday, February 10, 2012

housing, house, foreclosure, foreclosing House in foreclosure. (Respres/flickr)

The New Jersey State Senate will vote on Monday on whether to allow same sex marriage. Senate President Stephen Sweeney discusses his support of the legislation. Plus, US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Shaun Donovan, explains the $25 billion plan to help struggling homeowners; New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn shares her take on the state of the city; and Washington Post columnist and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, E. J. Dionne, talks about the controversy over healthcare and contraception at religious institutions.

HUD Secretary on the $25 Billion Homeowner Settlement

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan discusses the big deal struck between federal and state officials to help struggling homeowners--and what it could mean for the New York area. More information on the settlement here.

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Federal Healthcare and Contraception

Georgetown Professor E.J. Dionne, Washington Post columnist and and senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, talks about Obama's proposal for religious institutions to cover contraception in their healthcare plans. 

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Speaker Quinn's State of the City

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn discusses her State of the City address and other legislative matters. 

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NJ Senate Pres. Sweeney on Gay Marriage

Stephen Sweeney, New Jersey Senate President, discusses Monday's vote on the same sex marriage bill in the senate.

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Open Phones: Conservatives

We open the phones for conservatives to talk about what conservatism means to them. Call in or comment here. 212-433-9692

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Occupy Wall Street Today

What comes next for Occupy Wall Street? James Millerprofessor of politics and chair of Liberal Studies at The New School, Cecily McMillan, Occupy Wall Street organizer and Northeast Regional Organizer of the Young Democratic Socialists, and Yotam Moram, educator, writer and member of the Organization for a Free Society, preview tomorrow's conference at NYU, "The Winter of Our Discontent" -- a look at the OWS movement and what it can learn from 1960s-era activism. They discuss the lessons of Occupy Wall Street and look at where the movement is today.

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End of War: Brian's Response

Watch Brian's response to the question: Is war inevitable?

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